In a review meeting of Sector Skills Councils, Union Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan appreciated the role being played by Rubber Skill Development Council (RSDC) in up skilling the rubber sector in the country. Mr. Pradhan expressed keen interest in understanding the skilling needs of Rubber and Tyre sector and spent considerable time with the RSDC delegation.
Left to Right: Dr. K.P. Krishnan, Secretary – MSDE, Mr. Vinod Simon, Chairman – RSDC, Hon’ble Minister Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Ms. Meghna Mishra, CEO – RSDC
“Mr. Pradhan especially appreciated the programmes being run by RSDC under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) scheme. He endorsed the idea that RPL has led to the morale boosting of a large skilled populace who have so far been deprived of any recognition”, said Mr. Vinod Simon, Chairman RSDC, who led the team.
The fact that RSDC has already conducted skill gap studies for almost all the states and has developed considerable number of NOS for both rubber manufacturing and plantation sectors, drew applause from those who participated in the meeting including Dr. K P Krishnan, Secretary MSDE.
In a heartening gesture, Hon’ble Minister Mr. Pradhan signed off the meeting with an encouraging tweet which said, “Had a fruitful meeting with Mr. Vinod Simon, Chairman RSDC. Discussed about laying a detailed road map to meet the skilled manpower needs of rubber & allied industries.”
“Recognising RSDC’s considerable work under the PMKVY RPL scheme, Hon’ble Minister has given an ambitious target to assess, up skill & certify 10 lakh trainees under the scheme. As an ally of the Government we are committed to work with all the sincerity for achieving the target. We will be counting on the support and cooperation by the Rubber Board and the industry in achieving the same”, said Ms. Meghna Mishra, CEO RSDC.
About Rubber Skill Development Council
Rubber Skill Development Council (RSDC), a Sector Skill Council for the rubber sector set up by All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) and Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association (ATMA) in collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), is focusing on skill development & training needs of the rubber sector. RSDC have also signed an MoU with The Rubber Board for various activities to be undertaken for Natural Rubber (NR)/Plantation sector.