Government to conduct skill mapping of citizens returning from overseas

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News: Government of India has launched SWADES (Skilled Workers Arrival Database for Employment Support) Initiative.

Facts:

  • Aim: To create a database of Indian citizens returning from overseas under the Vande Bharat Mission based on their skill-sets and experience to tap into and fulfil demand of Indian and foreign companies.
  • Bodies Involved: It is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of External Affairs.

Additional Facts:

  • Vande Bharat Mission: It is a multi-agency mission that saw the operation of 64 flights to bring back Indian nationals from Gulf countries, US, UK among other nations.