Govt Launches Skill India Digital To Streamline All Skilling Initiatives On One Platform


Education minister Dharmendra Pradhan has introduced Skill India Digital Platform, in a step to consolidate digital public infrastructure. The initiative is aimed to forge the balance between Digital India and Skill India and offer an innovative and personalised experience to the youth.

Commenting on the initiative, Pradhan, said, “The country’s advocacy for global public digital infrastructure as well as addressing skill gaps was the centrepiece of the G20 summit.”

Skill India Digital (SID) is a technological platform that would offer industry-based skill development courses, employment and entrepreneurship support.

Among its features, the platform has introduced the concept of digital resume, which recruiters can access by scanning via personalised QR codes. In addition, it has enlisted the training programmes enlisted by centre and state governments, for making it a centralised hub for skill development initiatives, according to a statement.

Electronics and IT Minister Rajeev Chandrsekhar said that such initiatves would generate job opportunities and entrepreneurial ecosystem for Indian Youth. In post pandemic era, as the world has embraced technology, SID will work to create a future ready workforce for India.

For context, the government in August allocated Rs 14,903 crore for the expansion of Digital India initiative, in a mark to advance technological infrastructure for digital literacy of youth. Even in last year, PM Modi stressed on his speech that digital economy in India is poised to grow to USD 1 trillion by 2025.

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