Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship
(MSDE) and Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG) here today signed a
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to scale up skill development initiatives in
the Hydrocarbon and allied sectors among other areas of cooperation. The MoU
was signed by Secretary MSDE Shri Rohit Nandan and Secretary, MoPNG Shri K. D.
Tripathi in the presence of Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of
Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and Minister of State (Independent
Charge) for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy.
on the occasion, Shri Pradhan said as his ministry is
gearing up for new avenues that Petroleum and Natural Gas sector will open up for the country,
there is tremendous focus on
sourcing skilled workforce to make all plans successful. The partnership with
MSDE through this MoU signing will help MoPNG to develop the ready workforce
for Exploration and Production, Pipeline & Transportation, Refinery &
Marketing and Service providers going forward. He said, in this way, we
are investing back into our sector’s and the country’s brighter future.
contribution from the hydrocarbon sector, Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy said, the
hydrocarbon sector has tremendous potential for employment generation, and
hence it is vital to develop a skilled workforce to meet both current and
future needs. The setting up of the Hydrocarbons SSC is the first step in that
direction. He said, with today’s partnership, both Ministries commit to develop
globally benchmarked workforce for the sector so that lakhs of youth can aspire
for better economic opportunities through skill development programs.
has now formally joined hands with MSDE to:
comprehensive skill development plans for existing and potential workforce in
alignment with National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF)
existing workforce in the hydrocarbon sector for Recognition of Prior Learning
under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)
and scale-up apprenticeship training under National Apprenticeship Promotion
the setting-up of Skill Development Institutes/Centres of Excellence for
vocational training to meet sectoral needs
has setup the Hydrocarbons Sector Skill Council (HSSC) with representatives
from the Government, PSUs and private sector to address the skill development
needs across the value chain of the sector.
the MoU, MoPNG will continue to support the growth of the Hydrocarbon Sector
Skill Council and align with the NSQF for skill development programs.
Additionally, MoPNG will encourage Oil & Gas Companies and related
contractors to hire skilled personnel, incentivize skill training &
certification, promote apprenticeship programs, undertake Recognition of Prior
Learning (RPL) programs in the sector and setup institutes focused on various
sub-sectors and allied trades. MoPNG will catalyse these initiatives in the
Hydrocarbon sector, through its various agencies and PSUs, and develop a plan
in close alignment with the Skill India mission.
MSDE would primarily discharge its responsibilities
through Directorate General of Training (DGT) and National Skill Development