Baddi : Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council (LSSSDC) has organized “Himachal Pradesh Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Summit” on 11th April 2017 at Baddi with the help of Dept. of Industries, FDCA,-HP, FOPE, HDMA, BBNIA. The event is focussed on “Skill Upgradation and Certification of Existing Workforce in Manufacturing Units by LSSSDC” which has been mandated by CDSCO and State FDCA by a notice dated 26 Aug 2016. According to the mandate Pharma manufacturing Unit will not be able to employ a non-certified workforce after 31 Dec 2017.
The Skill certification will be part of Skill India mission of Govt. of India. During the summit, the Existing workforce certification program has been endorsed by Govt. officials like Mr. Navneet Marwah, State Drug Controller, Dr. B K Samantray, DDC(I)-CDSCO, Mr. Rajesh Sharma, MD, HPKVN and Industry leaders like Dr. Dinesh Dua, Vice Chairman of the Board at Pharmexcil, CEO & Board of Director-Nectar Lifesciences Ltd., Mr. Sanjay Khurana, Past Chairman- CII HP Council, Mr. Rajesh Gupta, VP- FOPE, Chief Advisor- HDMA & MD- Dallas Formulations Pvt. Ltd., Mr. M B Goyal, President-HDMA, Mr. Rajendra Guleria, Ex-President-BBNIA, Chairman –CII Regional Committee (Skill & Education) and Mr. B J Lamba, Head-HR, Morepen Laboratories.
In the event, 115 pharma manufacturing units had participated and Mr. Ranjit Madan, CEO- LSSSDC and Mr. Anshul Saxena, Director-LSSSDC has explained the Skill certification Process and clarified the doubts of Industry. LSSSDC reiterated its commitment to work with Industry to support them in the Skill initiative and requested Industry to participate. For Small Scale Units with annual turnover below 150 Crore, LSSSDC will be utilizing the funding from PMKVY and will be conducting assessment FREE of COST.
Mr. Sachin Sachdeva- Manager- LSSSDC also shared about the Skilling Ecosystem for providing the fresh Skilled workforce to Industry, where organizations like BTTI, Smart Brains, Rayat Bahra University, MMU, Chitakara University, CSIR-IMTECH will be working as Vocational Training Centres.