New Delhi Municipal Council Smart City Limited (NDMCSCL), a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) formed under the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) for executing the smart city plan, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) for increasing the employment opportunities and productivity as mandated under smart city mission guidelines.
The MoU was signed in the presence of Urban Development Minister M.Venkaiah Naidu and Minister of State(Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy in New Delhi recently.
Speaking on the occasion,Venkaiah Naidu said that smart city development focuses on employment generation and every smart city needs to have at least one skill development centre. Skill training and development is essential for realizing full potential of the country’s human resources, he said.
Under the MoU, a large number of gardeners will be imparted skill training. Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras (PMKK) will be set up with the assistance of NSDC for providing skill training and skill upgradation in different crafts.
Their is a plan to set up such PMKKs at N.P Boys Secondary School, Mandir Marg, School of Gardening, Purana Quila Road for gardeners, Craft Centre, near Navyug Secondary School, Pandara Road for sector specific training and Dental Complex, Palika Health Centre, Chanakyapuri for training in Dental Assistant job roles.
NDMC has already started identifying skill level gap its of 10,000 employees and the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi, engaged in various job roles like masonry, gardening, safai karmacharis, electricians and security services etc., for improving their skill levels.
NDMC is also developing a high quality skill developing centre at Moti Bagh in New Delhi where courses in next generation skills like 3D Printing, Automation, Internet of Things, IT/ITES and Robotics will be started.
This ‘Centre of Excellence’ to be established soon will be equipped with laboratories having simulated environment for all job roles related to health care sector. This will serve as ‘international Migration Skill Training Centre’.
NDMC and NSDC will also jointly develop e-learning content for skilling in smart cities.
NSDC will assist in developing a monitoring and evaluation framework for impact evaluation of all these skill training and upgradation efforts of NDMC.