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Pre-Departure Orientation Programme

Topics Covered:

  1. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

 

Pre-Departure Orientation Programme

 

What to study?

For Prelims and Mains: Highlights, significance and the need for such programmes.

 

Context: Given the need to orient potential migrant workers with regard to language, culture, do’s and don’ts in the destination country, the emigration process and welfare measures, a Pre-Departure Orientation Training (PDOT) programme has been launched.

 

Key facts:

  1. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in collaboration with Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) is conducting the PDOT programme under the Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PKVY).
  2. The National Skill Development Corporation is the implementing agency for this programme.

 

About Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PKVY):

  1. The Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PKVY) is aimed at skilling Indians seeking employment abroad.
  2. The programme is also aimed at boosting the confidence of the Indian youth so that they don’t feel like strangers when they land in a country of their choice for vocation.
  3. PKVY will train and certify Indians, who are keen on overseas employment in select sectors, in line with international standards.
  4. It will be implemented by the National Skill Development Corporation through its training partners and in consultation with the Ministry of External Affairs and the Skill Development Ministry.

 

About NSDC:

  • National Skill Development Corporation India (NSDC), established in 2009, is a not- for- profit company set up by the Ministry of Finance.
  • NSDC aims to promote skill development by catalyzing creation of large, quality and for-profit vocational institutions.

 

Functions:

  • It provides funding to build scalable and profitable vocational training initiatives.
  • Its mandate is also to enable support system which focuses on quality assurance, information systems and train the trainer academies either directly or through partnerships.
  • It also develops appropriate models to enhance, support and coordinate private sector initiatives.