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Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
30-August-2016 18:49 IST
MoU exchanged between CRPF and Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship

CRPF play a crucial role in Skill Training of J&K youth, Says Shri Rajnath Singh

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Central Reserve Police Force and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) in the presence of Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh here today.

Shri Rajnath Singh expressed his pleasure in the collaboration of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) along with the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. He said that both the Ministries should join hands together to make India a Skilled Nation.

Referring to the MoU, Shri Rajnath Singh said that CRPF has its presence even in the remotest areas of the country and it can play a pivotal role in extending the benefits of Skill Development Schemes like Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna to the tribals of Naxal affected areas, where few trainers dare to venture due to security reason. CRPF can also play a crucial role for Skill Training of J&K youth and even in the disturbed areas of North-Eastern region of country, he added. The Minister said that the MoU will also help the retired CRPF personnel, widows of martyrs, disabled personnel, unemployed CRPF wards and family members of CRPF personnel by providing them Welfare and gainful employment.

The Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (I/C), Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy said on this occasion that his Ministry is honoured that the MHA has recognised the efforts of Skill Development initiatives and also for giving an opportunity to work with CRPF jawans. He said that both the Ministries realise the value of such a knowledgeable, passionate and experienced workforce and also the contribution that their families make towards the country. Shri Pratap Rudy said that it is our endeavour and chance to give back to these personnel by training them on skill sets and creating opportunities for them which are equivalent to their current capacity and also creating training and job prospects for their family members.

The beneficiaries of the Skill Development Programme would be spouses of CRPF personnel, disabled personnel, widows of martyrs, wards of CRPF personnel or interested civilians. They would be trained in apparel making, automobile, beauty and wellness, food processing, IT, etc in various CRPF Group Centres/ establishments across the country. The Force would also extend the requisite security and support to skill development trainers who would be visiting the hitherto inaccessible interior areas in remote villages to impart the skills to the tribal population.

The Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) Shri Rohit Nandan, DG, CRPF, Shri K. Durga Prasad, Managing Director & CEO, National Skill Development Corporation, Shri Manish Kumar and other senior officers of MHA and MSDE were also present.

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