IRSDC to felicitate skilled workers under National Skill Development Certification Program

Bangalore, 3rd October 2019: In our effort to improve passenger amenities at Majestic Railway Station, Bangalore, our Facility Management Partner, ‘Knight Frank’ undertook a training program to skill the manpower. As we lay strong focus on the efficacy of our staff personnel, Knight Frank has successfully provided training to 122 workers stationed at the Bangalore Railway Station. Today, in presence of key officials, these 122 skilled workers will be felicitated as a part of National Skill Development Certification Program.

These trained staff are deployed in various departments at the railway station, like, housekeeping, landscaping maintenance, garbage collection, segregation and disposal, help desk, pest control, parking, facilities for disabled, retiring rooms, etc. These beneficiaries acquired training as a part of ‘Skill Development Training’ under the Prime Minister’s KaushalyaVikasYojna (PMKVY), Skill India Program, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India. The Training Module encapsulatedtheoretical,practical and soft skills that would be helpful for the workers to deliver their responsibilitiesefficiently. Special Trainers were deputed to train the staff members. The core objective of training these employees was to develop a pool of trained staff thatis in know-how about the use of modern technology in cleaning and facility management. As a part of Felicitation Program, these 122 workers will be awarded a Certificateand also a one- time pay out of Rs 500/- to their Aadhar linked bank accounts. Each member will also be provided 3-year accidental cover under the Prime Minister Insurance Scheme. Such Training Programs are conducted on timely basis.

Sh. S.K. Lohia, MD & CEO, IRSDC said: “I congratulate Knight Frank for this wonderful initiative. I am happy to share that the training module is quite exhaustive and the team of 122 personnel is well equipped with the relevant knowledge and can now deliver their responsibilities more effectively. We at IRSDC are committed towards upgrading passenger amenities and to enrich their experience.”

Ram Devagiri, Executive Director & Head of Facilities Management Services, Knight Frank India said, “Everything today is a matter of experience, including railway travel. It is our endeavour to enhance this experience when travelers are at the railway stations. However, service comes from its employees, so training the employees at KSR Bengaluru Railway Station is the key to providing the experience. The new imparted skill set will help these employees improve their service delivery, productivity and excel in their respective careers. Alongside this, we are pleased that we are able to add to the mission of the government."

Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation (IRSDC)is a Joint Venture company of Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA), a statutory authority under the Ministry of Railways and Ircon International Limited (IRCON) (A Govt. of India Undertaking, under Ministry of Railways) formed on 12th April, 2012. IRSDC is determined to actualise its vision of being a leading organization in the field of development, redevelopment, operation and maintenance of railway stations with passenger amenities of international standards. For more details, please visit: ,

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