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Determining skills/competency standards and qualifications and development of National Occupational Standards (NOS).Preparation and maintenance of skill inventory to facilitate individual choices. Development of sector specific skill development plans. Standardisation of affiliation and

accreditation process. Affiliation, accreditation, assessment and certification of Vocational Institutes/Programmes. Plan and execute Training of Trainers (ToT). Promotion of academics of excellence. Establishment of a well-structured, sector specific, Labour Market Information System (LMIS) to assist planning and delivery of training. Adoption of global best practices.



Develop a skills repository for the Apparel, Made-ups and Home Furnishings value chain. To build an organization that can develop Standards, evaluation criterion and accreditation systems for providing multiple and varied technical skills in the textile sector including employability skills, to

both men and women, as well as challenged persons with regular and direct inputs from industry. Create opportunities for “Training of Trainers” in both the content and pedagogy for imparting skill training for all workers engaged in the three chosen segments of the textile sector.



The Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) is the first sector skill council of India, promoted by the Automobile industry through Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and Federation of Automobile Dealers Association

(FADA) and Government of India represented by Department of Heavy Industry and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).


4.Beauty & Wellness

Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council The wellness industry in India is poised to touch Rs. 1,00,000 crore (Rs 1 trillion) by 2015, with a compounded annual growth rate of 15-17%, from about Rs 70,000 crore in 2012 , with a likely shortage of ~600,000 skilled personnel by 2016. FICCI-PwC report had

forecast that the number of people employed in the Wellness space could potentially almost treble from over 1 million lakh in 2011 to 3 million by 2015 The major challenges faced by the Indian Wellness domain on the skill development front are in terms of the inadequate availability of training infrastructure, standardized training curriculum (especially at the entry level), the absence of quality trainers in sufficient numbers, easier financial access to outcome-linked skills training initiatives, as also a general misplaced notion about the benefits of vocational training. Matters have not been helped by the fact that the Wellness domain in India is still largely unorganized and fragmented, with a very limited number of companies in the organized space having a pan-India presence.The talent deficit poses extreme threat to the growth and expansion of the whole beauty and wellness industry. The sector needs to come together on one platform at the national level so that a cohesive thread between those who need a livelihood, those who will prepare them for it and those who will employ them are in sync. There are enough success stories in the country to share and enough space to expand.



Construction Skill Development Council of India is promoted by Construction Federation of India (CFI), Builders’ Association of India (BAI), National Highways Builders Federation (NHBF) and Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI). Mr. Ajit Gulabchand is

the Chairman of the Governing Council of CSDCI having 16 Directors from construction sector. Mr. Ashwani Kumar Joshi is the CEO of CSDCI.



Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI) is a Not‐for‐Profit Organization, registered under the Indian Companies Act, 1956.The Council has been promoted by six Associations i.e. CEAMA, ELCINA, IESA (formerly ISA) , IPCA, MAIT & ELCOMA, with financial support by National Skill Development Corporation




7.Gem & Jewellery

Formed in 2012 under the aegis of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), the Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI) is the nodal entity for skill development of the Indian gem & jewellery industry. It covers all the areas

and functions of the industry such as diamond processing, coloured gemstone processing, jewellery manufacturing, wholesale and retail.



In spite of notable progress and many positive developments, deficiencies in human resources both in terms of skills and numbers continue to pose a challenge for healthcare sector, affecting “Universal Health Coverage for All”. According to the most recent figures reported in the World

Health Statistics 2011,the density of doctors in India is 6 for a population of 10,000, while that of nurses and midwives is 13 per 10,000 population. India has a doctor-to-population ratio of 0.5:1000 in comparison to 0.3 in Thailand, 0.4 in Sri Lanka, 1.6 in China, 5.4 in the UK, and 5.5 in the United States of America. As per CII-Mckinsey Report, the density of practicing healthcare workforce gets further skewed as almost 25% of the allopathic doctors and 40% nurses do not practice in the formal health system.



CII along with National Skill Development Corporation, would set up a Logistics Sector Skill council to address these issues through a structured skill development program with the following objectives.

1. Increase the Awareness
2. Create an Investing Environment
3. Formulate a Skill development Solution
4. To be the authoritative voice on Skill Development
Through this initiative, over 40 lakh logistics workers are to be trained and certified by the SSC in the next ten years.


10.Life Sciences

LSSSDC, established by and for the Life Sciences Sector in India, will serve to address skill gaps across functional areas and levels in the Sector, by helping to generate a sustained stream of high quality skilled individuals, approx. 3.4 million in number— over 10 years. This will help in ensuring

growth and competitiveness of the Sector, whilst giving these individuals access to gainful employment in this space.


11.Media & Entertainment

Media & Entertainment Skills Council (MESC) has been setup under the National Skills Development Mission, Government of India under the aegis of National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) and promoted by FICCI. The Media & Entertainment Industry is projected to grow to INR 1457 billion

by 2016. Therefore it becomes imperative to have skilled workforce catering to the growing needs of the industry across various subsectors in terms of quality and quantity. MESC would ensure generation of adequately skilled workforce which is industry ready and employable.



RASCI is a not-for-profit, independent public limited organisation established under Section 25 of the Companies Act. We have been funded by the Government of India along with Equity participation from Retailer’s Association of India, Reliance Retail Ltd., Future Retail India Ltd., Shoppers Stop Ltd.,

Globus Stores (P) Ltd., Trent Ltd., Infiniti Retail Ltd. and Connaught Plaza Restaurant (P) Ltd. to function as the Apex Skill Development Council for the Retail Industry. We represent the retail industry in India. RASCI is a collaborative and comprehensive source of retail expertise and independent advice for industry, training organizations, educational institutions, certifying bodies, employees, students or jobseekers about skills development in the retail industry.



The Private Security Sector (PSS), which is the second largest employer of manpower after the Agriculture Sector, lies in the unorganised sector of our economy and is perhaps not optimally motivated, trained or equipped to successfully take on the challenges that confront it. This sector

employing approximately seven million people and growing at an annual rate of 25 per cent comprises youth lacking in education and hailing from the weaker sections of our society. Honing their skills therefore, falls within the ambit of our Prime Ministers vision of up skilling the youth of our country in preparing them to take their rightful place in India’s growing economy.


14.Tourism & Hospitality

Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council (THSC) is a Not – for – Profit Organization, registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council (THSC) is promoted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) with inclusive representation of the Government,

Industry, Industry Associations and Training Institutes across India, with financial support by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council (THSC) which is formed by the Industry and for the Industry to tackle the skilling of large manpower to fulfill the industry requirement plays a crucial role in bridging this ever-growing gap. THSC is mandated to create a robust and sustainable eco-system for skill development in the industry. THSC caters to all the sub sectors of the Industry, namely, Hotels, Tour Operators, Food Service Restaurants, Facilities Management and Cruise Liners.



The Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) is a Non-Profit Organization, registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. We are an industry led apex body, jointly set up by The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), Indian Cellular Association (ICA) & Telecom Centres of Excellence (TCOE)

to ensure adequate availability of skilled manpower to boost growth and productivity in the Telecom Sector. Set up under the aegis of the National Skill Development Corporation, TSSC has members from the various Telecom industries, Academia, Industry associations (such as COAI, ICA, AUSPI & TAIPA) and representation from the Government (DeitY) as well.