Retired, retiring personnel along with the border population to receive skill training
New Delhi: In a move to provide ‘gainful’ employment to the retired, retiring and the population in border areas, BSF signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with national skill development fund (NSDF) and national skill development corporation (NSDC) on July 31.
The project, which will be of a period of five years and in mission mode, is to contribute to the skill development agenda of India by ensuring successful roll out of national skill qualification framework (NSQF) based skill training to the retiring or retired BSF personnel and local population at the borders through NSQF compliant training programmes at multi-skill development centres run by BSF.
Speaking on the occasion, minister of state, skill development and entrepreneurship, Rajiv Pratap Rudy said, “Suffering from colonial legacy, skill development remained a neglected sector while the human resource development focus remained confined to imparting academic education”. He further said that it was only after the NDA government came to power that ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship was created.
Director General, BSF, KK Sharma in his address said, “Today’s agreement will enable the retiring BSF personnel to live a more productive life and contribute to nation-building”.
Joint Secretary, ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship and chief executive officer NSDF Rajesh Agrawal, CEO NSDC, Manish Kumar and senior officers of the ministry of home affairs and BSF were present during the MoU signing ceremony.