EMERGING Future Trends
India, the world's fastest growing economy, needs skilled labour to transform it into a developed economy. Every year youth in huge numbers enters the labour force but there is a gap that needs to be filled to provide job specific skills. So there is a need for the government to focus on a core aspect of creating employment opportunities along with developing a skilled work force.
This was highlighted by Mr. Bandaru Dattatreya, Union Labour and Employment Minister, during the ASSOCHAM summit on '2ndAuto Forum & Awards 2017', held on July 6, 2017.
The government plans to create 65million jobs by 2026and urged the industry to focus more on social security of employees to increase productivity.
Mr. Girish Shankar, Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises said, "there is a huge gap, which the auto industry must address to ensure 'Make in India' is really creating and developing in India. The OriginalEquipmentManufacturer (OEM) need to make substantial investments in engineering R&D for designing and developing in India, sothat India truly graduates to an auto engineering hub rather than continue to be a place to manufacture to prints only."
"We request the auto majors to consider this seriously and fast enough. Also, suggest to us as to how to support this through an appropriate policy framework. We are already working towards this direction", said Mr. Shankar. Department of heavy industries, being the administrative ministry for the automotive industry, has onus of leading and steering the policy alignment for the industry to meet the expectations towards Green Mobility in India, he added.
"We have finalised the net Automotive Mission Plan (AMP) 2016-2026. AMP 2026 is, as was the case for the previous one, a combined effort of the government of India and the industry to chart a growth path that wejointly seek to achieve." It also seeks to define the trajectory
The government plans to create 65 million jobs by 2026 and urged the industry to focus more on social security of employees to increase productivity.
Mr. Bandaru Dattatreya, Minister of State (lIC) for Labour & Employment in conversation with R,5, Kalsi, Chairman, ASSOCHAM National Council on Auto and Auto Ancillaries, Also seen Mr. Girish Shankar, Secretary (Heavy Industries), Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprisend Mr. Sandeep Jajodia, President, ASSOCHAM.