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Skilling the bottom of the pyramid: Skill development for domestic helps

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New Delhi:  In a bid to reduce skill gaps and upgade skills of domestic workers, the government of India has approved for a Sector Skill Council (SSC) for domestic workers. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that to understand skill gaps and streamlining training of domestic workers, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has approved a Sector Skill Council (SSC) for Domestic Workers.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, The SSC would certify 25,56,600 candidates, train & certify 1,050 trainers and create standards for 15 Job Roles for domestic workers. The mandate of SSC interalia involve creation of standards for skill training of domestic workers going abroad. SSC for domestic workers has identified 19 job roles which are as under:


(i) Kitchen Helper                                (xi) Household / Resident Manager

(ii) Cook                                                (xii) Elderly caretaker (general/basic)

(iii)General Housekeeper                   (xiii) Assistant Cook – overseas

(iv)Child caretaker                               (xiv) Nanny/ Governess

(v) Babysitter                                       (xv) Nanny – overseas

(vi) Housekeeping cum Cook             (xvi) Caretaker – Semi disabled

(vii) Head cook                                      (xvii) Caretaker – Fully disabled

(viii) Housekeeping Supervisor           (xviii) Housekeeper – overseas

(ix)  Infant caretaker                            (xix) Elderly care – overseas

(x)  Prenatal & Postnatal

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