Report on the Committee for Rationalization & Optimisation of SSCs

1. Sector Skill Council (SSCs) are industry led and industry governed bodies which have been mandated to-ensure that skill development efforts being made by all the stake holders are in accordance with the actual needs of the industry and develop National Occupational Standards/Competency Standards and Qualification Packs (QPs). Presently, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has approved formation of 40 SSCs in different Secors. In order to ensure convergence and optimal functioning of SSCs as per mandate given under the National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015, it was decided to constitute a Committee to review the functioning of the SSCs and provide a roadmap for their harmonious growth so as to ensure effective development of the skilling ecosystem. It is in this background that the Government of India, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship vide its Order dated 18th May 2016 constituted a Review Committee for Rationalisation and Optimization of the Functioning of the Sector Skill Councils under Chairmanship of Sh. Sharada Prasad, Former DG, DGET, M/o LO&E, Government of India.
2. The Report is in three volumes. Volume 1 is the main report which deals with the major challenges facing the vocational education and training system of the country and convergence, synergy and rationalisation of Sector Skill Councils. Volume 2 contains appendices arranged chapter-wise. Volume 3 is of mapping of National Classification Occupations, 2015 with National Industrial Classification, 2008.
3. In order to engage with stakeholders, MSDE has put the Report of the Committee for Rationalization & Optimization of the Functioning of the Sector Skill Councils, in public domain on 25th April, 2017.  The Government invites comments/ suggestions of the public, at large, up to 10th May, 2017 on the Report.

Comments are requested at ajayk.tripathi[at]nic[dot]in.