|Requirement of Skilled Labour Force in the Transportation and Logistics Sector|
Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGE&T) under Ministry of Labour andEmployment is implementing following three schemes for skill development of youth in different sectors of economy, including transportation and logistics sector:
A. Craftsmen Training Scheme: Training in 11 trades relating to transportation and logistics sector is being offered through Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) spread all over the country. List of trades along with seating capacity (till the end of August 2012) is as under:
*Newly introduced trade
B. Apprenticeship Training Scheme: Training in 3 trades relating to transportation and logistics sector is being offered through industrial establishments under Apprentices Act, 1961. List of trades along with seats located is (till the end of August 2012 ) is as under:
C. Skill Development Initiative (SDI) through Modular Employable Skills (MES): Training in 24 modules in sectors like Automotive Repair & Courier logistics relating to transportation and logistics sector is being offered through Vocational Training Providers (VTPs). The scheme was launched in the year 2007and so far 35,759 persons in transportation and logistics sector have been trained under the scheme.
National Policy on Skill Development (NPSD) approved by the Government in February, 2009 has set a target to skill 500 million persons by the year 2022 in all sectors, including transportation and logistics sector.
Ministry of Labour and Employment has been mandated to train 100 million and the same is planned to be achieved as follows:
Name of the Scheme Target
Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS) - 29.4 mn
Skill Development centers (SDC) - 57.2 mn
Apprenticeship Training Scheme(ATS) - - 5.4 mn
Skill Development Initiative (SDI) through MES - 11.0 mn
DGE&T field institutes - 0.5 mn
Total - 103.5 mn
In order to achieve the ambitions target, Government has decided to set up 1500 new ITIs and 5000 Skill Development Centres in Public Private Partnership during XII Five Year Plan.
Apart from above, Ministry of Road & Transport Highways is also conducting their own training courses to meet the skilled manpower requirement of transportation and logistics sectors.
Though, the Central Government has not conducted any study for the requirement of skilled labour force. However, a study has been conducted by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) according to which the incremental requirement of skilled labour in transportation and logistics sector is estimated to be 177 lakh.