About 460 million people need up-skilling across 24 sectors, says new report

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on April 09, 2015

Rajiv Pratap Rudy

Top 10 sectors account for 80% of incremental HR requirements, says report

Close to 460 million people will need to be up-skilled or re-skilled across 24 sectors, say the sector-specific reports prepared to map skill and human resource requirements up to the year 2022.

The incremental human resource requirement across 24 sectors, such as automobiles, food processing, education, media & entertainment, healthcare, agriculture, etc is nearly 109.73 million, said the report, launched by Minister of State (Independent) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, here on Thursday.

The report, commissioned by National Skill Development Corporation and authored by consulting firm KPMG, says the top 10 sectors that account for about 80 per cent of incremental human resource requirements include building & construction, retail, beauty & wellness, transportation & logistics, furniture & furnishings among others.

These reports will serve as the baseline for all skill development initiatives being planned across the country, Rudy said, adding that the idea behind it was to understand which sectors are likely to face the biggest gaps.

He said these reports will be used for the implementation of the recently announced Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana for State Skill Missions, and for various other skill initiatives being planned.

Amending rules

Rudy also said that recruitment rules of the government and PSUs of the Central government shall be amended to define eligibility criteria for all positions in terms of National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) levels.

“The State governments and their PSUs shall also be encouraged to amend their recruitment rules on above lines,” he added.

After December 27, 2018, it shall be mandatory for all training/educational programmes/courses to be NSQF compliant, the Minister added.

Published on April 09, 2015
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