NSDC plan­ning to come up with vo­ca­tional train­ing ini­tia­tives to bridge the skill gap in the lo­gis­tics sec­tor?

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The In­dian lo­gis­tics sec­tor is es­ti­mated to have grown at a healthy 15% in the last five years. In­dia’s lo­gis­tics spend in the GDP is 13% (ver­sus 7-8% in de­vel­oped coun­tries) and the an­nual lo­gis­tics cost is val­ued at 6,750 bil­lion (US$ 135 bil­lion). A com­par­i­son with other coun­tries shows in­ef­fi­cien­cies are high in the In­dian lo­gis­tics sec­tor. Th­ese are due to a lack of proper in­fra­struc­ture as well as that of skilled man­power in the coun­try. Re­al­is­ing the im­por­tance of the lo­gis­tics sec­tor, which is grow­ing at a fast pace, NSDC com­mis­sioned a re­port to as­sess the hu­man re­source re­quire­ment in the sec­tor over the next 10 years. The re­port sug­gests that the lo­gis­tics sec­tor, which also in­cludes trans­porta­tion, ware­hous­ing and pack­ag­ing, will re­quire 28.4 mil­lion skilled peo­ple by 2022.

To bridge the skill gaps in the sec­tor, NSDC has tied up with var­i­ous train­ing providers who are work­ing at the grass root level for this. Han­dling Equip­ment, Ware­house Oper­a­tions, Cranes/ Heavy Equip­ment, Con­tainer Stuff­ing/De-Stuff­ing, Port Oper­a­tions/CFS, Pack­ag­ing, Truck­ing Oper­a­tions and Ex­press De­liv­ery Ser­vices (Couri­ers). LSSC is ex­pected to de­velop a na­tional level curriculum for th­ese trades, cre­ate a labour mar­ket in­for­ma­tion sys­tem (LMIS) and and fa­cil­i­tate the es­tab­lish­ment of skill cen­tres to meet in­dus­try de­mand. Till date, 34 job roles have been stan­dard­ised through in­dus­try de­fined Na­tional Oc­cu­pa­tional Stan­dards and more are un­der way.

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