New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi has approved today (20 July 2016) a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation of the Swiss Confederation for cooperation in skill development. The MoU was signed on 22 June 2016 during the visit of a delegation led by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Mr Rajiv Pratap Rudy to Switzerland from 20– 22 June, 2016.
The objectives of the MoU are capacity building and exchange of best practices in the area of skill development. The MoU outlines to set up Joint Working Group (JWG), which is supposed to create, monitor and review the implementation framework for the MoU. The MoU will establish a framework for bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the area of skill development and will formalise and strengthen this partnership.