Saturday, January 21, 2012

[ZESTCaste] PM ask ministries to prepare 2013's plan with focus on SC, ST and minorities

PM ask ministries to prepare 2013's plan with focus on SC, ST and minorities
Accord FintechAccord Fintech – 20 hours ago

In an attempt to upgrade the skill development programme, Prime
Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has pressed various key ministries to
chalk plan focusing on up gradation of skills of SC, ST and minorities
and people with disabilities and women. Heading the National Council
on Skill Development in New Delhi, Prime Minister also advised
ministries concentrate on sectors with potential like infrastructure,
real estate, auto, textile, health care, retail and logistics while
designing skill development initiatives.

Providing quality education and skills is a major challenge before
India Inc whose 85% of the population is between 15 and 59 years age
group. According to Dr. Singh, India can reap the demographic dividend
of a young population provided the young citizens of the country are
educated and possess the skills required for earning a decent

Skill requirement studies state that India will require around 26
crore skilled people by 2018 and around 34 crore by 2022. These
studies also indicate necessity to provide quality training to around
8 crore people in the next 5 years.

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