Topic – Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
5) Skilling of Indian workforce is progressing much slower than previously expected. Examine. (250 words)
Why this question
The article highlights the issues faced in skilling India’s large workforce. It examines the various reasons why skill India mission did not deliver on expected lines. Skill India is one of the flagship schemes of the government and hence this question.
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to bring out the reasons why skilling of India’s workforce is progressing much slower than expected. Here we have to bring out the reasons why skill India is not providing desired results. Thereafter, we need to discuss the ways in which the scheme can be made better and the impact of it.
Examine – When you are asked to examine, you have to probe deeper into the topic, get into details, and find out the causes or implications if any .
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Highlight about skill India misison and its objectives
- Discuss the status quo of India’s skilling efforts.
- Highlight the reasons why skill India mission did not achieve the expected results – issues with NSQF, lack of coordination etc
- Discuss the impact of skill India mission and how the scheme can be improved further
Conclusion – Explain the importance of skilling people in India and discuss the way forward.