CII has turned the limelight on skills development across the country to align industry manpower needs with the skilling initiatives underway and improve the employability of the working population including school drop-outs, semi-skilled and un-skilled workers. Due efforts are underway to create a new wave of entrepreneurship in the country that will result in further employment generation. CII has launched its own Skills Development Initiative, which is aligned, to the National Skills Development Agenda to skill 500 million people by 2022. In this endeavour, CII has set up its first skills centre at Chhindwara, MP, to train people in bar bending, grinding, pipe fitting, welding, etc. CII along with HPCL launched the ‘Swavalamban’ project to train 2,200 youth in multiple trades. The programmes have high local relevancy, in-built flexibility and are modular in form. Five sectoral studies have been released on skills requirements in the constructions, auto, retail, healthcare and banking & financial services sectors. CII has also taken skills development initiatives beyond national boundaries. Indian industry provides the facilities for training 100 apprentices from South Africa in construction trades in Hyderabad in 2007 with the support the Umsobomvu Youth Fund, South Africa. CII established a Vocational Training Centre in Kabul, Afghanistan and trained 1,000 Afghans in constructional trades and tailoring. Besides, MOUs have been signed with: Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India, for skills upgradation and pre-departure orientation of potential emigrant workers SENAI, Brazil for technical education / skills development and technology dissemination; HRD Korea to develop an e-learning module for industrial control and welding; The Swiss–Indian Chamber of Commerce (SICC) to enhance cooperation in skills development.
Key Initiatives / Information
Corporate India is thinking out of the box to fulfill the government’s affirmative action agenda of ensuring inclusive growth through sustainable livelihoods for the weaker sections of society. The article which was published in the Economic Times on 29 April dwells upon two PPP strategies that could change the discourse on affirmative action between government and industry.
We need to create around 1.5 crore jobs per year for the next decade to provide gainful employment to India's youth. Interview with Dr S Rmadorai, Adviser to the Prime Minister in the National Council on Skill Development, Govt. of India published in the Times of India on 13 March, 2013.
IAF in collaboration with Ministry of Defence has taken an initiative to set up an academy for the resettlement process of the Air Warriors. The IAF along with CII will take this initiative forward to prepare Air Warriors for resettlement with intent:
The Indian capital goods sector, the core of the manufacturing sector, requires attention to technology, SME support, skill development, and import substitution to meet the targets of the National Manufacturing Policy. This article by Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII appeared in The Financial Express on 13 November 2012.
West Bengal, historically at the forefront of India’s industrial growth and social change, enjoys major benefits of outstanding natural and human resources. With a strong industrial base, it can transform into a manufacturing and employment-generating hub of eastern India and emerge as a central player in India’s vibrant growth story, given the right investment climate and proactive policies. This article by Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General (CII) was published in The Times of India, Kolkata on 4 April, 2012.
Raising excise duties to pre-stimulus levels would adversely impact demand, inflation and investor plans. The Budget should desist from increasing excise from present 10% to 12%, especially since GST would be ready by next year.
In its pre-Budget recommendations, CII has stressed that to revive growth momentum, new avenues must be devised to augment investment. Private investments need to be incentivised in critical areas of the economy. A reforms oriented budget is needed to instill confidence among investors.
In an article featured on the editorial page in the section “Of Ideas” of the Times of India dated 8 November 2011, Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General (CII), points out the positive signs in the Indian economy that may be unnoticed in the gloomy global scenario.
In the article featured in the “Guest Column” of the “Edit Page” in the Economic Times dated 1 November 2011, Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General (CII) believes that the clearance of the National Manufacturing Policy (NMP) by the Cabinet is a historic step on the economic reform agenda and will set the pace for a much higher trajectory of growth in employment, investment and output.
Mr Banerjee points out that the most important pillar of the NMP is the intention to create 100 million new jobs and further states that the industry will work with the government to convert the policy into a real tool to meet the objectives of inclusive growth.
Through the Hindu “Business Line” article the author, Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General (CII), chronicles the development and evolution of the Indian industry in the post 1991 liberalisation era.
