India plans to make it easier for masons, carpenters and plumbers, among other skilled persons, to get jobs overseas by formulating a policy and laying a roadmap that will map the requirement of such professionals abroad as well as the certifications required in different countries. The skill development and entrepreneurship ministry is giving a final shape to the policy, which will be presented to the Union cabinet for its approval, a senior government official told ET on condition of anonymity. The move will help realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of making India the skilled capital of the world, the official said.
The policy and the action plan, he said, will address the information asymmetry existing across the globe for different skills and the basic minimum certification required for each skill in different countries. “As of now the ministry does not have enough information on how many masons or plumbers are needed and in which countries.