In line with the focus on creating maximum opportunities for skilled workforce, Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has urged all Ministries and Government Departments to reduce ambiguities in the recruitment drives being conducted for trade specific posts and recognise National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC), being imparted under the Apprenticeship Training Scheme (ATS) of MSDE, as qualifying criteria for such posts. Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy stated that it is imperative that everyone gets an equal opportunity to get skilled and get placed across organisations. This move will ensure that the NAC candidates get an equal chance which is important for them. Secretary, MSDE Shri Rohit Nandan has said, the government has brought about comprehensive reforms under DGT and this is yet another initiative to link the certified workforce with the opportunities available across sectors. It has been noticed that despite having higher qualification than NTC, candidates with NAC are not considered. This will ensure that employment opportunities are extended to all candidates.
Directorate General of Training (DGT) under MSDE imparts on-job training for candidates in 259 designated trades through 28,500 establishments under their flagship Apprenticeship Training Scheme (ATS). Following successful completion of the training, candidates acquire National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) after appearing in All India Trade Test (AITT) for apprentices. The matter was brought to the notice of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship that various vacancies were being posted across Government/Semi Government/Public undertakings and even in Private industries where only trade specific posts are advertised despite having common functionalities with other allied trades under the same trade domain. Due to this difference in nomenclature of trades, the eligible candidates were being deprived of employable opportunities. MSDE has requested the Ministries and Government Departments to make amendments in their recruitment rules, if required, to address the issues.While framing recruitment rules, it should be taken into account that National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) is a higher qualification and should be considered for the vacancy posts having minimum entry qualification as National Trade Certificate (NTC).
Jal Manthan Will Become an Annual Feature Says Uma Bharti Jal Manthan-2 Concludes Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Sushri Uma Bharti has announced that Jal Manthan convention will become an annual feature Delivering the valedictory address at Jal Mantha-2 in New Delhi today she said the response to the two Jal Manthan conclaves was overwhelming. The Minister also announced that her Ministry will closely monitor all the 46 projects under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sichai Yaojna (PMKSY). Sushri Bharti said that some of the issues which could not be included in Jal Manthan-2 will be taken up in India Water Week to be held in April. The Minister underlined the need for large scale peoples participation and co-operation of NGOs in various important schemes such as inter-linking of rivers and PMKSY.
The Water Resources Minister of Chhattisgarh Shri Brijmohan Agrawal underlined the need for giving more stress on micro irrigation projects in the country. He said in the years to come, we may not be left with sufficient land for construction for new canals hence, it would be prudent to consider micro irrigation projects over large irrigation projects. The two day event with the theme ‘Integrated Approach for Sustainable Water Management’ had wide consultations and discussions on River Basin Approach for Sustainable development, Ground water, Water security, Principles of allocation of water, innovation in water governance, Water management, coordination between centre and states, Water conservation and need for a National Legislation on water. Irrigation Ministers from UP, Telengana, Sikkim and Chhattisgarh, eminent experts in water sector, representatives of NGOs and senior officers of the Central and State Governments attended the event.