S Ramadorai appointed Advisor to PM in National Skill Development Council
Written by Vijay   
Thursday, 03 February 2011
Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) vice chairman, S Ramadorai  has been appointed Advisor to the Prime Minister in the National Skill Development Council in the rank of cabinet minister.

The council, which is headed by the Prime Minister, seeks to develop a strategy for skill development at the national level along with variations at the state level and formulate strategies to address the skill deficit.

"I am both delighted and humbled by the opportunity to be the Advisor to the Prime Minister in the National Skill Development Council. To reap the benefits of our demographic dividend, skill development for employability is a critical development task for the nation. Strengthening the links between education-employable skills-jobs is imperative both from the perspective of a young working population as well as a competitive advantage for the country," said Ramadorai.

"Like professional education, skills too must be made bankable. Technology must form an important part of the skill strategy not just to enhance quality of training but also to address challenges of scale, reach and cost of training. The country has a number of large-scale initiatives underway that will provide the impetus for the next level of growth. It will be my endeavour to facilitate a unified nationwide effort towards this critical skill development initiative,"he said.

"We are delighted that Mr Ramadorai with his vast experience has been given this critical role of helping build skills and competency of India's growing workforce. He has always been very focused and committed about talent development and has been at the forefront of building the talent ecosystem for the IT industry," said N Chandrasekaran, chief executive officer and managing director, TCS.

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