The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka is an institution established to perform an important role of work under the Ministry of Policy Planning, Economic Affairs, Child, Youth and Cultural Affairs.It takes responsibilities for work such as assisting to implement the policies pertaining to Human Resources Development and by giving priority in all the activities of Human Resources Development under the powers vested upon the said institute.Its main objective as an higher institution is provide information and direction, to the Minister and The Government, on all aspects of Human Resource Development.

The National Human Resources Development Council (NHRDC) was established in 1997 as per the provisions of The National Human Resources Development Council Act No. 18 of 1997.The Council commenced its operations under the Ministry of Science and Technology and then Ministry of Vocational and Technical Training. The Council Currently functions under the purview of the Ministry of Policy Planning, Economic Affairs, Child, Youth and Cultural Affairs.This institution is also responsible for providing the process of Human Resources Development, policy reviews and improvement of the Human Resources field overall.

Responsibilities and role of the Council, as per Act of the Council are as follows.
Employment, Training, Education, Utilization of Science and Technology, upliftment of living standards, planning social security for under-privileged groups and submitting recommendations to The Minister of plans and programs of Human Resources Development in keeping with the national policy.

Monitoring, investigating and reviewing of relevant policy plans and programs , taking the initiative to implement the projects operating with relative institutions and Carrying out programs in connection with the other subjects stated in the Act with the consent of the Minister in charge of the subject.

NHRDC ACT

NHRDC ACT

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