Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajiv Pratap Rudy promised one crore skilled labour in 2017-18 at the launch of BW People. BW People is the latest community magazine of BW Businessworld which provides insights in the HR ecosystem
At the launch of BW People during the recently held BW Businessworld HR Conclave 2017 in Delhi, Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajiv Pratap Rudy promised one crore skilled labour in 2017-18. Speaking at the event, Rudy pointed out how his ministry cannot create employment but employability. “My ministry is not entrusted with creating employment, something which journalists and common people get confused about. We are here to create skilled labour to improve employability”.
The minister also acknowledged how the existing processes of skill mapping had flaws and that improvement was needed to correctly map the skilled labour workforce in India. “The existing processes only map crucial sectors of the economy and not unorganised job sectors such as those of drivers, gardeners, sound managers etc. We need to take them into account to actually come to a number as to how many people are skilled in India”, added Rudy.
While the minister stressed on the importance of skilling people and how his ministry is creating processes to ensure the same, he put emphasis on how the perception of job creation has to be changed in the country. Rudy said, “Today, 2.3 million skilled workforce comes out of ITIs in India and people don’t really see them as skilled and give them any respect. My ministry will ensure that ten years from now, students crave and aspire to be a part of ITIs in India. We are planning to create a National Board for students who pass ITIs so that they can also give exams at par with students from ICSE and CBSE board.”
On 15th June 2017, BW Businessworld launched its community magazine, BW People. BW People provides insightful trends from the ecosystem of human resource (HR) community and celebrates thought leaders and community builders from the domain. The inaugural edition of the magazine features interviews of popular chief executive officers and global HR heads. An exclusive interview with Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajiv Pratap Rudy and popular Indian corporate, Adi Godrej also features in the magazine.