From Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, MoS for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs
“The budget for skill development is highly encouraging for us. As announced, we will be creating 1500 Multi Skill Training Institutes (MSTIs) which will basically be the new generation ITIs set up in PPP mode. So far we have just had standalone government or private ITIs. These will be set up in those blocks and districts of the country which are yet to focus on skill development.
We are also certain and committed to achieve our target of skilling 1 crore youth over the next 3 years under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). In line with this, we are already setting up model skill centres across more than 500 districts in the country.
The formation of the National Skill Certification Board is another big step in further strengthening the skill ecosystem. It will see representation from both government and industry, which will collectively enable a joint framework for quality skill assessment.
The focus of the budget on creation of jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities through initiatives like Start-Up India and others, spells out the clear vision of government, to link the skilled workforce with employment opportunities.”
We will work to deliver Entrepreneurship, Education and training in 2200 colleges, 300 schools, 500 government ITIs and 50 Vocational Training Centres. Aspiring entrepreneurs will be connected to mentors and credit markets.”