As the government prepares a new Skill Development Policy, Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Monday said it is "impossible to achieve" the target of skilling 500 million people by 2022 as envisaged under the existing policy announced in 2009 during the UPA regime.
Expressing concern over the "low number" of skilled workforce in the country, Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Thursday said the Centre would announce a national policy on skill development in three months.
New Delhi: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Thursday hit back at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for alleging a political vendetta against her Trinamool Congress (TMC) by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the Saradha chit-fund scam.
TMC member Kalyan Banerjee was on Tuesday under fire from BJP and Left in Lok Sabha for his alleged objectionable remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leading to uproar and threat of censure motion being moved against him if he did not apologise.
The NDA government on Sunday sought to mollify an angry Mamata Banerjee ahead of the Winter session of Parliament, saying it had no role in the CBI action against some TMC leaders in the Saradha scam case and that there should be "no misunderstanding on this account".
Denying that there was any bitterness in its approach towards its former ally Shiv Sena on the issue of the Sena's participation in the Maharashtra government, BJP on Thursday said it was sure something good will emerge out of the talks between the two parties.
New Delhi: Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Thursday welcomed Colombo's move to release five Tamil Nadu fishermen who were sentenced to death on charges of drug trafficking, describing the decision as arising out of the great positioning of India internationally under the pioneering leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament having a huge legislative agenda, the government on Tuesday said it would go the extra mile to accomodate the opposition while conveying to it that "democracy functions through numbers also."
After BJP's historic win in assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Monday said that focus now would be on Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.