Rishikesh : Dr. Jitendra Gairola, Department of Microbiology, AIIMS, Rishikesh nominated as Member of the Board of Governors of National Skill Development Forum (NSDF) for the session 2023-2024

He worked to bring together various medical professionals, scientists and engineers on one platform for national skill development and upliftment by creating a network in chandigarh

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  • Earlier Dr. Gairola’s initiative and work was appreciated at the state and national level
  • I Want to contribute to increasing integration among doctors, scientists and engineers across the country for the implementation of technology in the healthcare system as well as for national skill development and upliftment : Dr. Gairola 

Rishikesh : Dr. Jitendra Gairola, Department of Microbiology, AIIMS, Rishikesh has been nominated as the Member of the Board of Governors of National Skill Development Forum (NSDF) for the session 2023-2024. After this announcement, Dr. Jitendra Gairola said that when he was working at PGIMER, Chandigarh, in the year 2019, Dr. Gairola has a different vision regarding above subjects. As we can say he is very visionary professional.

He had taken the initiative to bring together various medical professionals, scientists and engineers on one platform for national skill development and upliftment by creating a network. At that time, his initiative and work was appreciated at the state and national level. According to Dr. Gairola, he has been continuing this campaign since then. In this sequence, he has been nominated as a member of the Board of Governors of the National Skill Development Forum for the session 2023-2024. Established under the aegis of the National Skill Development Forum (NSDF) and the Institution of Engineers (India), the Institute is a ‘state-of-the-art’ well-equipped and excellent center for learning. I am happy to be associated with this All India level organization and to be nominated as its member. According to Dr. Gairola, he wants to contribute to increasing integration among doctors, scientists and engineers across the country for the implementation of technology in the healthcare system as well as for national skill development and upliftment. It is noteworthy that currently Dr. Jitendra is working as the nodal officer for integrated drone medical services in AIIMS, Rishikesh.

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What is NSDF ?

The National Skill Development Fund was set up in 2009 by the Government of India for raising funds both from Government and Non Government sectors for skill development in the country. The Fund is contributed by various Government sources, and other donors/ contributors to enhance, stimulate and develop the skills of Indian youth by various sector specific programs. A public Trust set up by the Government of India is the custodian of the Fund. The Trust accepts donation, contribution in cash or kind from the Contributors for furtherance of objectives of the Fund. The Fund is operated and managed by the Board of Trustees. The Chief Executive Officer of the Trust is responsible for day-to-day administration and management of the Trust.

The Fund meets its objectives through National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) which is an industry led ‘Not For Profit Company’ set up for building skill development capacity and forging strong linkages with the market. NSDC acts as a catalyst in skill development by providing funding to enterprises, companies and organizations that provide skill training. It also develops appropriate models to enhance, support and coordinate private sector initiatives. Till 31st March 2021, NSDF has released Rs. 5029.63 crore to NSDC towards skill development programmes including National Skill Certification and Monetary Reward Scheme (STAR) and UDAAN Scheme (J&K oriented).

Accounts of the Trust are subject to CAG Audit and are also audited by a Chartered Accountant for every financial year and in such manner as may be directed by GOI. The Trust has appointed Vistra ITCL (India) Ltd. as an Independent Monitoring Agency to monitor the activities undertaken by NSDC.

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