Individuals with prior learning experience or skills will also be assessed and certified under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). RPL aims to align the competencies of the unregulated workforce of the country to the NSQF. Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs), such as Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) or any other agencies designated by MSDE/NSDC, shall be incentivized to implement RPL projects in any of the three Project Types (RPL Camps, RPL at Employers Premises and RPL centres). In short, RPL is a process of assessment of an individual’s prior learning to give due importance to learning as an outcome rather than learning as process. Under PMKVY, special focus is given to RPL by recognizing prior competencies of the assessed candidates and provides a certificate and monetary reward on successful completion of assessments.
Under this scheme, Textile Sector Skill Council (TSC) a Project Implementing Agency (PIA) of Textiles sector has been approved to train 8200 Nos. of candidates to Chanu Creations of Thangmeiband, Imphal West, lone training partner of TSC from Manipur to provides the training of RPL in Manipur & Tripura. Chanu Creations has been providing skill training to Imphal West, Imphal East, Bishunupur, Thoubal and Kakching of Manipur and Nayagram, Lalsingmura, Rashwaripur, Baidyardighi and Sadarm Hati of Tripura under this scheme. The total number of candidates to be trained in Manipur is 7100 Nos. and 1100 Nos. in Tripura as per RPL Project Manager Mr. W. Joyshankar Luwang.
Some of the key persons of the team are Smt. Chirom Indira (CEO), W. Joyshankar Luwang (RPL Project Manager), Ph. Kangjamba Meitei (RPL Co-ordinator) & Y. Boby Singh (Head of RPL ToT) of Chanu Creations can be named. Under her leadership the team has always looked ahead and moving towards newer challenges. Their natural instincts and foresight have always led her team to the next frontier. They have always maintained a very positive and friendly attitude towards all the section of peoples. The team of Chanu Creations work round the clock to bring about a change of socio-economic conditions of the weavers and weaker sections of the region at large. It is truly gratifying that their efforts, especially in development of handloom sector and providing skill training are bringing smiles to thousands of people.
The enthusiasm with which she has been promoting the handloom sector of the Northeast Indian region, Chirom Indira has achieved great recognition and we hope that in future, the Northeast will be able to exploit its potentials and make a name for itself all over the world. Her hard work moving towards the fruitfulness tomorrow’s generation with a new identity. Activities such as social works, development of handloom sector, women empowerment were always close to her heart. Perhaps, She is a role model of the Handloom & Textiles of the North Eastern Region of India.
She was conferred ‘‘National Award 2015’’ in ‘‘Design Development of Handloom Products’’ by O/o DC Handlooms, Ministry of Textiles for her philanthropic work of development Indian Handloom sector. She is also a member of ‘‘All India Handloom Board (AIHB)’’ under O/o DC Handlooms, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India.