The Academy marks a significant milestone in the journey of expanding the foundation’s ‘SMART’ employability programme. Through this initiative, Tech Mahindra Foundation aims inculcate human values, provide contemporary knowledge and impart high quality skill training, thereby creating employment opportunities for young men and women in Allied Health Services, across the country. In full capacity, the Academy will train 2000 young boys and girls.
In the current arrangement, 60 percent of the trainings are directly under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship while 40 percent are across other Central Ministries.
The Minister said that Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), which was launched on July 15, 2015 by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, alone has witnessed more than 20 lakh people, of which 40 per cent are women candidates, being trained in their choice of skills.
Where we stand
Albert Einstein once said that the hardest thing to understand in the world is Income Tax. This may not have been true earlier, but is certainly true now. Take the case of education cess. Some of you may recollect that the education cess was introduced a decade back in 2004, as a tax imposed on the total payable tax and not on the total income. It was hence a tax on tax. In the budget speech, then Finance minister had said that the Rs.4000-5000 Crs collected yearly will be earmarked for Education including providing a nutritious cooked mid-day meal.
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship had constituted a Working Group to explore the feasibility for setting up of National Skills Universities across the Country which can function as reputed national institutes responsible for aggregating skill development effort through implementation of a credible, aspirational and nationally acceptable skill training system.
The Working Group submitted its report along with the draft Bill.