Why govt's skill development initiative still struggles with placements?

In its first iteration, the government was able to enrol two million candidates, but it could certify 1.5 million and place only 0.3 million

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Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajeev Chandrasekhar said the government was spending Rs 5,000 crore on skill development initiatives

Ishaan Gera New Delhi
Even as the government seeks to recruit one million people in 18 months, it is interesting that the record of its flagship skill development programme, which aims to enhance the employment potential of Indians, has been poor. To be sure, the progress was not great to begin with, and it inevitably deteriorated during the two years of the pandemic.

When the government announced its first skill development initiative in 2015, it aimed to train as many people as possible and provide them with placements. By its second iteration, the government had pivoted its model to re-skilling, recognising the fast-changing need

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First Published: Jun 17 2022 | 6:10 AM IST

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