The Government of India has launched a new initiative SWADES (Skilled Workers Arrival Database for Employment Support) to conduct a skill mapping exercise of the returning citizens under the ‘Vande Bharat Mission’. With the aim of making the best of our skilled workforce returning to the country due to the ongoing pandemic, this is a joint initiative of:
·the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship
·the Ministry of Civil Aviation
·Ministry of External Affairs
It aims to create a database of qualified citizens based on their skillsets and experience to tap into and fulfil demand of Indian and foreign companies.
·MSDE’s implementation arm National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is supporting the implementation of the project.
·It aims to create a database of qualified citizens based on their skillsets and experience to tap into and fulfil the demand of Indian and foreign companies.
·The collected information will be shared with the companies for suitable placement opportunities in the country.
·The returning citizens are required to fill up an online SWADES Skills Card.
·The card will facilitate a strategic framework to provide the returning citizens with suitable employment opportunities through discussions with key stakeholders including.
NSDC or National Skill Development Corporation is a not-for-profit public limited company incorporated under section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956. It was set up by the Ministry of Finance as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. Its aim is to promote skill development by creation of large and not-for-profit vocational institutions.