As per NITI Aayog’s report, strategy for New India@75, skill development plans and strategies should be developed by geography and sector mapping the availability of infrastructure and on the basis of assessing skill requirements both at the national and state levels.
The report also posits that an Overseas Employment Promotion Agency should be set up at the national level under the Ministry of External Affairs, in line with international standards.
The report also states that to address the requirement of skilled workers in the unorganised sector, scaling up RPL is required under the PMKSY, using bridge training, apprenticeship, dual training, work-based learning and advanced courses.
It should be made compulsory for Industry stakeholders to publish their vacancy details through the National Career Centres with some incentives given to industries, which are hiring trainees of flagship schemes like PMKVY and DDU-GKY.
Training capacities of trainer in training institutes need to be upgraded to ensure the availability of qualified trainers. Trainers’ training centres should be established in each of the districts of India.
MSDE should have a single regulatory body with branches in all states to lay down minimum standards for all players in the skilling system like training providers, assessors, etc.
Centralised MIS should be there to provide information on skill development on all types of short-term training programmes implemented by various departments, ministries and institutes.
Internship in industries is quite important as both the employer and trainee understand each other’s requirements. So, more emphasis should be given on increasing interactions between industry and trainees.