Skill Development Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said his Ministry would also propose the "Right to Skill" on the lines of a similar provision in Chhattisgarh under which the state government was obliged to train people in skills they wanted.

Admitting to a shortage of skill trainers, Rudy urged over 50,000 non-commissioned officials retired from the Army after putting in 20 years of service and his Ministry was working to use their experience and skill.

"We are trying to partner with the Ministry of Defence," he added in reply to questions and added that the government wanted to tap these personnel to see if they can come back as trainers or entrepreneurs.

Rudy, who is the first Minister in charge of the new Ministry created by the Narendra Modi government, said it would take some time before his department completed assessing various skills available across the country and their need in various states.

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