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PIB Summaries 14 June 2022


  1. Zonal Councils
  2. National Apprenticeship Mela 2022

Zonal Councils

Focus: GS II- Polity and Governance

Why in News?

Recently, the Minister of Home Affairs chaired the 25th meeting of the Western Zonal Council at Diu.

Issues discussed in the Meeting

  • Improvement of banking services in rural areas.
  • Surveillance of rape and sexual assault cases involving women and children, as well as the establishment of Fast Track Courts for such instances.
  • Verification of the identity of high-seas marine fishermen.
  • Development of a local contingency plan by coastal states for high-seas mass rescue operations, as well as encouragement of the Make in India drive through public procurement preference.
  • Various difficulties concerning the western states’ border, security, infrastructure, transportation, and industry.

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National Apprenticeship Mela 2022

Focus: GS III- Growth and Development

Why in News?

With an aim to connect the youth with more opportunities of on-ground training within corporates and further a chance to get employment , the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship will be organising the Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela every month now on.

About Apprenticeship Mela

  • Under the initiative, the aim is to support hiring of more than one lakh apprentices and assist employers in tapping the right talent and develop it further with training and providing practical skillsets.
  • The event will witness participation from more than 4000 organisations across the country, operating in more than 30 sectors such as Power, Retail, Telecom, IT/ITeS, Electronics, Automotive and more.
  • In addition, the aspiring youth will have the opportunity to engage and select from more than 500+ trades including Welder, Electrician, Housekeeper, Beautician, Mechanic etc.
  • The National Policy of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, 2015 launched by the Prime Minister on July 15, 2015, recognises apprenticeship as a means to provide gainful employment to skilled workforce with adequate compensation.
  • Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has also taken several efforts to increase the number of apprentices hired by enterprises in the country.
  • The aim is to fill the gap in supply and demand for skilled workforce and meet the aspirations of the Indian youth through gaining on-the-job training and securing better opportunities for employment.
  • Students who have cleared at least Class 5 to those who graduated Class 12, skill training certificate holders, ITI students, diploma holders and graduates are eligible to apply at the Apprenticeship Mela.

July 2024