BSF, NSDC Sign MoU on Skill Development
NEW DELHI. The Border Security Force (BSF) signed a MoU with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) in New Delhi July 31 in the presence of MoS (Independent Charge) Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju.
The MoU will enable NSDC to provide “Skill training to retired and retiring BSF personnel, as well as to the population residing in the border areas.
This collaboration aims to train and provide gainful employment to retired BSF personnel and their families, school students, youth, differently abled starting retrospectively from April 2017 to April 2022. The project will be of a limited time period (5 years) and in mission mode. As such, the curriculum development and capacity building will be encouraged to enable the model to be self-sustaining over time.
The programme will be appropriately named keeping the objectives in view and will have BSF co-branding with Skill India and NSDC.
Mr Rajesh Agrawal, Joint Secretary, MSDE & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from National Skill Development Fund (NSDF), Mr Manish Kumar, CEO from NSDC and senior officers of the Ministry of Home Affairs and BSF were present during the MoU signing ceremony.