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KJA Task Team to develop Karnataka Skill Development Plan (TTKSDP)

In the 2nd meeting of KJA held on September 22, 2014, the Aayoga has discussed on the issue of developing a holistic Skill Development Plan for Karnataka – focusing on efforts required from the state to address skill development in a variety of sectors and involve education, self-employed youth, professionals and other in-service staff. Knowledge and skill are the driving forces for sustained growth of economy and social development. Karnataka needs to prepare itself for higher and better levels of skills so that it can adapt more effectively to the future challenges and opportunities of bringing development and prosperity to the state in an effective and sustained manner. 

KJA recognizes that a comprehensive skill development strategy would require fundamental education reforms across primary, secondary and higher education and innovations in vocational/supplementary skill development. KJA has also discussed that skill development plan must involve, apart from the prime role of GOK, role of private sector, non-profit and for-profit initiatives with the goal of building up-scale models that will bring results.  

KJA has determined that a comprehensive Karnataka Skill Development Plan needs to be developed – towards this KJA has decided to establish a Task Team of skill, vocational and education experts and knowledgeable personalities. ​

The Task Team is Co-chaired by Mr. Manish Sabharwal and Mr. Mohandas Pai.  

The main task of the Task Team is to prepare/develop a holistic and all–encompassing "Skill Development Plan for Karnataka" by undertaking broad assessment of skill needs for the future in the state and present state of skill development activities and gaps/challenges in Karnataka. The Skill Development plan will outline a skill-roadmap for the future based on knowledge, innovation and structured organisational frame by which the Plan is best implemented. The Task Team will undertake wide consultations across the state, organise workshop of experts and study holistically all aspects of skill development. The Task Team plans to submit a report in 6 months - after which KJA will approve and submit to Governmnet of Karnataka.   Click here for the Office Order​

The KJA Task Team will have following membership: 

01Mr. Manish Sabharwal, Member, KJA-Co-Chair​​
02Sri. Mohan Das Pai  T.V, Member, KJA -Co-Chair
03Ms. Shukla Bose, Member, KJA-Member
04Prof. Sunney Tharappan, Member, KJA-Member
05Mr. Dilip Cheony, National Skill Development Corporation, New Delhi-Member
06Mr.Balachandar Natarajan, Group Head, Café Coffeeday -Member
07Mr. John Yates, CEO, Manipal City & Guilds Pvt. Ltd.-Member
08Mr Raj Narayan, Chief HR Officer of Titan Company-Member
09Dr. Mukund Rao, Member Secretary, KJA-Member
10Additional Chief Secretary  to Govt, Dept. of Labour, GoK-Member
11Principal Secretary, Department of  Higher Education, GoK                                 -Member
12Principal Secretary, Department of Primary and Secondary Education-Member
13Mrs. Neeti Sharma, Vice  President, Team Lease Services Pvt. Ltd-Member Secretary
14Dr. Padmavathi B. S, Senior Research Associate, KJA-Convenor​


  For further information please contact Member Secretary, KJA at mukund.k.rao@gmail.com​ and/or Member Secretary of the Task Team at neeti@teamlease.com

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