NEW DELHI: Central Reserve Police Force personnel will be offered courses in entrepreneurship to enable them set up their own enterprises post retirement,GoI Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said Monday.
“CRPF has requested that its jawans who are about to retire be imparted courses in entrepreneurship so that they can set up their own businesses post retirement,” Rudy said in the presence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh here.
Rudy said an MoU in this regard will be signed soon to operationalise the arrangement.
Addressing the National Entrepreneurship Awards ceremony here, Singh called India an innovation-driven country and observed that the country had given birth to several technological and science innovations in the past.
After campaigns like Start-up and Stand-up India, the next campaign would be Scale-up India as there is no other alternative, the Home Minister said.
He said the number of people having formal training in India, which currently stands at a meagre 2.5 per cent, will rise in the coming years due to the government’s efforts.
The first-ever National Entrepreneurship Awards honoured young entrepreneurs for their outstanding efforts in the field of entrepreneurship development.