Kolkata: A MOU between Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) and Indian Iron & Steel Sector Skill Council (IISSSC) was signed recently for establishing a system of Certifying and Recognizing Prior Learning (RPL) for manpower working in SAIL Plants/Units. IISSSC through RPL will help SAIL in the process of assessing and certifying employees as per National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) levels for skills, knowledge and experience gained previously through working and learning. Further, RPL will also enable employees of SAIL to bridge their current knowledge and skill levels through training for contributing effectively in their area of work.
This Memorandum of Understanding between IISSSC and SAIL would also help both entities to contribute towards developing skilled manpower for the fast growing Indian Steel Industry as it is envisaged that there would be huge shortage of skilled manpower in coming years. This initiative of SAIL & IISSSC will go a long way in realizing the skill development agenda of the country and thereby fulfilling the objective of Skill India Mission of Government of India.
The MOU was signed by Ms Kamakshi Raman, Executive Director (HRD),SAIL & Mr Sushim Banerjee, CEO, IISSSC in presence of Mr G Vishwakarma, Director (Projects & Business Planning) with Additional Charge of Director (Personnel) and Heads of Training of Various SAIL Plants and Units.