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Should India’s Skill Gap Be Held Responsible For Poor Employment Outlook?

India’s GDP growth and other economic indicators have established it as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. But this bullishness is not reflected in the employment numbers. According to the employment reports, there has been a constant decline in the number of jobs created since 2012. The current government has undertaken many initiatives like Skill India, Digital India and Make In India, all targetted at creating new employment avenues and ensuring a trained manpower is available to take up these job opportunities. On this episode of Heads Up, Dilip Chenoy, Ex-Managing Director and CEO of National Skill Development Corporation and Sumit Kumar, Vice President of National Employability Through Apprenticeship Program (NETAP) at Teamlease Services, talk about how efficient India’s skilling initiatives have been so far in creating a skilled workforce and how the country can end its long lasting battle with jobless growth.

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