New Delhi : Broadcast Engineering Consultants (India) Ltd ( BECIL) in collaboration with the Instrumentation Automation Surveillance & Communication-Sector Skill Council (IASC-SSC) organized a workshop at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on 27 November to deliberate on the importance of skilling, certification and accreditation of the manpower deployed in cable TV distribution.
Digitization of the cable TV networks in the country has enabled availability of state-of-the-art services not only in the field of TV but also broadband access and host of value added services. HD, 4K & 8K quality TV pictures can also be provided on digital cable networks. This has provided a lot of opportunities to cable TV service providers which are not available even on DTH/ IPTV/ OTT platforms.
However, it has also posed challenges like properly equipping and training the manpower in the field of digital technology to maintain the quality of service specified not only by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India but also for consumer satisfaction.
Certification of their skills for better employment opportunities and their accreditation (since the personnel visit homes during hours when most women and children are alone) are also considered important issues.
Keeping in view the need of skilled manpower, the government embarked on Skill India Mission and a number of schemes have been initiated. IASC-SSC was created with the objective to carry out skill-gap analysis, development of qualification packs and national occupational standards and affiliation of training partners and assessment agencies, certification of trained manpower and help their placement.
IASC-SSC is an industry-led non-profit company under the preview of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. The council is also certifying the existing available human resources having domain knowledge under recognition of prior learning (RPL) scheme to bring them into mainstream.
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