Tata veteran, S. Ramadorai has quit his post as chairman of the government’s skill development agencies namely the NSDA and NSDC, sparking speculation that he might be headed back to the Tata Company. S. Ramadorai (aged 71) quit sometime last month and his resignation has been accepted by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Rohit Nandan, vice-chairman of the governing body and secretary, minister of skill development and entrepreneurship, has been appointed interim head of the National Skill Development Agency till a full-time chairman is appointed. The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) Board is likely to meet on 03/11/2016 to discuss the future road map, post his resignation.
The former Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) chief was appointed chairman of the skill development agencies in May 2013 with a cabinet rank. He is also the chairman of Tata Institute of Social Sciences and AirAsia India. His resignation triggered talk that he might be headed back to the Tata Group where a search committee is looking for a full-time chairman after the board of Tata Sons sacked its first non-family chairman, Cyrus Mistry, last month.
Union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy had expressed displeasure at the way NSDC was run in the past and lashed out at its failure to meet the industry’s needs for trained manpower. The National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) is an autonomous body under the skill development ministry, which coordinates and harmonizes the skill development efforts of the government and the private sector to achieve the skilling targets.
India is a country with an abundance of talented youth population. They hold the key to India’s economic growth and future industry development. The government of India must keep this fact in mind and ensure that skill development organizations like NSDA and NSDC function smoothly and meet their skill development targets. Read more Startup News