Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on 4 August 2018 said that industry must partner with the government in skilling, reskilling and upskilling of the workforce in order to meet the challenges of new RPL 4.0 (Recognition of Prior Learning).
He was addressing the ‘Private Security Industry Conclave (PSIC) 2018, organised by FICCI, with the theme Job Creation & Skill Development.
Pradhan elaborated, “We need to make the economy more formal. In other developed countries skilling, reskilling and upskilling is the work of the industry and for this Government is partnering with the private sector. Government has shown conviction in the industry and has changed the policy to RPL 4.0.”
He also added that there is need to increase the employable workforce in the country and bring them under the skilling ecosystem. RPL is a platform to provide recognition to the informal learning or learning through work to get equal acceptance as the formal levels of education.
The RPL process would include a pre-assessment, skill gap training and final assessment leading to certification of existing skills in an individual. The RPL certification would be at par with the certifications following various skill trainings in the country.
Industry commits to train and certify 3.17 Lakhs security personnel under RPL in security sector; 17 MoUs were signed in this regard, between MEPSC and private security companies.
On the occasion, the Minister also felicitated controlling authority of NCT of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana for the “Best practices for the proper enforcement & implementation of PSARA under various categories. Himachal Pradesh was given the special jury award.
Manjari Jaruhar, Honorary Advisor, FICCI Committee on Private Security; Rituraj Sinha, Chair, FICCI Committee on Private Security Industry and Group Managing Director, SIS Group and Rajeev Sharma, Member, FICCI, Private Security Committee and Country Managing Director, G4S India also shared their perspective on the private security sector.