Govt ro review Sharda Prasad committee report
The Government may soon review the public report of Sharda Prasad committee, that suggested the challenges in vocational education and training system of the country and convergence, synergy and rationalization of sector skill councils (SSCs).
The report is available at http://msde.gov.in/report-ssc.html. The committee was formed by the government to re-evaluate the National Skill Development Mission. The report also suggested the appendices arranged chapter-wise and Maps of National Classification of Occupations, 2015 with National Industrial Classification, 2008.
The committee reportedly advised the skill development ministry to drastically reduce the number SSCs from 40 to around 20 by merging identical sector councils but also to curtail their powers of assessment of skill training centers. These SSCs are overlapping in nature, and were unnecessarily floated without giving proper thought, making it difficult to manage a large number of them.
According to sources, the committee also suggested merging plumbing and construction, handloom and handicraft, telecom and Information Technology and Information Technology Enabled Services, automotive and logistics, health care and beauty and wellness sector, and many more.