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Title: The shortage of skilled workforce: a paradox of the Indian economy.
Authors: Ruchi Hajela
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: As a country endowed with labour, India's situation is at best ironic. On the one hand, domestic economic growth has created huge employment demand and opportunities for people, while on the other, a shortage of skills is making more people unemployable. What adds to the irony is the fact that there are 17 central government ministries that offer skill development initiatives through school education, institutes of higher learning and specialised vocational training institutes. Despite this, only 2 per cent of persons in the working age group of 15-29 years have received formal vocational training. This paper argues that the lack of focus in training for unorganised workforce, which constitutes over 90 per cent of India's working population, has resulted in a shortage of skilled workers at the national level. This paper highlights the lack of inclusiveness and coordination in the complex federal government structure as main slippage areas in current vocational training system to emphasise the lack of training for unorganised workers.
Description: 60 p.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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