Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is implementing its flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) through the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), a Public Private Partnership organization. NSDC has facilitated the creation of Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) which are industry led bodies to ensure addressing skill requirements of various sectors.
There are a total of 37 functional SSCs including the Media & Entertainment Sector Skill Council (MESC). A list of SSCs is at Annexure. SSCs complement the existing vocational education system for the Industry Sector in meeting the entire value chain’s requirements of appropriately trained manpower in quantity and quality across all levels on a sustained and evolving basis.
MESC has been created for meeting the skilling needs of the film industry. There has been engagement with the film industry under PMKVY in the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) scheme through MESC. 52454 people have been enrolled under RPL Best in Class Employers (BICE) in PMKVY. MESC has developed Occupational standards for all its sub-Sectors of Film Industry like Film, Television, Print, Animation, Game, Digital etc. and for other supporting jobs like Hair and makeup, Voice over, Acting, Camera Operation, Direction, Editing, Lighting, Music and sound creation, VFX and DI, Photography, Set designing etc. MESC conducts assessment and certification on these set standards to enable the availability of skilled workforce to the film industry.