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Nagaland to have National Career Service Centre for Differently Abled

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DIMAPUR, JANUARY 29: With the mission to empower the PwDs through assessment of their residual capacities, providing proper vocational guidance, skill development and assisting the PwDs in the process of their vocational rehabilitation, the Government of Nagaland and Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India on Saturday inked a MoU here at the premises of Nagaland Industrial Development Corporation, Bank Colony, Dimapur.
According to the MoU signed, Nagaland will soon have its own National Career Service Centre for Differently-Abled (NCSCDA) and till the permanent structure for the same is constructed, the centre will be operated temporarily from the existing infrastructure of Government ITI campus, Khushiabill, Dimapur. The permanent campus will take shape adjacent to the temporary campus for which 2.87 acres of land have been allotted to the Ministry and the lease agreement for the same is underway.
Chiden Yaden, Director of Employment, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (ESD&E) who signed the MoU on behalf of the GoN on the occasion said that the development is a long cherished dream and it would be functional soon, benefiting a lot of people. He assured that all systems will be activated immediately relating to it and further informed that many activities, besides the Centre, are in the offing for the youths in the days to come.
Ram Kishor Sharma, Assistant Director (Employment), NCSC-DA, DGE, Ministry of Labour & Employment, who signed the MoU on behalf of the GoI, stated that the Centre would be for non-formal skill development and 22nd in the country.
He revealed that the trainees would be in batches of 20-25 at a time and they’d be residential programmes, for which hostels would also be constructed. According to him, the students would get a stipend of Rs 2500 per month, and every facility for them would be available for free throughout their trainings. Crediting GoN and CM Rio for the initiative, Kumar said that India has a population of 2.68 crores who are differently-abled and 50% of these need skill development trainings.
He cleared that the trainings would however only be provided to people who fall in the age group of 15-50 years and the Centre would be in collaboration with institutions and organizations during the trainings, while the State Government will take care of the technical aspects of it.
It is hoped that the Centre would be made operational soon once the GoN presents the requisite trainings to the Ministry among other factors. The Centre will be under the Ministry of Labour & Employment
The Centre is being established with the hope to evaluate PwDs to unfold their full potentials, ascertain the medical, psychological, social, vocational and economic needs, develop rehabilitation plan, assist through Government and NGOs for rehabilitation services, create community awareness and social responsibilities, work out better coordination and understanding amongst the rehabilitation agencies and promote rehabilitation services at block, district and state level among others.
(Page News Service)

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