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Courses To Assist Retiring Servicemen

New Delhi: Allegations and complaints received in connection with the functioning of Directorate General of Resettlement (DGR) are investigated / examined and appropriate punitive, administrative and corrective actions are taken as per extant rules. Certain complaints regarding conducting training by the DGR for different courses through training institutes have been received; however, these allegations have not been established.

The training calendar for the financial years 2015-16 and 2016-17 was approved in February, 2015 and the DGR training courses were being conducted accordingly. Ministry of Defence has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in July, 2015 vide which all skill courses of DGR are to be aligned to National Occupational Standards (NOS) by December, 2016. Subsequently, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has issued a Gazette Notification on 8th August, 2015 on Common Norms which is binding to all Government sponsored / funded training programmes with effect from 01.04.2016. The resettlement training courses were temporarily put on hold to align the courses to the new norms of the Government on skill development. It has been already decided to recommence the resettlement training courses.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Mohd. Ali Khan in Rajya Sabha today.

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