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Guidelines unveiled for Awarding Bodies and Assessment Agencies under Skill India Mission

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  • October 30, 2020
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Guidelines unveiled for Awarding Bodies and Assessment Agencies under Skill India Mission

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Policies and interventions 

In news

  • Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) in collaboration with their unified regulator— National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET) unveiled guidelines for the Awarding Bodies (AB) and Assessment Agencies (AA) over a digital conference. 
  • The guidelines aim at establishing quality, improved outcomes and standardizing the processes under Skill India Mission.

Important value additions 

  • Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) was formed on November 9, 2014 by the Government of India to focus on enhancing employability of skills.
  • Under its flagship programme, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 2016-2020, the Ministry has trained more than 92 lakh candidates so far.
  • The National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET) was notified by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) on 5th December 2018. 
  • The NCVET acts as an overarching skills regulator which regulates the functioning of entities engaged in vocational education and training.

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