MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
Ministry of Social Justice and Emplowerment run multiple Skill Development Projects mentioned here:
1) Free Coaching Scheme for SC and OBC Students
2) Scheme for Implementation of PwD Act (SIPDA)
Free Coaching Scheme for SC and OBC Students
The objective of the Scheme is to provide coaching of good quality for economically disadvantaged Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) candidates to enable them to appear in competitive examinations and succeed in obtaining an appropriate job in Public/Private Sector.
The Scheme will be implemented through the reputed coaching institutions/centres run by the:
- Central Government/State Governments/UT Administrations/PSUs/Autonomous Bodies under Central/State Governments;
- Universities (both Central and State) including the Deemed Universities and Private Universities recognized by concerned authority; and
- Registered private institutions/NGOs.
Scheme for Implementation of PwD Act (SIPDA)
A Dynamic and evolving organization with a National Vision and focus of skilling Persons with Disability, The Skill Council for Persons with Disability (SCPwD) was incepted in October 2015 to offer Persons with Disability meaningful, industry relevant, skill based training. The Organization was promoted by Confederation of Indian Industry under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. It targets skill development of People with Disability as per industry needs which can help them to be gainfully employed and contribute to India’s growing economy.
All initiatives taken by SCPwD empowering PwD (Persons with Disability), move towards formulating local and national level strategies for shaping the future of PwD in India. Towards this beginning, there are several projects which have been undertaken by the council since its inception. One among the recent is the collaboration with Glasgow Kelvin College, Scotland under UK-India Education and Research Institute (UKIERI) to benchmark standards between India and Scotland in the area of Disability.
We aspire for a successful endeavor for PwD by addressing the skilling gap, providing right tools and work environment to effectively perform their jobs. SCPwD is now poised for future growth, driven by a National Vision and outreach, with a philosophy that assigns primacy for PwD to enterprise in the Government sector, Industry and also individual accomplishments.