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CCEA approves .2 bn for SCBTS to skill 1mn workers

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved a new skill development scheme to provide placement-oriented skill sets to create employment in the textile sector. This Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS), with an outlay of Rs 1,300 crore till 2019-20, will also incentivise efforts of the textile industry that provide employment, skills and skill up-gradation in the organised textile as well as its related sectors, country wide. Around 10 lakh people are expected to be skilled and certified in various segments of the textile sector through the scheme, out of which 1 lakh will be in traditional sectors.

The objectives of the scheme are to provide demand driven, placement oriented skilling programme (and) to incentivise the efforts of the industry in creating jobs in the organised textile and related sectors. As per a statement, at least 70 per cent of the certified trainees are to be placed in the wage employment and post placement tracking will be mandatory.

Work role wise skilling targets will be based on skill gap identified for various levels such as entry level courses, up-skilling/re-skilling, training of trainers, recognition of prior learning and entrepreneurship development. This program would be implemented through textile industry/units, reputed training institutions relevant to the textile sector and institutions of the ministry of textile and state governments.