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Skill Council for Artists/Crafts Persons



    Cabinet approves skill policy and institutional structure

Skill Council for Artists/Crafts Persons .


The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that the Government has constituted and operationalised 29 Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) which are industry led bodies intended to align the skilling efforts as per the industrys requirement. The SSCs prescribe the National Occupational Standards (NOS) and Qualification Packs (QPs) based on which the training is imparted. .


In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today the Minister said Handicrafts Sector Skill Council (HSSC) has been mandated to promote skilling in the handicraft segment. The key objective of the HSSC is to create a robust and vibrant eco-system for skill development in the handicraft and carpet sectors including for craft persons and workers, across the country. The Council has to identify all the job roles in the sector, finalize standards for them, developed affiliation criteria for training partners along with assessment and certification of the trainees. Further, there is no plan to operationalise Sector Skill Councils at district level. .


First Published: Thu, December 10 2015. 00:21 IST