Dimapur, February 18: A total of 30 skilled workers in the construction sector for Assam and Nagaland were awarded certificates under the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning), a constituent of PMKVY. The ceremony was attended by Pukhayi Assumi, advisor, Food and Civil Supplies among other guests which included NDPP president Chingwang Konyak and editor of Greenland Nagaland Dr. Swaraj Mukherjee.
The ‘Certificate cum Kaushal Bima Insurance Awarding Ceremony’ was held here at Hotel Saramati, and was jointly organized by the Muru Infra Developers, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Construction Skill development Council of India.
Talking about his visit to Japan four years ago as part of an educational tour, Assumi said on the occasion that people there are skilled and involved busy in their profession, which isn’t the case here, and that is why the economy of Japan has much such progress. He called the economy of Nagaland underdeveloped and primitive and added that skill development is an important agenda in the country.
He asked the awardees and the youths to give their full determination and contribute to their respective families and the state.
Earlier, Pinaki Sankar Deb, regional manager of NE & WB, Construction Skill development Council of India said that the scheme is the consequence of the gap of demand and supply in the country and this is an output based system.
Giving further details about the scheme, he said that the certificates are internationally recognized and are of lots of value, and in future, for every job whether in the government sector or private sector, these certificates will be must, and though PMKVY was launched four years ago still there is much unawareness.
He said that along with the certificates, the awardees are also getting a insurance of Rs 2 lakh, which would have a validity of three years, and Rs 500 on completion of programme.
RPL is a platform to provide recognition to the informal learning or learning through work to get equal acceptance as the formal levels of education. The programme aims to impart skills training for existing workers to align the competencies of the unregulated workforce to the NSQF under PMKVY 2.0 RPL scheme.
Under RPL, Muru Infra Developers has till now assessed more than 3000 workers.
(Page News Service)