National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is a unique PPP body under the ambit of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship that bridges the demand and supply ends of skills and employment. NSDC is also the implementation body for two schemes of MSDE – Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) and Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). PMKK provides support of capes for refurbishment of a training centre while PMKVY subsidises the training cost for underprivileged by giving the trainee cost to the training provider.
NSDC through its flagship programmes is aligning skill development activities across various flagship programs of the government such as Smart Cities, Sagarmala (Ministry of shipping – port led development), DMIC (Industrial corridor). NSDC would like to support the flagship schemes of MoUD such as HRIDAY (Where training of masons can be undertaken), AMRUT (for service providers and youth) and SBM (We also have new courses for rag pickers and safai karamchari, beyond technical courses on wastewater management).
There are two areas of opportunities where NSDC can contribute in the Smart Cities Mission:
New Delhi Municipal Council Smart City Limited (NDMCSCL), and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) have entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in presence of Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India and Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India on 6 March 2017, to boost the skill development under the smart cities programme of NDMC. Through the MOU, NSDC will support NDMCSCL in its skill development activities under the Smart City Mission. NDMC has identified about 5 locations in its jurisdiction where training centres would be established. These would be supported by PMKVY and PMKK. A World Class Skill Development Centre is also envisioned. The identified sectors for skill development include healthcare, retail, IT/ITeS, Tourism and Hospitality, Solar jobs, Construction, Robotics and Telecom.