Kaushal Acharya Awards

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News:Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has organized the Kaushal Acharya awards.

Facts:

About Kaushal Acharya awards:

  • The awards aims to facilitate trainers from different sectors for exceptional contribution towards creating a future-ready and skilled workforce.
  • This will motivate and incentivize more trainers to join the Skill India Mission.

Skill India mission

  • National Skill Development Mission also known as Skill India Mission was launched in 2015.
  • The mission envisages convergence, coordination and harmonization of the fragmented skilling efforts of various Ministries in Government of India and other key stakeholders.
  • The mission is implemented through the instruments of Common norms, implementation of National Skills Qualification Framework and data integrations through the Skill India Portal.

Important facts about Skill India are:

  • About 64% of India’s population is expected to be in the working age group of 15-59 years by 2026.
  • Yet,30% of India’s youth are neither employed nor in education or training.
  • Also both the service and manufacturing sector (Make in India) requires highly skilled labors.
  • Thus,the Skill India programme was launched with an aim to improve the skill of 40 lakh people by 2022.