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Naredco teams up with Ministry of Housing
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Thursday, October 04 | 03:37 PM
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Mumbai : Naredco (National Real Estate Development Council) has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India at Mumbai to strengthen the skill trainings and employment opportunities in the construction sector for the urban poor under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM).

 The collaboration will also focus on alignment of skill training programs based on industry requirements; Supply of skilled manpower to the construction industry, by training the unskilled manpower at their construction sites thus ensuring employment to the urban poor through captive placement model; and up-skilling of the construction workers so that they can reap benefits of increase in real income and gain newer opportunities through Government certification program.

Commenting on the new development Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani, National President, Naredco  said, “The main objective of this MoU is provide employment to urban poor waiting to enter construction sector and secondly up-skill the semi-skilled construction workers working on construction sites to a skilled category. Naredco  will ensure the implementation of this initiative through training providers empanelled with Construction Sector Skill Council (CSDCI). Also, majority of the fresh and up-skilling training program will be delivered at the construction sites. Moreover, the training curriculum under this initiative will range from minimum 80 hours (10 days) to a maximum of 6 months.”

It is also worth mentioning that through this collaboration 2,50,000 urban poor will be trained. Also efforts will be taken by Naredco  to encourage training of the women beneficiaries under this initiative. They will strive to achieve at least 30 percent of the trained beneficiaries as women, wherever available.

Naredco  will be responsible for the overall implementation, achievement of the targets and outcomes. Under the fresh skill training programs Naredco  will achieve 100 percent placement for the training batches and has committed to at least 70 percent captive placement (wage employment) at the Naredco  partners sites.  Also under the up skilling training programs Naredco will ensure an increment of at least 3 percent increment in the wages of the beneficiaries getting trained under this period in a span of maximum 14 months.

Furthermore, Naredco  through its member base, training providers and numerous operational construction sites will mobilize the unskilled/ semi-skilled construction workers and provide ‘On the Job’ training to fresh entrants and up skilling to the semi-skilled workers working on construction sites through NSQF aligned courses.
 
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