Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

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Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
कौशल विकास और उद्यमशीलता मंत्रालय
Agency overview
JurisdictionGovernment of India
Annual budget3,517.31 crore (US$440 million) (2023–24 est.)[1]
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Websitewww.skilldevelopment.gov.in
www.msde.gov.in

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Hindi: कौशल विकास और उद्यमशीलता मंत्रालय) is a ministry of the Government of India which came into existence on 26 May 2014[2] after the formation of the First Modi ministry under the premiership of Narendra Modi. The ministry is responsible for coordination of all skill development efforts across the country. The ministry was formed with matters pertaining to industrial training, apprenticeship and other skill development responsibilities which earlier belonged to the Ministry of Labour and Employment. The ministry aims to remove the disconnect between demand and supply of skilled manpower, to build the new skills and innovative thinking not only for existing jobs but also for jobs that are to be created.

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is headed by the Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship who is occasionally assisted by the Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship who is the junior minister in the ministry. The first minister was Sarbananda Sonowal who was the Minister of State (Independent Charge) and served between 26 May and 9 November 2014. The current minister is Dharmendra Pradhan[3] while the minister of state is Rajeev Chandrashekhar.

Ministers[edit]

Cabinet Ministers[edit]

  • Note: MoS, I/C – Minister of State (Independent Charge)
No. Portrait Minister
(Birth-Death)
Term of office Political party Ministry Prime Minister
From To Period
1 Sarbananda Sonowal
(born 1962)
MP for Lakhimpur

(MoS, I/C)
26 May
2014
9 November
2014
167 days Bharatiya Janata Party Modi I Narendra Modi
2 Rajiv Pratap Rudy
(born 1962)
MP for Saran

(MoS, I/C)
9 November
2014
3 September
2017
2 years, 298 days
3 Dharmendra Pradhan
(born 1969)
Rajya Sabha MP for Bihar, till 2018
Rajya Sabha MP for Madhya Pradesh, from 2018
3 September
2017
30 May
2019
1 year, 269 days
4 Mahendra Nath Pandey
(born 1957)
MP for Chandauli
31 May
2019
7 July
2021
2 years, 37 days Modi II
(3) Dharmendra Pradhan
(born 1969)
Rajya Sabha MP for Madhya Pradesh
7 July
2021
Incumbent 2 years, 225 days

Ministers of State[edit]

No. Portrait Minister
(Birth-Death)
Term of office Political party Ministry Prime Minister
From To Period
1 Anantkumar Hegde
(born 1968)
MP for Uttara Kannada
3 September
2017
30 May
2019
1 year, 269 days Bharatiya Janata Party Modi I Narendra Modi
2 Raj Kumar Singh
(born 1952)
MP for Arrah
31 May
2019
7 July
2021
2 years, 37 days Modi II
3 Rajeev Chandrasekhar
(born 1964)
Rajya Sabha MP for Karnataka
7 July
2021
Incumbent 2 years, 225 days

Organizations[edit]

The Ministry is in charge of providing and facilitating skill development initiatives and training infrastructure with the following institutions.[4]

Schemes[edit]

  • Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana
  • UDAAN, a Special Industry Initiative for J&K
  • Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP), to support entrepreneurs in rural areas to set-up enterprises at the village-level in non-agricultural sectors.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Budget data" (PDF). www.indiabudget.gov.in. 2023. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  2. ^ "National Skill Development Mission | Prime Minister of India". Pmindia.gov.in. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  3. ^ "mission booklet.cdr" (PDF). Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  4. ^ Cabral, Clement; Dhar, Rajib Lochan (25 June 2019). "Skill development research in India: a systematic literature review and future research agenda". Benchmarking. 26 (7): 2242–2266. doi:10.1108/BIJ-07-2018-0211. ISSN 1463-5771. S2CID 198772814.
  5. ^ "Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP) Launched To Support Entrepreneurs in Villages". IndianWeb2.com. Retrieved 13 March 2022.

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