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Prelims 2018: Quick Revision Notes – Schemes & Policies Part-I

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    23rd Apr, 2018

IAS Prelims Quick Revision Notes - Schemes & Policies Part-I for GS

Governance Schemes and Policies 1. SANKALP & STRIVE Scheme Objectives -- 1.  The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved two new World Bank supported schemes of Rs. 6,655 crore – named as kills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion  (SANKALP) and Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement  (STRIVE). SANKALP and STRIVE are outcome focused schemes marking shift in government’s implementation strategy in vocational education and training from inputs to results. SANKALP is Rs. 4,455 crore Centrally sponsored scheme including Rs. 3,300 crore loan support from World Bank. STRIVE is a Rs. 2,200 crore - central sector scheme, with half of the scheme outlay as World bank loan assistance. 2.  There has been a long felt need for a national architecture for promoting convergence, ensuring effective governance and regulation of skill training and catalysing industry efforts in vocational training space. The two schemes SANKALP and STRIVE shall address this need by setting up national bodies for accreditation & certification which shall regulate accreditation and certification in both long and short term Vocational Education and Training (VET).    
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