Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) under its Human Resources Development programme supports educational and training institutions to impart training various aspects of renewable energy including the system design, installation commissioning, servicing, repair and maintenance of renewable energy systems, devices and power projects. This was stated by Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.
The Minister further stated that a pilot of organizing 10 training programme has been sanctioned to the National Institute of Solar Energy to act as the nodal agency to coordinate with all the State Nodal Agencies on Renewable Energy to identify the institutions in respective States, to impart training on system design, installation, operation, repair and maintenance of solar energy systems and devices on the standard course material and syllabus developed in collaboration with the Directorate General of Employment and Training under its SkillDevelopment Initiative. This will lead to expand this activity through various training partners to create a skilled work force in renewable energy sector as per the National Occupational Standards and Qualification Packs developed by the Power Sector Skill Council and Electronics Sector Skill Council with proper certification mechanism, the Minister added.