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National Skill Development Agency (NSDA)

NSDA was set up as a Society in June 2013. NSDA will focus on the two verticals of Quality Assurance and policy research in the skills space. It will be majorly responsible for the following activities:

  • Operationalize and implement National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF).
  • Establish and operationalize a QA framework embedded in NSQF to improve consistency of outcomes in the skills landscape, which will include laying down a framework for training, assessment and certification processes and agencies in the country.
  • Operationalize National Skills Qualification Committee (NSQC) to meet its objectives.
  • Design and implement the National Labour Market Information System.
  • Develop national protocols for registration and accreditation of private training providers.
  • Promote use of ‘Skill India’ logo on skill certificates by SSCs/Agencies adhering to the QA framework.
  • Anchor Prime Minister’s Skill Development Fellow Program.