You are on page 1of 13

Shortage of Skilled Workers

India has the 2nd largest

population of Labour in the World Yet in terms of Skilled Labour, India has a drastic shortage

The Problem
Even though there are 17 Government

Ministries that offer skill development initiatives through school education, institutes of higher learning and specialized vocational training institutes, India lacks sufficient skilled workers as its existing vocational training system does not target the casual or informal workforce, which constitutes over 90% of

Indian Ministry of Labour and Employment, has a

mandate to train over 100 million people of the governments target to skill 500 million people by 2022 The Ministry of Labour and Employment provides vocational training through over 8,000 government-aided Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs, government run) and Industrial Training Centres (ITCs, self-financed) Put together, all ITIs across India have the capacity to train only a million people annually, whereas close to 13 million people are being added to the workforce each year Also, the central government brought into force a law for nine years of compulsory education(Class VIII). By linking education levels as basic requirements for vocational training, the Indian government has neglected a large proportion of

Projected Employment in Sectors with a Significant Casual Workforce(000)

Indias Population (15+) in 000 by Education

Construction Jobs
To take up the training programme for carpentry

skills, one needs to have formal school education until standard VIII, with Science as one of the subjects. Likewise, for plumbing and masonry courses, one has to have minimum class VIII education. However, this requirement is not suited for casual workers who are likely to be either less educated or school drop-outs. Data on the education profile of carpenters, plumbers and masons is not available but, given the distribution of population in India by education as per previous figure, a clear inference is that the current vocational training system targets less than 50 per cent of the entire working population in India.

The Government scheme has a target to train a

million people over five years in 1200 courses. Given that there are only 40 courses on construction, the scheme can cater for only 6,000 people a year for construction jobs.

Our Proposed Solution

To set up a skills training centre at PEC The skills would comprise of carpentry and

welding PHASE 1: Skill Training PHASE 2: Employment

Training would be in 2 skills WELDING and

CARPENTRY Training centre would be in the PEC workshops Training would be for 2 hrs per day in 2 batches for a total period of 1 month Each batch will consist of 10 trainees Selection process: Any interested male candidate older than 18 years No prior education required

Over time payment to the Workshop Personnel.

Trainees preferably from 1 locality, so that

transportation can be provided.

Providing them with employment opportunities.

This can be done in 2 ways :

1) Collaborate with the contractors of PEC for

maintenance and construction. 2) Collaborate with private owners/construction firms. Further expansion into other skill development(Wall Painting, Masonry, Basic Electrical Wiring) if initial plan succeeds.

Cost Analysis
Payments to workshop personnel for overtime

Rs 10000 x 2 = Rs 20000 Transportation Cost Rs.10000 approx Refreshments (tea, samosas etc.) Rs. 250 per day. Rs.5000 approx for 20 training days. Over Head Reserve Rs. 10000 Total Cost Rs.50,000

By Amtoj Singh Sandhu(13103063) Anmol Singla(13102055) Isha Adhikari(13102014) Jayant Doda(13102037) Navdeep Singh Lathar(13107009) Pulkit Sharma(13102008) Shubham Semwal(13108027)