New Delhi, April 9: Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of State (I/C) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship today launched the Human Resource and Skill Requirement reports, across 24 sectors in India, which will serve as the baseline for all skill development initiatives being planned across the country.
According to the findings of the research reports, the incremental human resource requirement across these 24 sectors is nearly 109.73 million whereby the top 10 sectors including automobile, retail, handloom, leather, etc account for about 80% of requirements.
The reports were commissioned by tiol Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and authored by a leading intertiol consulting firm KPMG. The objective of these skill gap reports is to understand the existing sectorial and geographical spread of skill requirements. The figures have been estimated on the basis of extensive stakeholder engagement including small, medium and large enterprises in every sector as well as Sector Skill Councils (SSCs), training providers in the skills space and academic. The skill gap studies provide a granular data on the skill gaps for two time periods- 2013-17 and 2017-22.
Commenting on the launch of the skill gap reports, Rudy said, “As the old adage goes, what we cannot measure we cannot correct. The idea behind the Skill Gap Studies is to understand the sectors in which we are likely to face the biggest gaps. It is imperative for us to plan the skilling of future workforce of India on the basis of these reports. Ultimately what we all are striving to achieve is to make India the Skill Capital of the world, as envisioned by our Honourable Prime Minister rendra Modi,” he said. This was stated in a press release.