HRD Ministry has formulated the National Policy on Skill Development which gives the broad framework for skill development in India.
HRD Minister Smriti Irani said through this policy, the government has put in place an institutional structure for skill development. Irani said this structure includes Prime Minister’s National Council on Skill Development Agency and the National Skill Development Corporation.
“Further, government has created a separate Ministry namely Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship for better coordination and planning of skill development in the country,” she said.
Irani said the HRD Ministry has notified a national Vocational Education Qualification Framework, which was a nationally integrated education and competency-based skill framework.
The framework would provide multiple pathways both within vocational education and between general and vocational education to link one level of learning to another higher level and enable learners to progress to higher levels from any starting points in the education or skill system,she said.
It allows cross mobility of students and their seamless integration into higher learning that enables them to acquire formal degrees and higher skills so that they perform higher level jobs in industry, she said.