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National Initiative For Promotion Of Upskilling Of Nirman Workers (NIPUN) Scheme

National Initiative For Promotion Of Upskilling Of Nirman Workers (NIPUN) Scheme:

The National Initiative for Promoting Upskilling of Nirman workers (NIPUN) has recently completed its training program for construction workers engaged in the Central Vista project in New Delhi.

  • NIPUN Scheme is an innovative project for the skill training of construction workers.
  • It is an initiative of the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) under its flagship scheme of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM).
  • Objective: To train over 1 lakh construction workers through fresh skilling and upskilling programmes and provides them with work opportunities in foreign countries
  • The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the nodal agency under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India, will be the Implementation Partner for the project NIPUN.
  • The project implementation is divided into three parts:
    • training through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at construction sites;
    • training through Fresh Skilling by Plumbing and Infrastructure Sector Skill Council (SSC);
    • International Placement through industries/ builders/ contractors;
  • The courses are aligned with National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) and will be imparted at accredited and affiliated training centres.
  • It will provide trainees with ‘Kaushal Bima’, three-year accidental insurance with coverage of Rs 2 lakhs.