Indian garment exporter Orient Craft has become the latest to have implemented Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Scheme under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). The company launched the programme to recognise the skills of its workers on Thursday.
The launch ceremony was attended by Anoop Dhanda, ED, Finance; Murari Singh, Vice President; Archana Tomar Mann, Group Head – Compliance, CSR, HR, Orient Craft; Anil Sahai, CEO; and Dhruv Sahai, Director, Sentio Advisory Initiative.
The Government of India had launched this scheme to increase the number of skilled workers in the country to one crore between 2016 and 2020.
The process of implementing RPL at Orient Craft has been undertaken by Sentio Advisory Initiative Private Ltd., a recognised project implementation agency of National Skill Development Corporation.
The company has generated jobs for thousands of people at its various factories across the country. More than 1,500 workers from the Gurugram unit of Orient Craft have already registered themselves under the programme. The certification will help the workers improve their skills.
Skill improvement under the RPL will also help Orient Craft workers to enhance quality and productivity of the output. This way, the workers will be to get right wages as per their skill sets.
Post execution of RPL at the organisation, workers would be able to better understand the ‘gap’ they need to bridge between their current knowledge and the skill levels required to reach a competent level or even go for higher skills for professional growth.
Cash reward, job role kits, soft-skills and digital payment training and free accidental insurance coverage for 5 years are some of the other perks offered under the programme.