The author dwells upon how companies had to fight for their survival in the post reforms scenario after the Indian industry was thrown open to competition from abroad after many decades of protection. He further elucidates the theme of corporate social responsibility suggesting that it is only now that industry is in a position to give back to society. Mention is also made of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and its key role in supporting the reform process and improving competitiveness.
The author concludes by making a case for heightened private participation in government led interventions for wider, broad based reforms.
First communication from the CII President to all members after assuming the office of CII, President.
The travails of the global economy appear to be still not behind us, despite gradual recovery during 2010 from the worst global
economic conditions since World War II. Continued fiscal and debt burdens vitiate the recovery process, imparting a degree of
fragility and uncertainty to global economic conditions. The world needs a new source of growth and stability, and India, a
rapidly growing economy with strong internal demand, offers a new opportunity.
India remained relatively untrammeled by the developments in the Eurozone and reverted to close to 9% GDP growth rates in
2010. Growth was broad-based across all sectors, including agriculture, manufacturing and services. Public commitment to
calibrated exit from expansionary fiscal policy and continued corporate and household confidence have helped sustain a
virtuous growth cycle. The resurgence of the rural economy and intensified infrastructure mission further strengthened the
foundations for medium-term growth propensities.
In continuation to the Job Oppurtunities Mela conducted by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Puducherry with the support from Dept. of School Education , Govt. of Puducherry on 18th April 2010, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Puducherry, Mr V Vaithilingam issued the Appointment Letters to the 64 Vocational Stream Students of the Govt. Higher Secondary Schools in Puducherry, who have been recruited by RAJSRIYA AUTOMATIVE INDUSTRIES PVT. LTD., Hosur, on 26 April 2010.
• CII Orissa acts an interface between the state government and industries. It is plays an active role in state government investment promotion and sustenance activities
• CII Orissa State Council had helped the government to modify the Comprehensive Development Plan of the Khurda, Jatni & Cuttack prepared by IIT Kharagpur
• Tourism, R&R, MSME Policy was modified by CII Orissa State Council.
• Labour Reform mechanism were recommended to labour commissioner of the State
• CII Orissa had organized a Review meeting with Chief Secretary, Development Commissioner & Agriculture Production Commissioner- cum Chairman Pollution Control Board on issues of industries of Orissa
• An Advisory meeting with Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik on what action state government needs to take to sustain MOU industries in Orissa
• CII orissa is in dialogue with NGO, State Government and industries to prepare a model R&R practice for the state
• District Development Plan of Khurda, Balasore, Jajpur and Jharsuguda is being prepared
• A skill gap report had been prepared in partnership with PWC
• A work skill centre is being established at Balasore
• The Syllabus of Diploma engineers was modified by CII Orissa Capacity Building Panel
CII Jharkhand Council has been making concerted efforts in the direction of bringing growth and development in the State right from its inception in the year 2000. The Council facilitated Department of Industries, Govt. of Jharkhand in coming up with an Industrial Policy of Jharkhand in the year 2001. The Council also partnered Govt. in successfully organizing Udyog Mela 2007 in Ranchi & facilitating Jharkhand pavilion in IITF 2008(India international Trade Fair) at New Delhi. In order to enhance the competitiveness of industry members, CII Jharkhand Council continues to organise number of training programmes, major Conferences, seminars, workshops on Manufacturing, Agro & Food Processing, Environment, Mining & Coal, Social Development & Community Affairs, Behavioral Skills & Information Technology, as well as interactions with key Govt. Officials at Ranchi ,Jamshedpur and also at Bokaro. The Council recently called on the Hon’ble Chief Minister & Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand and presented them with CII Vision document : Jharkhand @ 2022, a Sustainable Vision document encompassing hope & aspiration of the people of Jharkhand. The insight of the document is aimed at enabling the key decision makers to plan and implement findings at the grass root level, leading to sustained growth and development of the State.
CII News Update
The Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, today launched the India Backbone Implementation Network (IBIN). The purpose of IBIN is to improve implementation of policies, programs, and projects, which the 12th Five Year Plan has located as the critical necessity for a.....
