NSDC withdraws all powers from SSSDC

The MD and CEO of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) Mr Manish Kumar in concurrence with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, in a public notice has informed the general public that all powers and authority delegated to Security Sector Skill Development Council (SSSDC) as an assessment and certification body for security sector stands withdrawn with immediate effect.

The Notice says that the SSSDC is no longer authorised as the assessment and certification body in the security sector. The notice said that the certification and assessment powers would now be exercisable by the Management & Entrepreneurship and Professionals Skills Council. MEPSC is an emerging and horizontal Sector Skills Council catering to the Skilling needs of various sectors.

MEPSC is currently leading skill development initiatives in four key segments namely:-
• Professional Skills
• Entrepreneurship Skills
• Office Management
• Training & Assessment

The Council is being driven by senior industry leaders and seasoned professional leaders. Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, Immediate Past President, AIMA and Chairman of Hero Enterprises is commanding this initiative as Chairman of the Council. Mr Munjal is also a member of Prime Minister’s Council on Trade & Industry and has been committed to areas of skill development, vocational training, CSR and tribal development.

The Security Sector Skill Development Council (SSSDC) was constituted as per the National Skill Policy of the Government of India. It was jointly formed by The Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). The reason for the withdrawal of powers has so far not been specified.