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  • The Summit highlighted the need for urgent policies and reforms to create 50 million high-quality jobs in next 10 years
  • The Summit also released a white paper by Dr. Romesh Wadhwani that proposes six key high-quality job growth strategies that link GDP growth with job growth
  • Shri Manohar Parrikar, Hon’ble Minister of Defence stressed the need to enhance the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ in India
‘Job Creation Summit’Shri Manohar Parrikar, Hon’ble Minister of DefenceDr. Romesh Wadhwani, Founder & Chairman, Wadhwani Foundation.Dr. Romesh Wadhwani, Founder & Chairman, Wadhwani Foundationappoint a National Jobs Advisor to the Prime Minister in the PMO. The Advisor would align job growth planning with economic planning; ensure integration of the multiple but siloed job-related policies across central ministries, as well as with the States; enable sharing of best practices between States, and provide a liaison between GOI and the private sector. Most importantly, the Advisor would monitor actual outcomes for quick mid-course policy corrections as needed.Shri Manohar Parrikar, Hon’ble Minister of DefenceDr. Romesh WadhwaniMuch needs to be done to improve the ease of doing business in India, especially for SMEs. It takes too long to start a business, operate a business or close a business, due to multiple formalities involved. Archaic size restrictions continue to pigeon-hole enterprises into unviable, ineffective and inflexible categories. A well-crafted Startup Policy, free from errors of the past, should be able to effectively unlock the situation.About Wadhwani Foundation:Wadhwani Foundation’s primary mission is accelerating economic development in emerging economies through large-scale job creation. Five Initiatives driving innovation, entrepreneurship and skill development cater to this mission. The Foundation is present in India, Indonesia, Pakistan and Malaysia, and has plans to expand to other countries in Southeast Asia, Africa and South America.National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN)inspires, educates and supports student entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs for creating high-value jobs.Skills Development Network (SDN)provides vocational training support to educational and training institutes, and employers for entry-level mid-skill jobs through a video-based online platform.Opportunity Network for Disabled (OND)mainstreams the educated disabled into sustainable high-quality corporate jobs through a business value proposition.Research and Innovation Network (RIN)aims to create a world-class innovation ecosystem in India with the goal of propelling India towards the top ten innovative nations in the world.Policy Research Centreprovides data-driven research inputs for informed policy action towards accelerating economic growth. The initiative has also established a chair in U.S-India policy at the Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington, D.C.Photo Caption: