The Prime Minister kicked off a special job programme on June 20, under the Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan, which aims to provide training to at least 300,000 migrant workers who have returned to their home states in March. The plan is to provide them with some training and help them to earn a decent livelihood.
Under the Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan the Government plans to cover 116 districts and provide jobs to at least 25,000 reverse migrant labourers across six states. States and district administrations have been tasked with identifying and skill mapping reverse migrants who would be interested in taking the skilling courses.
The programme aims to provide jobs in projects worth Rs 50,000 crore and has a training component for unskilled workers. The Skill Ministry has spoken to different states asking them to identify the daily wage workers who would be willing to receive training for jobs.
The Ministry aims to achieve all this within the stipulated time of 125 days.
The training for unskilled workers will be provided under two areas — short-term training or STT to be provided to 1.5 lakh migrant workers, and training under recognition of prior learning (RPL) to be provided to another 1.5 lakh.
The STTs will entail between 300 to 500 hours of training, whereas, for RPL it will vary between 12 to 18 hours of training. To meet the targets, the Ministry has allowed the states to shift short courses or STTs to RPLs. For every STT that has to be cancelled to meet the dealine, three additional RPLs may be taken up.