Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah said Government is about to set up a national-level skill development academy to provide skill training to minorities. The Maulana Azad National Academy for Skills (MANAS) is being set up with its headquarters in Delhi, the minister said while inaugurating the Annual Conference of State Channelising Agencies (SCAs) of National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC) here today.
The academy is aimed to serve the minority communities to implement skill development and their upgradation programme. “It is an ambitious project focusing at providing skills training or upgradation of skill in those sectors of economy in which there is shortage or demand is likely to emerge in future, so that they can find gainful employment or self-employment opportunities,” Heptullah said.
An MoU has been signed between MANAS and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to establish an extensive All India Collaborative Network for the academy.