Persons with disability in India face many challenges when looking to develop employable skills and in gaining meaningful employment. While India has ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with disability (UNCRPD), persons with disability continue to face many difficulties in the labour market.
The Department for Empowerment of PwD, in collaboration with NSDC, has set a target of skilling 5 lakh persons with disability in next 3 years (1 lakh in first year, 1.5 lakh insecond year and 2.5 lakh in third year). After achieving the target for three years, we would have achieved a momentum and would have created a robust online-skill training platform enabling us to skill 5 lakh PwDs every year, thus skilling 2 Million more PwDs during 2018-2022. Thus, till the year 2022, the National Action Plan will lead to skilling of 2.5 Million PwDs (with 70% target employment). This would be a major contribution to “Skill India”initiative of Hon’ble Prime Minister.
The skill training will be provided by a network of more than 200 clusters of Training Partners ‘, thus setting a target of skilling about 500 PwDs in the first year for each of the cluster. The lead NGO may empower and take the help of small NGOs in the rural areas for the skill training but every such training centre will be monitored by the PMU. The network of training providers and capacity thereof will keep increasing every year.
For more information, please download and read the PDF document in the below link:
Financial Assistance for Skill Training of PwDs Document, NIEPMD