The skills loan benefited 6,018 people: Ministry
The Skills Loan Program aims to provide a loan facility for applicants wishing to take skills development courses aligned with the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF). The loan amount ranges from Rs 5,000 to Rs 1,50,000 depending on the course and has a repayment period of three to seven years.
In a separate response, the Ministry of Skills Development informed Lok Sabha that the Steering Committee of the National Skills Development Mission, at its second meeting on June 29, 2021, proposed to undertake the review of the policy. national program for skills development and entrepreneurship.
“Alignment with global standards has always been part of the policies and guidelines of the Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship. All NSQF qualification packs and programs contain references to global standards wherever needed, ”he added.
The Skills Development Ministry said Monday that lakhs of migrant workers had returned during the COVID-19 lockdown in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Citing data provided by states for the implementation of Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan (GKRA), the Department of Skills Development said 3.2 million migrant workers have returned to Uttar Pradesh, 1.3 million in Rajasthan and 0.75 million in Madhya Pradesh.
“In order to support Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan (GKRA), a special training program has been implemented for reverse migrants impacted by COVID 19 as part of short-term training (STT) and recognition of prior learning ( RPL) of the central component of PMKVY 2.0 (2016-20), ”he said in response to a question in Lok Sabha.
This special program covered 116 districts in six states, namely Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Under the PMKVY, placement opportunities are offered to STT certified candidates, while RPL does not impose a placement as it recognizes the candidate’s existing skills, he added.