Confederation of Indian Industry organised an Awareness Session on Jaipur Cluster Programme on 16 April 2013 at Jaipur. The session and visits are precursors of the Jaipur Cluster being planned to be launched. The session was followed by preliminary assessment visits of 15 plants of participant org.....
Confederation of Indian Industry (Northern Region) along with Knowledge Partner BMGI organized the annual lean Six Sigma summit on 14 March 2013 at New Delhi.
CII in association with US India Business Council (USIBC) and Govt. of Uttar Pradesh organised a Business Summit -“Destination Uttar Pradesh - Investing in Future” 13 March’13 at Vivanta By Taj, Lucknow. The broad focus of the Round Table was to deliberate on UP – US business opportunities. The di.....
Realizing the need for proper skill development of youth in Chhattisgarh, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with Chhattisgarh State Skill Development Mission (CSSDM) organized “Demand Forecasting for Skilled Manpower in existing and emerging sectors of industry” on 20 February 2.....
“The global economic realities had forced the construction and infrastructure industry into cautious optimism but its time to look forward to the future with confident optimism,” this was the resounding message of Mr. M F Farooqui, Secretary - Department of Heavy Industry, Government of India. He w.....
India is widely regarded as a country in which corporate social responsibility has long played an important role much before the global awakening. National and international nongovernmental organisations and UN agencies are involved with the public debate with the business community and the media .....
Internationally acclaimed fashioners, artists and industry body members came together as the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) joined hands with NIFT to organize the first ever International Seminar on “Fashion in Global Economy – Emerging Challenges and New Directions”, on The NIFT Kolkata Ca.....
CII Haryana organized a Training programme on “Presentation & Negotiation Skills” today at the CII Conference Hall; Gurgaon with an objective to acquaint industry in understanding the presenting and Negotiating ''Arena'' through efficient communication and improving professional atmosphere.
At a time when jobs are not easy to come by, as many as 83 young men and women belonging to the marginalised section of society received offer letters from such leading fast food chains as Dominos, Future Group, Speciality Group of Restaurants and Café Coffee Day, in Kolkata today.
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CII Awards & Recognitions
The Regional and National Workskills India Competitions organised by CII, are recognised by the Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGE&T), Ministry of Labour, Government of India.
The workskills competition is conducted at the Regional level first, followed by the National Competitions, to encourage workers in the industry by recognising excellence in skill through organised competitions in select trades.
As globalization pervades all facets of our life, there is a vital need for the education sector to keep pace with the changes sweeping across the environment. In today's dynamic world and demanding pedagogies; to say that teaching is one of the most important jobs would not be wrong. Teachers not only spread knowledge but also contribute to the society at large as they are the reason behind most of the people, who lead their countries to new developments. With education, we can achieve all that we want and can make new things and resources and meet the growing needs but it is a teacher who is behind imparting the education to the people.
The Workskills competition was initiated by CII on the lines of the Skills Olympics organised by the industry in Europe as a means of promoting vocational training in industrial skills. The first CII Workskills was held in 1989 at the Advanced Training Institute, Dasnagar, Howrah. 205 workers from the Indian Industry participated in this event. In view of the overwhelming response received in the first Workskills, CII has institutionalised this competition as a major event for the industrial work force, held every year at the Regional and National levels.
The competition is being held in nine trades viz. Electrician, Machinist (Miller), Welder, Fitter, Turner, Industrial Electronics, Tool & Die Maker, Instrument Mechanic and COPA (Computer Operator cum Processing Assistant) in two categories - upto 22 years of age and above 22 years of age. The objectives of the competition are - to encourage workers in the industry by providing recognition for individual merit and excellence in skills through organised competition in selected trades and to upgrade the standards and status of vocational trades and promote skills development programmes in the industry.
CII Puducherry instituted QC Circle Award for Operators for the first time in 2004 in Puducherry and organised the first Puducherry State Level QC Circle Competition for Operators among Member industries for their participation to promote and share the best practices that they are following in their companies.
The objective of the Competition is to provide a unique opportunity to motivate workers to form quality circles within the company and also provide them a forum to exchange their ideas and share their experiences.