Mumbai: Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI), Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery (IIGJ), Jaipur and Jewellery Association, Jaipur (JAJ) signed a Tri-Party Agreement to train and certify the artisans of Jaipur under the RPL programme Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) Scheme. The signing of MoU was witnessed by Mr. Pramod Agrawal of IIGJ – Jaipur, Mr. Nirmal Bardiya of JAJ and Mr. Premkumar Kothari, Chairman, GJSCI. According to the MOU, IIGJ – Jaipur will act as an RPL training facilitator, JAJ as Mobilization Agency and GJSCI will act as Project Implementation Agency (PIA). As per the MoU, GJSCI undertakes to certify minimum 10,000 artisans in the next 6 months.
The MOU signing ceremony was followed by a panel discussion on the topic – ‘Essentiality of Skills’. The panel comprised of industry experts including Mr Nirmal Bardiya (President-JAJ), Mr. Rajesh Dhamani (Honorary General Secretary), Mr. Pramod Agrawal (President- IIGJ-Jaipur), Mr. Premkumar Kothari(Chairman-GJSCI) and Mr. Dhiraj Kumar (Principal,IIGJ-Jaipur) being the moderator.
“Jaipur is one of the prominent jewellery markets housing large number of artisans who are skilled yet uncertified. The tri-party MOU will enable us to educate and certify the artisans through RPL as this is the core motive of GJSCI`s initiative and we are looking forward to it” said Mr. Premkumar Kothari, Chairman, GJSCI.
“This alliance brings us great enthusiasm as GJSCI is driven with the motive of upliftment and betterment of the work & life of artisans of the industry. Jaipur, being one the famous jewellery hubs of India, has a large pool of unrecognized talent. We signed this pact with a motive to recognize the skillset of artisans and certify them. The event saw an overwhelming response by the audience which boosted our morale and indicated this project to be a huge success”, said Mr. Binit Bhatt, CEO, GJSCI.