NSQF is going to be mandatory after 3 yrs: Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy

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Government institutions imparting education and training programmes will have to comply with National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) after three years to get grants.

According to a report in Press Trust of India (PTI), Union Minister for Skills Development & Entrepreneurship, Rajiv Pratap Rudy said, "NSQF is going to be mandatory after three years.No funds will flow after 2017 to all organisations which are undertaking skill (training programmes), if they do not comply with the NSQF."

The NSQF conducts qualification according to a series of levels of knowledge, skills and aptitude. The levels are prescribed in terms of learning outcomes which the learner must possess. The qualification framework is useful to schools, vocational education and training providers, higher education institutes, accrediting authorities as well as industry and its representative bodies.

NSQF is going to be mandatory after three years

Highlighting on the importance of NSQF, Rudy said, "No one in the world would recognise your skill unless and untill you put in the structure of NSQF which comes from Ministry of Human Resource Development and Ministry of Labour."The minister also said that India is still not familiar with the job roles and so far 'we have identified 6,500 to 7,000 job roles'.

Talking about entrepreneurship, Rudy said it is importance to ensure digital connectivity across the country. "Roads is what made US a super power in the world and if India has to become a super power, we have to lay the roads of digital connectivity right across very village in this country and you will find thousands of entrepreneurs coming from there and that's the strength that we have," he concluded.


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