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The government’s big skilling drive: RPL aims to raise incomes for millions swiftly in a new world

Around 6 million informal-sector workers are already enrolled under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme. It promises to upskill large swathes of the population swiftly, sometimes in just two to three days. Some 100 companies, including L&T, Patanjali, and Berger Paints, have provided RPL certification to employees. The government claims the programme is making a difference.

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The government’s big skilling drive: RPL aims to raise incomes for millions swiftly in a new world

Around 6 million informal-sector workers are already enrolled under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme. It promises to upskill large swathes of the population swiftly, sometimes in just two to three days. Some 100 companies, including L&T, Patanjali, and Berger Paints, have provided RPL certification to employees. The government claims the programme is making a difference.

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More twinge ahead: why the coming financial year would be a muted one for employees

Stock prices are a leading indicator and employment trend is a lagging pointer to a sector’s health. An ET Prime study of listed companies from banking, commodities, auto, software, and pharma spots a strong correlation between employment and stock-price movements. The steep stock price decline in FY20, particularly in March, indicates a tough time for employment in FY21.

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