MOU signed to impart skill development programs to CISF personnels


The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), the Ministry of Home Affairs, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the National Skill Development Fund (NSDF) and the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) here. The Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge), Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy and the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju were also present during the occasion.


Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy hailed the signing of the MoU between the two Ministries said that skill development has increased the employability among the youth. “The system in the country needs to be such that it gives enough importance to the skills possessed by any individual and the policies are framed accordingly. Many skills are in huge demand world over and our youth can tap this opportunity, if groomed properly.”


Speaking on the occasion, Shri Kiren Rijiju said that India can become a world power if the youth of the country develop the attitude towards skill development. He expressed happiness that in the last two and half years, skill development has led to employment of large number of youth in different areas, thereby strengthening India. “It has brought a revolution under the guidance of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The signing of today’s agreement has added a new chapter to it. The dignity of labour and value of hard work is losing importance in the country, which needs to be addressed and the attitude towards labour needs to be changed.”


Shri O. P. Singh, DG, CISF, in his welcome address stressed that CISF has taken skill development has a new challenge. He also stressed on the fact that this project will help families of CISF personnel and they simultaneously would be contributing majorly in enhancing the skilling initiative and potential.


The MoU provides that CISF, NSDC and NSDF shall work together at CISF units and other CISF locations all across the country where Family Welfare Centres are functional with an objective to impart skill development programs under the Skill India Mission and implementation of CISF Multi Skill Development Institute Projects.


The MoU aims at assisting retiring/retired, serving low medical category (LMC) CISF personnel to acquire additional skills and facilitate their resettlement through a second career. It will also provide welfare to wards, family members of serving CISF personnel, retired personnel and personnel killed in action.


The MoU shall remain in effect for a period of 5 years (starting from 5th June, 2017 till 5th June, 2022), subject to a mid-term review after 3 years.