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Mr Gadkari lays foundation stone for Multi Skill Development Centre at JNPT

Logistic News - Published on Thu, 14 Mar 2019

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The Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Mr Nitin Gadkari, last week inaugurated a Multi Skill Development Centre in Maritime Logistics under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra programme of MSDC at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust. Mr Gadkari said that the centre will provide skill development in maritime logistics and placement to over 1,050 students per year in the port and maritime sector. This is a step towards achieving 100 per cent skilled manpower at all Major Ports and will ensure that local people are able to truly reap the benefits of development in their areas.

The release highlighted the key training areas at the centre are warehouse management, consignment and tracking, inventory management, ex-im trade documentation and other related courses in the maritime logistics domain. The physical infrastructure has been provided by JNPT and CIDCO and the centre will be managed and operated by the reputed logistics company Allcargo Logistics Ltd.

The Multi Skill Development Centre at JNPT will meet the upcoming skill manpower need in the surrounding areas. Three major projects, namely, the SEZ which is supposed to predominantly be a logistics hub, the Navi Mumbai International Airport which would provide opportunities in fields as diverse as cargo handling and hospitality, and JNPT’s new terminal—the PSA Bharat Mumbai Terminal, will see demand for highly skilled logistics manpower. It is expected that the trainees trained in MSDC can provide skilled manpower for these projects and beyond.

Financial support in the form of a soft loan of up to INR 70 lakh for lab set-up and funding requirement for training has been provided by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship through their schemes Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra and Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana. The job roles for training will be as per sectoral and locational needs and will be aligned to the National Skill Qualification Framework of the government of India. The MSDC model is also being replicated in other ports in the country. It is likely to be taken up at Chennai Port, Cochin Port and Visakhapatnam Port in the next phase.

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Thu, 14 Mar 2019
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