By Tahsin Zahid
Skill development is one of the essential ingredients for India's future economic growth as the country transforms into a diversified and internationally-competitive economy. Skill development is going to be the defining element in India's growth story. Firstly, we need to re-define the relationship of education, employment and skills development. Secondly, as a very large population, India would never be able to upskill all of its youth across the country through the conventional education framework.
Government alone cannot accomplish this task. It calls for a concerted effort of government, private players and NGOs to address the issue in a comprehensive manner. If India is to gain its rightful place in the world, reap equal benefits and opportunities for all and rise from the debris of poverty and several other pressing issues, skills development will require to be given a place right on top of national priorities.
In the Union Budget 2012-13 , the government has doubled its allocation of funds for skills development under the National Skill Development Fund (NSDF) to Rs 1,000 crore, raising the corpus of the fund to Rs.2,500 crore.
The launch of the credit guarantee fund and exempting vocational training institutions from service tax are steps taken to help make skills training affordable. Now skilling going to the school level gives ample opportunity to the youth to attain skills of their choice. There are a number of skill development centres, ITI's , polytechnics and ITCs. Apart from the government owned and operated skill centres, there are a few good private sector skill centres also available, even the private sector skill centres are also being funded by the government in some or the other way.
The student has to be cautious on a few points before taking a decision to go for skill training: the first and foremost is the placement track record of a particular skill centre as majority of the skill centres do not have a dedicated placement cells. Secondly, the track record of the training centre as due to major push by the government and easy availability of funds and grants there has been a sudden popping up of skill centres happening. I strongly feel that though more and more such training centres are required, their quality needs to be constantly monitored by an agency.
Third, what kind of certificate will be awarded by the skill centre. The important certifying bodies currently are NCVT and Sector Skills Ccouncil of NSDC.
We all are aware through various reports and research about the ageing population of the globe. India is uniquely positioned to fill the gap of the industry demand globally with its youth power. What mechanical revolution did to the European economy in the 50s and oil revolution did to Middle East economy in the 70s, the skilled manpower revolution can do the same to the Indian economy , if we are able to gauge and see the exact requirement of the industry globally and are able to train and certify our students to a level which is accepted by global standards.
So to conclude there are numerous job opportunities in India and world over for skilled people , there are ample number of skill development centres across the country, there are various schemes by government where in student does not have to pay a single penny from his pocket for getting trained, all this seems to be a perfect environment for getting trained and getting placed , just a word of caution, choose the skill centre very carefully as this is the first stepping stone for a career ahead.
(The writer is Chairman of Skill Development Committee, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
Good Governance and Role of Public Servant
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GOOD GOVERANCE AND ROLE OF PUBLIC SERVANT
1. Introduction 2. Definition of Good Governance 3. Characteristics of Good Governance 4. Importance of Good Governance 5. Good Governance in Pakistan 6. Public Servant and its role for Good Governance 7. Conclusion
Governance is not a new concept. It is, as old as, human civilization. Governance has various forms and manifestations according to varied and diversified needs and gigantic challenges with ever changing circumstances. For example, accountability, justice, law and order, poverty alleviation, judicious allocation of funds and distribution of resources, reducing economic disparities and inequalities, provision of education, health facilities and other…show more content…
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