Raj Kumar Singh Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in a written reply in Rajya Sabha (Upper House) on 12th February 2021 has said that the Government of India and Government of Japan signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in January by 2021 on training of the skilled workers.

Points To Note

  • The Memorandum of Cooperation was signed on a basic framework of partnership.
  • MoC was signed for the proper operation of the system od “Specified Skilled Worker”.
  • As per the Cooperation, skilled Indian workers from 14 sectors have been identified for the enhanced job opportunities in Japan.
  • These skilled Indian workers have been chosen from the sectors namely, building cleaning, nursing care, industrial machinery manufacturing industry, construction, material processing industry, electric and electronic information related industry, shipbuilding & ship-related industry, aviation, agriculture, lodging, food & beverages manufacturing industry, automobile maintenance, fisheries and food service industry.

Bilateral Cooperation on Skill Transfer

  • By November 2016, Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship from India and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry from Japan had signed a MoC for ten years on “Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme”.
  • In the line, the Japanese Industry which is based in India has launched 13 Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing and 5 Japanese Endowed Course under the Manufacturing Skill Transfer Programme.
  • Further by October 2017, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs from India and Ministry of Health, Labour & Welfare of Japan signed an Memorandum of Cooperation and invited candidates from India to Japan under Technical Intern Training Program.
  • The Memorandum of Cooperation on Technical Intern Training Program was signed with aim of expanding the bilateral cooperation between the countries in the arena of skill development. It seeks to transform skill ecosystem of India by sending and accepting the technical interns from India to Japan.
  • Under Technical Intern Training Program, India has sent 220 candidates to Japan in sectors ranging from construction, Agriculture, Manufacturing, and healthcare.

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