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Railway staff to be trained in soft skills

chandigarh Updated: Dec 23, 2015 13:00 IST
Ifrah Mufti
Ifrah Mufti
Hindustan Times
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Under its skill development initiative, the Northern Railways Ambala division has identified a training centre in Panchkula that will not be used to hone skills of the department employees but unemployed youth as well.

The training centre has been identified within the residential area of the railway colony. The ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship will provide certified trainers, who will educate the employees and unemployed youth about soft skills and personality development.

Meanwhile, the Ambala division has also collaborated with Chitkara University, Chandigarh unit, to offer special skill development training for its employees. Dinesh Kumar, divisional railways manager (DRM), Ambala division, said, “Chitkara University will assist us in providing soft skills to our employees. The initiative has been taken to help them improve their communication - and the overall behaviour -while dealing with passengers. Their wards can also avail of the facility, which will help them during job interviews.”

He added, “Since the project, which will be started from January, is funded by the ministry, Chitkara University will offer this three-month course on skill development for free so that maximum people can avail of the facility.”

The initiative has been taken to specially train the employees who deal with passengers on everyday-basis, so it will indirectly help passengers too.

The Indian Railways and the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship had earlier signed a pact to provide space and manpower to carry out skill development programmes across the country.

The main aim of the programme is to provide skills to over 40 crore unemployed people across the country to further help them become economically selfreliant and productive.