Orient Craft regis­ters more than 1,500 work­ers un­der PMKVY-RPL Scheme

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Orient Craft has be­come the lat­est to im­ple­ment Recog­ni­tion of Prior Learn­ing (RPL) Scheme un­der Prad­han Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yo­jana (PMKVY). The com­pany launched the pro­gramme to rec­og­nize the skills of its work­ers.

The launch cer­e­mony was at­tended by Anoop Dhanda, ED, Fi­nance; Mu­rari Singh, Vice Pres­i­dent; Archana To­mar Mann, Group Head – Com­pli­ance, CSR, HR, Orient Craft; Anil Sa­hai, CEO and Dhruv Sa­hai, Di­rec­tor, Sen­tio Ad­vi­sory Ini­tia­tive. The Govern­ment of

In­dia has launched this scheme to in­crease the num­ber of skilled work­ers in the coun­try to one crore be­tween 2016 and 2020. The process of im­ple­ment­ing RPL at Orient Craft has been un­der­taken by Sen­tio Ad­vi­sory Ini­tia­tive Pri­vate Ltd., a recog­nised project im­ple­men­ta­tion agency of Na­tional Skill De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion.

The com­pany has gen­er­ated jobs for thou­sands of peo­ple at its var­i­ous fac­to­ries across the coun­try. More than 1,500 work­ers from the Gu­ru­gram unit of Orient Craft have al­ready reg­is­tered themselves un­der the pro­gramme. The cer­ti­fi­ca­tion will help the work­ers im­prove their skills. Skill im­prove­ment un­der the RPL will also help Orient Craft work­ers to en­hance qual­ity and pro­duc­tiv­ity of out­put. This way, the work­ers will be able to get right wages as per their skill sets. Post ex­e­cu­tion of RPL at the or­ga­ni­za­tion, work­ers would be able to bet­ter un­der­stand the ‘gap’ that they need to bridge be­tween their cur­rent knowl­edge and the skill lev­els re­quired to reach a com­pe­tent level or even go for higher skills for pro­fes­sional growth. Cash re­ward, job role kits, soft-skills, dig­i­tal pay­ment train­ing and free ac­ci­den­tal in­sur­ance cov­er­age for 5 years are some of the other perks of­fered un­der the pro­gramme.

Anil Sa­hai, CEO, Direc­tor, Sen­tio Ad­vi­sory, talk­ing to the work­ers

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