Govt mapping requirements for health workers in other countries to become the global skill capital

The skills development ministry is working towards mapping requirements for skilled health workers across other countries as part of its vision to become the Skills Capital of the world. A sub-working group is being set up to facilitate migration of health workers to Germany, the ministry said while it is reaching out to other countries for similar collaborations.

“A number of steps were taken regarding the health sector job role mapping of 15 countries for mobility and migration of labour,” ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship said in a statement on Tuesday.

According to the statement, while India has already discussed the qualification requirement for health workers in UK, a sub-working group will be set up between India and Germany to decide on the future course of action

Further, a concept note has been prepared for the state secretariat for education, research and innovation (SERI), under the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER), to discuss the possibilities for collaboration in the field of Health Sector. “This was sent to the embassy of India in Switzerland,” it said.

For other countries, letters and emails have been sent to the ministry of external affairs and embassy at all countries in this regard, requesting for a virtual meeting with the concerned regulatory authorities of these countries, the skills ministry added in the statement.

As per the statement, the skills development had virtual meeting with the Australian High Commissioners on the MoU on cooperation in vocational education and training between the two countries. The agreement was signed on June 30 as a follow up of India-Australia Leaders’ Virtual Summit held earlier that month between the Prime Ministers of the two countries. Hon’ble Prime Ministers of India and Australia.

Further, the ministry said it has got finance ministry’s approval for the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0 (2020-21) Scheme to train 8 lakh candidates at an estimated cost of Rs 948.9 crore. “Guidelines and requisite standard operating procedures are currently under preparation. The scheme shall be launched shortly,” it said.

Commenting on the recently launched Assem portal, the skills ministry said data for 1.3 crore skilled personnels have been uploaded on the portal and around 14 lakh jobs offers have been placed through the portal. ASEEM portal,, which will serve as a directory of all skilled workers in the country, was launched in July 2020, to facilitate hiring of these workers.

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