Under the national scheme on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) of Construction workers, a panel of training providers and 9 Assessing Bodies has been formed. It is presently operational in the States of Delhi, Haryana, Telangana, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Himachal Pradesh. The number of candidates Pre-Assessed till date is 26,236 and the number of candidates who have passed Pre-Assessment is 19,392.
As per the information collected from the States, around Rs. 24,014.51 crore total cess funds had been collected till 30.09.2015.
The RPL scheme was designed to recognize the skill of workers acquired through non-formal learning and experiences by giving training and certification. The training is beneficial by way of uplifting the status and productivity of construction workers by giving them skill gap training at the construction sites. Successful workers after assessment get certificates issued by NCVT which may open their career path further.
As per the RPL scheme, a wage allowance of Rs. 35 per hour per person is paid to compensate for the loss of wages during training and assessment to workers. This amount is paid from cess fund collected under Building of Construction Workers’ Act.