The government’s big skilling drive: RPL aims to raise incomes for millions swiftly in a new world

Around 6 million informal-sector workers are already enrolled under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme. It promises to upskill large swathes of the population swiftly, sometimes in just two to three days. Some 100 companies, including L&T, Patanjali, and Berger Paints, have provided RPL certification to employees. The government claims the programme is making a difference.