SIMA & TSC organise PMKVY workshops
The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has announced Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana Scheme (PMKVY) to facilitate the unemployed youth to get trained, certified and placed in various manufacturing sectors and gives financial assistance ranging from Rs 6,000 to Rs 12,000 depending upon the skill level and also Rs 2,500 for the existing employees to undergo recognition of prior learning training and get certificates. The Textile Sector Skill Council (TSC) promoted by the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) has undertaken the exercise of implementing the PMKVY scheme and is in the process of implementing the pilot phase project. The Southern India Mills´ Association (SIMA) in association with TSC jointly with 14 major Associations representing spinning, weaving, powerloom, knitting and processing sectors is organising three workshops on June 9, 2015 at Coimbatore, June 10, 2015 at Madurai and June 11, 2015 at Salem. The purpose of the workshop is to create awareness about the scheme and also facilitate the individual textile manufacturing units to get affiliated with TSC as a training provider and avail the benefits.
In the first workshop organised at SIMA Coimbatore, T Rajkumar, Chairman, SIMA inaugurated the workshop, Deputy Chairman, SIMA and also Board Member of TSC, M Senthilkumar welcomed the gathering, Dr JV Rao, Chief Executive Officer, TSC made a presentation about the scheme and Dr K Selvaraju, Secretary General, SIMA briefed the participants about the services of SIMA for availing the benefit and also training the workers in all the sectors. C Varatharajan, President, South India Small Spinners Association (SISPA), M Duraisamy, Chairman, PDEXCIL, Jayapal, President, Open End Spinning Mills Association and the office-bearers / representatives of various other Associations and also participated in the workshop.
Rajkumar has stated that the workshop was attended by around 100 textile units. He has stated that large number of textile units would be participating in the Madurai and Salem workshops. He has added that Madurai workshop will be inaugurated by T Kannan, Past Chairman, SIMA.