Govt to focus on skilling in areas like telemedicine: Skill Development minister RK Singh

The government will need to focus on skilling, reskilling and upskilling in all sectors including the health sector where courses are developed in areas like telemedicine, sanitization, minister of state for skill development RK Singh said as the skill development ministry prepares to resume physical skills training from September 21.

According to the minister’s statement, the skills development ministry through its online portal BharatSkills has conducted an online training programme during lockdown benefitting 9,38,851 trainees.

Further, another 1, 31,241 trainees have availed online training facilities through BharatSkill Mobile App. Similarly, National Instructional Media Institute (NIMI), an autonomous body under the ministry, has conducted 3080 online classes benefitting 16,55,953 trainees.

Besides, the industrial partners of the directorate general of training (DGT) under the ministry have conducted online training having 1,84,296 participants. In addition to the above, 16,767 exclusive online classes for 35 CTS trades and 34 craft instructors training schemes (CITS)

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Funds spent by the skills development ministry on flagship skilling programme drops by over 13%

Funds spent by the skills development ministry on its flagship skilling programme has dropped by over 13% in 2019-20 compared to the previous fiscal, the lowest in last three years, shows data from the skills ministry.

The government had spent Rs 1648.25 crore for skilling youth under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY 2.0) compared to Rs 1909.19 spent in the previous fiscal, RK Singh, minister of state for skills development said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha. The money spent under the scheme in 2017-18 stood at Rs 1721.18. Under PMKVY 2.0, as on 94.17 lakhs candidates have been trained or oriented until April 1, 2020.

Under the Skill India mission, the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship imparts employable skills to the youth through long term and short term training.While the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY 2.0) and Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) is being

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