“The proposal is at the discussion stage at this point. It will be the responsibility of the state to see that anyone who wants to be skilled is not left out. The idea is to include it under the fundamental rights. Anyone in the age group of 15-45 can go up to the district magistrate and petition that he or she has to be trained.”
“The states have to be on board. There are financial obligations as well. We are preparing a bill to set up skill universities in the states. We will hopefully soon have a mandate and a statutory system so states can set up such universities and administer them. They will be set up first in select states, which we will handhold for sometime before they are replicated in other states.”
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“There will be a regulatory body at the Centre. It will be a multi-tier system that will oversee the university, colleges and institutes and integrate them to make them result-oriented.”