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Rural masons under rural housing schemes are trained and certified by ______
1. Ministry of Rural Development
2. Respective Panchayats
3. National Skill Development Corporation

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : National Skill Development Corporation

The correct answer is National Skill Development Corporation.

  • Rural masons under rural housing schemes are trained and certified by National Skill Development Council (NSDC). 
  • National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is a not-for-profit public limited company incorporated on July 31, 2008, under section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 (corresponding to section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013).
  • NSDC was set up by the Ministry of Finance as Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model.

  • The Government of India through the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) holds 49% of the share capital of NSDC, while the private sector has the balance of 51% of the share capital.
  • NSDC aims to promote skill development by catalyzing the creation of large, quality and for-profit vocational institutions. 
  • The chairman of National Skill Development is A M Naik.
  • The CEO of National Skill Development is Manish Kumar

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