DCBA hosts first-ever training under LSC in Delhi, 78 trainees to receive RPL certificates

The Delhi Customs Brokers Association (DCBA), in collaboration with the Logistics Sector Skill Council (LSC), in its endeavour to skill the Exim executives of offices and fields pertaining to Customs Broking business, organised an eight-hour long training programme at Delhi Cargo Service Center (DCSC) building on January 19. The training session was attended by seventy eight executives as trainees of different CB companies apart from office bearers and EC members of DCBA.

Capt TS Ramanujam, CEO, LSC; S Ramakrishna, President DCBA and Immediate Past Chairman, FFFAI; PS Atree, Immediate Past President, DCBA and Vice Chairman, FFFAI and Samir Shah, Partner, JBS Academy and Past Chairman, FFFAI as special guest to interact with the trainees and participants, were also present on the occasion.

The training session was conducted by Mr Ravikanth Yamarthy, COO, LSC; Mr Shyamsundar CK, Director M&S, Denken Global Supply Chain and Mr Suresh Kuttan, who were the Master Trainers under LSC.

There were discussions dwelling on why recognition is important for skilling. According to Mr.Shah, RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) will turn out to be a great initiative of the Government of India. “Besides helping staff having certificates commensurate their ability, it will also work towards lifting the respectability of the sector,” he maintained. Mr. Shah emphasized on the recognition of formal training and hands-on experiences.

The Government of India’s objective of this Skill Certification Scheme is to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood. A component for assessment and certification of individuals with prior learning experience or skills has also been introduced under RPL component of the Scheme.

“The logistics sector is an informal sector, no specific qualification has been mandated to enter this sector, and anybody can join with any qualification. Now onwards, these candidates will be recognised by virtue of their work experience under certifications. Government of India has mandated LSC to provide training and certificate to these candidates. The certificate will be treated as valid document pan India and abroad for seeking jobs in logistics sector.”

Capt TS Ramanujam, CEO, LSC

He also informed that the Prior Learning Programme will be fine-tuned as per requirements of CBs especially to cope with ongoing digitization drive of the Government of India. LSC is planning to cover more than 7000 CBs/companies across India in ensuing months.

After training and passing out tests as per National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF), successful candidates will be provided certificates which will be available with Digilocker of the Ministry of Skill Development portal.

There were varied subjects discussed, among which, the skill of communication, transparency and disseminating information correctly to the clients were emphasized with examples. The discussions proved to be immensely insightful, engaging and very productive witnessing two-way participation with the audience.

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