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       STREET VENDORS ONLINE                                  VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT

                                                            arib  Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan  (GKRA)  was
            s  a  part  of  Prime  Minister  Street     Glaunched in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak to
        AVendor’s  AatmaNirbhar Nidhi  (PM              create employment opportunities for migrant work-
        SVANidhi)  Scheme,  Ministry  of  Housing       ers returning to their villages, and other similarly af-
        and  Urban  Affairs  (MoHUA)  has  entered      fected citizens in the rural areas across 116 districts
        into an MoU with Swiggy, the leading food       in 6 states. As of October 15, over Rs 33,000 Crore
        ordering and delivery platform in India. This   have been spent in creating 33 Crore man-days of
        will bring street-food vendors on its e-com-    employment  under  the  project.  Works  undertaken
        merce platform, giving them online access       as part of the project include construction of nearly
        to thousands of consumers, and help them        1,40,000 water conservation structures, 4,31,640 ru-
        grow their businesses. This initiative aims     ral houses, 38,287 cattle sheds, 26,459 farm ponds,
        to help over 50 lakh street vendors in do-      and 17,935 community sanitary complexes. A total
        ing business during the ongoing COVID-19        of 7,816 works have been taken up through District
        pandemic where physical distancing is the       Mineral  Funds,  2,123  Gram  Panchayat  have  been
        key to check the spread of the infection. To    provided  Internet  connectivity  and  22,592  works
        begin with, MoHUA and Swiggy will run a pi-     were related to solid  and liquid waste management.
        lot programme by onboarding 250 vendors         Also, 65,374 people have been provided skill training
        across five cities viz. Ahmedabad, Chennai,     through Krishi Vigyan Kendras.
        Delhi, Indore, and Varanasi. Street vendors
        will be helped with PAN and FSSAI registra-
        tion, training on technology/partner App us-             INTERVIEW FOR JOBS
        age, menu digitisation and pricing, hygiene                      ABOLISHED
        and packaging.
                                                          nterview for jobs has been abolished in 23 States
          APP LAUNCHED FOR                              Iand 8 Union Territories in a follow up to the aboli-
          LEATHER WORKERS                               tion of interview for Group-B (Non- Gazetted) and

           n  order  to  provide  a  single  platform   Group-C posts in the Central Government in 2016.
         Ito integrate  quality assurance  across       Speaking from the rampart of Red Fort on August
          all  its  services,  the  Leather  Sector  Skill   15, 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had sug-
          Council (LSSC) announced the launch of        gested abolishing the interview and selecting can-
          Skill Certification Assessment for Leather    didates solely on the basis of written test. On a
          Employees  (SCALE)  India  Android  App.      quick follow up to the Prime Minister’s advice, the
          This  unique  initiative  aims  to  provide  a   Department of Personnel and Training undertook
          one-stop  solution  for  skilling,  learning,   an expeditious exercise and within three months
          assessment  and  employment  needs  of        completed the entire process to abolish interview
          the leather and leather products industry.    for recruitment in the Central Government.

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