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March 21, 2018

Sector Skill Councils soon to create an offshoot manpower sourcing company, ESSCI to be the first mover

New Delhi : The industry-backed sector skill councils will soon create an offshoot manpower sourcing company each and aggregate demand across job roles and sectors to help provide jobs to skilled personnel from the councils.

The move, expected to immediately result in a spurt in jobs, comes after a persistent push from the government to the councils to absorb their own trained people.

The Electronics Sector Skills Council of India will be the first council to have such a manpower sourcing company within itself to provide placements to its skilled manpower, according to people aware of the matter. The process will then be replicated across other sectors over the next six months, they said.

So far, 38 sector skill councils have been set up, involving nearly 450 corporate representatives in their governing councils. These sector skill councils function under the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) of the skill development and entrepreneurship ministry and are spread across sectors such as retail, electronics, automobiles, healthcare, banking, and gems and jewellery.

“The industry is facing an acute problem of mismatch between demand and availability of job roles resulting in no jobs. We are working on short and long-term plans that will help industry provide jobs to the millions of people that it skills through its sector skill councils,” said one of the persons, who did not wish to be named.

According to another person, who is involved in creation of an offshoot company, in the short-term the sector council will reach out to its companies, both big and small, and assess their demand across job roles. Following this, demand aggregation across all job roles and sectors will be done and training will be provided in accordance with such demand so that jobs are immediately available after the completion of training.

“Besides, we will create an offshoot company under each sector council to provide manpower to the respective sectors,” the person said, adding that the council will only work as a consultant while the independent board of the company will be responsible for creating the structure of the company in a manner that it leads to placements of skilled personnel.

Note: News shared for public awareness with reference from the information provided at online news portals.

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