Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman in her budget announcement emphasised on skilling programmes and launch of digital ecosystem for skilling.
Skilling programmes and partnership with the industry will be reoriented to promote continuous skilling avenues, sustainability, and employability, Sitharaman said. The National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) will be aligned with dynamic industry needs, she added.
Digital Ecosystem for Skilling and Livelihood – the DESH-Stack e-portal – will be launched and aims to empower citizens to skill, reskill or upskill through on-line training, she added. It will also provideAPI-based trusted skill credentials, payment and discovery layers to find relevant jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities, Sitharaman said.
Startups will be promoted to facilitate ‘Drone Shakti’ through varied applications and for Drone-As-A-Service (DrAAS). In select ITIs, in all states, the required courses for skilling, will be started, she stated in her budget announcement.