CCEA approves SANKALP & STRIVE Schemes to boost Skill India Mission

Oct 12, 2017 13:30 IST

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 11 October 2017 approved two World Bank supported schemes Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) and Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE) to boost Skill India Mission.

SANKALP is Rs 4455 crore centrally sponsored scheme including Rs 3300 crore loan support from World Bank whereas STRIVE is a Rs 2200 crore central sector scheme with half of the scheme outlay as World bank loan assistance.

SANKALP and STRIVE are outcome focused schemes.

Highlights of STRIVE scheme
• STRIVE scheme will incentivize ITIs to improve overall performance including apprenticeship by involving SMEs, business association and industry clusters.
• It will develop a robust mechanism for delivering quality skill development training by strengthening institutions- State Skill Development Missions (SSDMs), National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Sector Skill Councils, ITIs and National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) etc.
• It will support universalization of National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) including National Quality Assurance Framework (NQAF) across the skill development schemes.
• It will provide the required push to the National Skill Development Mission 2015 and its various sub missions.
• It aligned to flagship Government programs such as Make in India and Swachhta Abhiyan.

Highlights of SANKALP scheme
• SANKALP envisages setting up of Trainers and Assessors academies with self-sustainable models. Over 50 such academies are to be set up in priority sectors.
• It will leverage institutions for training the trainers in both long & short term VET thereby bringing about convergence. Additional trainer academies will also be set up.
• Greater decentralization in skill planning will be ensured by institutional strengthening at the State level which includes setting up of SSDMs and allowing states to come up with District and State level Skill Development Plans (DSDP/SSDP).
• It aims at enhancement of inclusion of underprivileged and marginalized communities including women, Scheduled Castes (SCs), Schedule Tribes (STs) and Persons with Disabilities (PWD).
• It will develop a skilling ecosystem that will support the country's rise in the Ease of Doing Business index.

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There has been a long felt need for a national architecture for promoting convergence, ensuring effective governance and regulation of skill training and catalysing industry efforts in vocational training space.

The two schemes will address the need for a national architecture for promoting convergence, ensuring effective governance and regulation of skill training in vocational training space.

Under the schemes, national bodies for accreditation & certification will be set up for regulation, accreditation and certification in both long and short term Vocational Education and Training (VET).

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