National Initiative for Promotion of Upskilling of Nirman workers (NIPUN) Scheme

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The National Initiative for Promoting Upskilling of Nirman workers (NIPUN) has recently completed its training program for construction workers engaged in the Central Vista project in New Delhi.

About NIPUN Scheme:

  • It is an innovative project for the skill training of construction workers.
  • It is an initiative of the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) under its flagship scheme of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM).
  • Objective: To train over 1 lakh construction workers through fresh skilling and upskilling programmes and provides them with work opportunities in foreign countries also.
  • The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the nodal agency under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India, will be the Implementation Partner for the project NIPUN.
  • The project implementation is divided into three parts:
    • training through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at construction sites;
    • training through Fresh Skilling by Plumbing and Infrastructure Sector Skill Council (SSC);
    • International Placement through industries/ builders/ contractors;
  • The courses are aligned with National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) and will be imparted at accredited and affiliated training centres.
  • It will provide trainees with 'Kaushal Bima', three-year accidental insurance with coverage of Rs 2 lakhs.

What is the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)?

  • It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme, being implemented since 2014-15.
  • Implementing ministry: Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.
  • Coverage: The scheme covers all 4041 statutory cities and towns.
  • Objectives:
    • To reduce poverty and vulnerability of the urban poor households by enabling them to access gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities.
    • Providing the shelter equipped with essential services to the urban homeless in a phased manner.
    • Providing suitable space, institutional credit, and social security and skills to the urban street vendor for accessing emerging market opportunities.


Q1) What is the Central Vista project?

The project  includes the construction of a new parliament, prime minister and vice-president’s residences along with 10 building blocks that will accommodate all government ministries and departments.The project is estimated to be completed by 2024.

Source: Central Vista's certified workmen awarded under NIPUN scheme organized by NAREDCO