Calcutta, May 19: The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has asked KPMG to conduct a study on the demand for skilled workers in Bengal across various sectors.
NSDC, a public-private venture set up by the Union finance ministry, will suggest a policy to train skilled personnel in the state. The study, which is likely to be completed in four months, will assess the demand for skilled workers at major industrial clusters and at local units in the districts.
The study will consider various aspects, including Bengal’s social, demographic, economic, industrial and educational profiles.
NSDC will train 150 million people in 20 areas identified by the government in the unorganised sector by 2022. It has so far approved funding of 60 proposals, including 11 sector-specific skill councils, which will train nearly 68 million people by 2022.
“The requirement of skilled manpower is particularly high in Bengal. A study to obtain district level demand and supply perspectives for creating sustainable vocational training capacities, with recommendations on how the number of skilled people could be increased, will be particularly useful,” said Ranjan Choudhury, NSDC principal (programme development).