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Telangana likely to announce skills policy in November


Hyderabad: Telangana government is formulating its skills policy and may announce it in November, a senior official said today.

“We at Telagnana government are formulating our own skill policy. This skill policy, termed as ‘Telangana State Skill Mission’, will be launched very soon, may be in the month of November. The details are still being worked out,” said Sujiv Nair, CEO of Telangana Academy of Skill Development.

“What I can say is this will align with National Skill Policy. We also want to be little different from the national policy. We want to focus on short term skilling programs,” Nair said at a programme organised by industry body CII.

According to the official, 62 per cent of the population in India is between 15 to 69 years.

“Of this, 52 per cent is in the age group of around 25 years. The Centre formulated Skilling Policy in 2009 and the objective of the policy is to enhance skill with speed, to standardise skills and standardise them sector wise,” he added.

The policy has identified 29 sectors and standardised skills required for those jobs, he said.

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