New Delhi: Under the Skill India Mission (Skill India) of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), it has partnered with the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of External Affairs. Through this, the Government of India is preparing to give jobs to those returning to the country. Let us tell you that a new initiative SWADES (Skilled Workers’ Arrival Database for Employment Support) has been launched to conduct the skill mapping exercise of citizens with the aim of making the best of the skilled workforce returning to the country due to the Corona epidemic.
What will happen now
Through this exercise, Skill India and other ministries aim to create a database of qualified citizens based on skills and experience, which can be used to meet the demand of Indian and foreign companies.
Skill India will have to fill the collected information with companies for suitable placement opportunities in the country. Returning citizens are required to fill a SWADES skill form and after that SWADES skill cards will be issued.
The implementation organization of MSDE is supporting the implementation of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) project.
The online form, available at www.nsdcindia.org/swades, is designed to collect the necessary details of returning citizens.
Under this form, details related to the person’s work area, job title, employment, years of experience are being collected.
A toll-free call center has also been set up to answer any question related to filling the form and for all possible help to the citizens.
The SWADES skill form (online) was made live yesterday and so far around 4500 registrations have been received. Based on the data collected so far, UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are the top countries from which the largest number of Indian citizens have returned.
According to skill mapping, these citizens were mainly employed in sectors such as oil and gas, aviation, construction, tourism and hospitality, IT and ITES. These figures also showed that in states like Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka, the maximum number of workers have returned from abroad.
Millions of citizens have registered in various international missions to return to the country and so far more than 35,000 people have returned back to the country. One of the focus areas of Vande India is the Gulf region, which currently houses more than 8 million citizens.