Hunar Se Rozgar Tak - Initiative for skill development

Hunar Se Rozgar Tak - Initiative for skill development

Question: Skill development is critical for economic growth and progress. Discuss the features of the "Hunar Se Rozgar Tak" initiative implemented for skill development.

Hunar Se Rozgar Tak/HSRT: Features

HSRT initiative is being implemented through expert institutions such as:

- Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management
- Institutes of Hotel Management
- Food Craft Institutes
- India Tourism Development Corporation

State as well as UT governments have been empowered to administer initiative through institutes such as these

HSRT covers 4 hospitality trades namely:

- Food production
- Food and beverage service
- Housekeeping utility
- Bakery and Patisserie

• There is also a series of programmes to train drivers, tourist facilitators etc

• This scheme was launched in 2009-2010

• It is for the creation of employable skills among the youth

• Initiative is funded by Ministry of Tourism

Guidelines for this initiative are:

- Trainees should be in the age group of 18 to 28 years
- Each training programme should be of short duration namely 6 to 8 weeks
- No fee is chargeable for trainees
- The scheme aims to target the minimum 10th pass with English as a subject in the age group of 18 to 25 years
- Upper age limit has been raised to 28 tom November 2010

• Hotels categorised 4 or 5 star will be eligible for conducting the programme as well

• Each class is to have a minimum of 10 trainees

• Course material will be prepared by hotels in consultation with Director(Studies) National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology

• HR managers of hotels will be nodal officers for the course

Facts and Stats

• National Policy on Skill Development is the key policy for managing HR

• India is among leading countries where skill development is lacking; FICCI report stats difficulty in filling up jobs is 48% in India while the global standard was 34% in 2012

• As per the NSSO survey, only 6% of total workforce of 459 million are in the organised sector

• WEF indicates only 25% of the Indian professional are considered employable by the organised sector
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