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Tuki in governing body of National Skill Development Mission

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Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has been included in the apex governing council of the National Skill Development Mission.

The two other chief ministers in the governing council are those of Maharashtra and Jammu & Kashmir. Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be the chairman of the governing council, an official communique informed here today.

A letter from the Union ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship had last week said that the key institutional mechanism under the National Skill Development Mission would consist of three tiers — an apex governing council, a steering committee and a mission directorate along with an executive committee.

Tuki’s role as a member of the governing council would be to provide overall guidance and policy direction to the Mission. The policy decisions, including decisions regarding resources, taken by the governing council will be binding across all sectors and ministries, it said.

The council will review overall progress and development of the Mission activities on a half-yearly basis besides overseeing the convergence of all skill development initiatives and schemes across the various central ministries and departments with Mission objectives, the communique added.

It will also provide strategic directions to the Centre and states to achieve the skilling target fixed under the Mission.

Beside the three chief ministers, other members of the governing council include the Union ministers of finance, HRD and agriculture, the deputy chairman of NITI Aayog, principal secretary to the prime minister, Cabinet secretary and prominent entrepreneurs like Tata Group chairman Cyrus P Mistry, founder-CEO of Flipkart Sachin Bansal and founder- Chairman of Team Lease Services Manish Sabharwal, the communique added.