Thursday, April 30, 2015

Retired Army personnel to be used as trainers to boost skill development

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Rudy proposed to recruit army personnel retiring at relatively young aged amid shortage of skill trainers in the country. (Express Photo)
By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published on:April 29, 2015 3:12 pm
In its bid to boost skill development, government is working to use thousands of Army personnel retiring every year at a relatively young age as trainers and entrepreneurs, Lok Sabha was informed today.Skill Development Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said his ministry would also propose the “Right to Skill” on the lines of a similar provision in Chhattisgarh under which the state government was obliged to train people in skills they wanted.
Admitting to a shortage of skill trainers, Rudy said over 50,000 non-commissioned officials retired from the Army after putting in 20 years of service and his ministry was working to use their experience and skill.“We are trying to partner with the Ministry of Defence,” he said in reply to questions and added that the government wanted to tap these personnel to see if they can come back as trainers or entrepreneurs.Rudy, who is the first minister in charge of the new ministry created by the Narendra Modi government, said it would take some time before his department completed assessing various skills available across the country and their need in various states.“We are creating a map connecting all the states. It will take a while. In six months or a year… we will have a perfect portal,” he said.Speaking about the right to skill, he said, “We are trying to move in that direction. I will make a request. It will take a while.”As a member mentioned a World Bank report which said only 27 per cent of such trained people get employment and 60 per cent of them drop the following year, Rudy said he was planning to come out with incentives for agencies if they could place their trainees.The government wanted to create model centers of training across the country, targeting laborers, tribal, farmers and domestic help among others, he added


  1. dear sir,

    Let government absorb the retiring ex service men laterally in civil job and there will be no problem of OROP . Till the retirement in the civil job, they are able to complete full service and become eligible for drawing full pension, but the government will never do it. this problem was discussed with almost all erstwhile prime ministers and they will forget the services of ex defense personnel

  2. This happens only due to the proximity of the generals with the decision makers of the awards