Chairman & CEO of Team Lease Services Manish Sabharwal to deliver keynote address
Industry leaders to devise skill gap strategy at the Partnership Summit
Session titled ‘Make in India: Skilling Rajasthan’ will chalk out roadmap for Rajasthan to bridge skill shortage in India
Jaipur, Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit (RRPS) 2015, to be held in November this year, will host a series of knowledge-sharing sessions on the various thrust sectors of Rajasthan including Skills, Auto & ESDM, Mining, Healthcare, among others.
Skilling assumes great significance for India as more than 700 million Indians are estimated to be of working age by 2022. Out of these, more than 500 million require some kind of vocational or skill development training. With a host of state-specific skill initiatives, Government of Rajasthan (GOR) will contribute significantly to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Skill India programme that aims to train over 40 crore people in India in different skills by 2022.
To discuss the importance of skilling against the backdrop of India’s manufacturing push, Day 1 (19 November) of the RRPS will have a session titled – ‘Make in India: Skilling Rajasthan’. The Union Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, will be the chief guest for the session and the Minister of State for Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship, Shri Surender Pal Singh will be the Guest of Honour. While the keynote speech will be made by Shri Manish Sabharwal, Chairman and CEO of TeamLease Services, the welcome address will be delivered by Secretary, Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship, Government of Rajasthan, Shri Rajat Kumar Mishra.
Speaking about the compelling factors that would draw investors to the state, Mr. Sabharwal, a member of the Chief Minister’s Advisory Council, said, “Rajasthan is on a trajectory for the future which is very different from its past. The State has immense potential given that 40 per cent of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor passes through it. It has tourism prowess along with abundant skilled labour. And charting the course of reforms is Rajasthan’s forward looking government that has progressive infrastructure. So if you think about triangulating human capital, infrastructure, regulatory mindset, you would come up with Rajasthan as probably the most promising state to invest in.”
It may be noted that Rajasthan was one of the first states in the country to set up a skills mission: ‘Rajasthan Mission on Livelihoods’ (RMoL) in 2004 under the chairpersonship of the Chief Minister, Smt. Vasundhara Raje. Currently Rajasthan has 1633 government and private ITIs with a total capacity to train 2.25 lakh youth a year. Under the aegis of RMoL, the Government has provided skill training to 193,000 youth since January 1, 2014 and 190,000 youths are undergoing training under various ITIs and Skill Development Centers today.
Commenting on the state government’s efforts, Mr. Vijay Thadani, Vice Chairman And Managing Director, NIIT Ltd, said: “Rajasthan represents a fine balance of modern industrial development, knowledge, skills and a responsive government. These advantages have enabled the state to sustain the growth and interest of enterprising industries.” Mr. Thadani will also be a speaker at the session.