Mr.Ramadorai of TCS appointed as advisor to PM (for NSDC)

S. Ramadorai,Vice-Chairman Tata Consultancy Services, has been appointed advisor to the Prime Minister in the  Prime Minister’s National Skill Development Council in the rank of Cabinet Minister.

The Council, which is headed by the Prime Minister, seeks to develop a strategy for skill development at the national level along with variations at the state level and formulate strategies to address the skill deficit, said a press release.

“We are delighted that Ramadorai with his vast experience has been given this critical role of helping build skills and competency of India's growing workforce. He has always been very focused and committed about talent development and has been at the forefront of building the talent eco-system for the IT industry,” said N Chandrasekaran, CEO & MD, TCS. He added, “Ram's energy, passion and dedication will add great value to this national endeavor that holds the key to raising the growth rate of the country and meeting the aspirations of its citizens.”

S. Ramadorai said, “I am both delighted and humbled by the opportunity to be the Advisor to the Prime Minister in the National Skill Development Council. To reap the benefits of our demographic dividend, skill development for employability is a critical development task for the nation. Strengthening the links between Education- employable skills- jobs is imperative both from the perspective of a young working population as well as a competitive advantage for the country.” 

He added that like professional education, skills too must be made bankable. Technology must form an important part of the skill strategy not just to enhance quality of training but also to address challenges of scale, reach and cost of training. The country has a number of large scale initiatives underway that will provide the impetus for the next level of growth. It will be my endeavor to facilitate a unified nation-wide effort towards this critical Skill Development initiative.
Nandan was given a role to play in Government and now Ramadorai. Hope the the IT heads skill sets matches our politicians' expectation.

If one remember the last budget (in February 2010), it has approved 3 projects, worth about Rs.45 crores to create 10 lakh skilled manpower at the the rate of 1 lakh per annum, to the National Skill Development Corporation.

An extensive skill development programme in the textile and garment sector to be launched by leveraging the strength of existing institutions and instruments of theTextile Ministry to train 30 lakh persons over 5 years.
I see this as an action to show that they are going by the budget allocation, so that they can show this appointment and allocate further in the coming budget.
Let us see what is in store for allocating amount to the National Skill Development Corpn, in this budget.



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