India's transition to a knowledge-based economy requires its huge young population to be educated and skilled. Its competitive edge will be determined by its people's ability to create, share, and use knowledge effectively.
Skilled India Need of the hour.
Skill India is an initiative of the government of India which has been launched to empower the youth of the country with skill sets which make them more employable and more productive in their work environment. National Skills Mission is chaired by the Honorable Prime Minister, Shri NarendraModi himself.
India as a country has unique advantage of its youth in the working age group. If ever there is a way to reap this demographic advantage, it has to be through skill development of the youth so that they add not only to their personal growth, but to the country s economic growth as well.
India's transition to a knowledge-based economy requires its huge young population to be educated and skilled. Its competitive edge will be determined by its people's ability to create, share, and use knowledge effectively. A knowledge economy requires India to develop workers—knowledge workers and knowledge technologists, who are flexible and analytical, and who can be the driving force for innovation and growth.
In view of the significance of this aspect, the Government of India put in place a National Policy for Skill Development in 2009. Subsequently, the National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015 came into effect. The objective of this policy is to meet the challenge of skilling at scale with speed, standard, and sustainability. It aims to provide framework and Procedure to all skilling activities being carried out within the country.
The industry is the main beneficiary of a skilled workforce. Hence its role is highly crucial and the movement cannot be a success without active participation.
Recognizing the significance of skilling the youth of the country, the Indian Government has created an independent Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and has supported it with an institutional framework like the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA), National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the Directorate General of Training (DGT) under the Skill India mission. More than 20 Ministries run various skill development programs, and each State has a dedicated State Skill Development Mission (SSDM) that handles skill development at the state level.