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New Delhi Municipal to launch large scale skill development drive

New Delhi Municipal Council Smart City Limited (NDMCSCL), a Special Purpose Vehicle formed for executing the smart city plan, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) in this regard in the presence of Minister of Urban Development  M.Venkaiah Naidu and Minister of State(Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship  Rajiv Pratap Rudy here today.

The MoU was signed by Ms.Juhi Kumar, CEO of NDMCSCL and  Manish Kumar, Managing Director and CEO of NSDC. 

Speaking on the occasion,  Venkaiah Naidu said that smart city development focusses on employment generation and every smart city needs to have at least one skill development centre. Skill training and development is essential for realizing full potential of the country’s human resources, he said.

 Rudy said that under the MoU, for the first time a large number of gardeners will be imparted skill traning.

Under the MoU, NSDC will assist in setting up Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras for imparting skill training and skill upgradation in different crafts as per stipulated quality certification norms.  To start with,  PMKKs will be set up at N.P Boys Secondary School, Mandir Marg,   School of Gardening, Purana Quila Road for gardeners,  Craft Centre, near Navyug Secondary School, Pandara Road for sector specific training and Dental Complex, Palika Health Centre, Chanakyapuri for training in Dental Assistant job roles.

NDMC has begun on first of this month identifying skill level gaps  (Recognition of Prior Learning) of 10,000 employees of NDMC and the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi,  engaged in various job roles like masonry, gardening, safai karmacharis, electricians and security services etc., for improving their skill levels.

NDMC is also developing a high quality Skill Developing Centre at Moti Bagh in New Delhi where courses in next generation skills like 3D Printing, Automation, Internet of Things, IT/ITES and Robotics will be started.  This ‘Centre of Excellence’ to be established soon will be equipped with laboratories having simulated environment for all job roles related to health care sector. This will serve as ‘international Migration Skill Training Centre’.

NDMC and NSDC will also jointly develop e-learning content for skilling in smart cities.

NSDC will assist in developing a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for impact evaluation of all these skill training and upgradation efforts of NDMC.

To begin with skill upgradation needs of CPWD, DDA and National Capital Region will be addressed to, said  Naresh Kumar, Chairman of NDMC.

Ms.Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Lok Sabah,  Rajiv Gauba, Secretary(UD), besides senior officials of both the Ministries, NDMC and NSDC were present on the occasion of signing of MoU.