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Initiative To Certify 10,000 Gem, Jewellery Artisans In Six Months

At the launch of the certification event are from left: IIGJ Jaipur
Secretary Vijay Chordia, JAJ President Nirmal Bardiya, GJSCI
Chairman Premkumar Kothari, IIGJ Jaipur Chairman Pramod
Agarwal and JAJ Secretary Rajesh Dhamani.

The Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI), the Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery (IIGJ), Jaipur and the Jewellery Association of Jaipur (JAJ), signed a tripartite agreement to train and certify 10,000 gem and jewellery artisans based in Jaipur over the next six months.

The training and certification will take place through the GJSCI’s Recognition of Prior Skills (RPL) program under a government initiative, the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana scheme.

Under the agreement, signed by the Jaipur IIGJ Chairman Pramod Agarwal, JAJ President Nirmal Bardiya and GJSCI Chairman Premkumar Kothari, the IIGJ will act as an RPL training facilitator, the JAJ as the mobilisation agency and the GJSCI as the project implementation agency.

“Jaipur is one of the prominent jewellery markets with a large number of artisans who are skilled yet uncertified and this agreement will enable us to educate and certify them — a core mission objective of the GJSCI — and we look forward to making it happen,” said the GJSCI chairman.

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