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National Skill Development Agency (NSDA)
Mar 08, 2014

The National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) is an autonomous body, with functions, inter-alia, including, taking all possible steps to meet skilling targets as envisaged in the 12th Five Year Plan and beyond and coordinating and harmonizing the approach to skill development in the country. The Agency has undertaken a number of activities, inter-alia, including facilitating the operationalisation of National Skills Qualification Framework; setting up of a committee for rationalisation of Central Government Schemes on skill development; commencing work on creating and maintaining a national database relating to skill development including development of a dynamic labour market informational system and creating online education resources. NSDA is also engaging with States Skill Development Missions for enabling them to converage efforts across State Ministries and advising them to develop their plans for increasing vocational training capacity in the State.

NSDA is an agency that is mandated to coordinate the skilling effort of the Government of India. NSDA has set a target of skilling 73.42 lakh persons for the year 2013-14 and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) trained 49.16 lakh persons skilled till December, 2013.


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