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: New Delhi  The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has issued the notification regarding setting up of Indian Skill Development Services (ISDS). This service has been created for the Training Directorate of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

The purpose of instituting a formal service in Group ‘A’ category was initiated almost two years back when the ministry was formed and the union cabinet approved its creation on October 7, 2015. With notification of this service, the skill ecosystem is expected to get strengthened and modernised in line with the current scientific and industrial development in the country.

ISDS will be a Group ‘A’ service where induction will take place through Indian Engineering Service Examination conducted by UPSC. It is an attempt to attract young and talented administrators for Skill Development. The knowledge acquired by the engineers recruited will give new impetus to the skill development and also efficient and effective implementation of the schemes, said a PIB release. This is a step forward to meet the target of skilling 500 million people by 2022.

The Indian Skill Development Service (ISDS) will have 263 all India posts. The cadre shall comprise of 3 posts at Senior Administrative Grade, 28 posts at Junior Administrative Grade, 120 posts at Senior Time Scale and 112 posts at Junior Time Scale. The academy for training of the cadre will be National Institute of Skill Development.

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