IEEMA signs MoUs with CBIP, NPTI and PSSC for Research, Skill Development and integrated training in power sector

Mumbai, September 30, 2016: Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA) signs Memorandum of Association with Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP), Power Sector Skill Council (PSSC) and National Power Training Institute (NPTI) to deal comprehensively on the issues of skill development and integrated training in the Indian power sector during IEEMA Annual convention 2016. The MoUs were signed by Mr Sunil Misra, Director General, IEEMA, Mr VK Kanjlia, Secretary, CBIP, Prof (Dr.) Rajendra Kumar Pandey, Director General, NPTI and Mr Vinod Bihari, CEO, PSSC in the presence of Hon’ble Minister for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines Shri Piyush Goyal.

Currently the Power Industry in India is facing a major problem in getting skilled and employable manpower which is technically competent and ready to be deployed. The industry thrives with ad-hoc sourcing of manpower and ad hoc training techniques. It is estimated that only 3%-5% of the total blue collared workforce employed by the sector has some formal training or are certified. Keeping in mind these concerns of the industry IEEMA is entering into an agreement with these parties. The skill gap is widening every year and impacting critical functions and quality of output. The shortage of skilled workforce may adversely impact the growth of this industry as the current sources of training are not scalable as per the required manpower.

Mr Babu Babel, President, IEEMA opined, “There is an urgent need to identify the gaps, asses the demand, build skilled workforce in millions for which all the Stakeholders need to work collectively to enlarge the pool of skilled workforce. The MoU aims at providing scope for widespread collaboration between NPTI, PSSC and IEEMA in the matters of developing National Occupation Standards and conducting training programs in Indian Power Sector. While IEEMA and CBIP will work together in the area of Power Sector Research with special reference to Electrical Equipment and Utilities.”

On signing the MoUs IEEMA Director General Mr Sunil Misra said, “The primary objective of signing a MoU with CBIP, NPTI and PSSC is to address the emergent needs of efficient power sector manpower requirements which can deliver the best to present requirements of Electrical and Electronics Manufacturing Industries of India to compete globally. The MoU will result in large scale skilling as IEEMA represents nearly 800 Member manufacturing organisations with huge no of existing employees, and furtherance of skilling with upcoming technological changes in industries to beat globally for getting order and contribute to national development effectively. Time and again, need is felt to make assessment of equipment in field conditions, their maintenance status in relation to failure rate. A case in point is distribution transformers and there could be many more such areas of collaborative research. This MoU between CBIP & IEEMA will bring together complementary strength of both the organisations to synergize for useful outcome.”


About IEEMA: Founded in 1948, IEEMA is the first ISO certified industry association with 800 plus member organisations encompassing the complete value chain in power generation, transmission and distribution equipment. IEEMA plays a crucial policy advocacy role with government and its agencies. IEEMA Journal, created by IEEMA (Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers’ Association), is the mouthpiece of the Indian Electrical & Industrial Electronics. IEEMA evolves and operates equitable and uniform PVC Clause and due to its unbiased approach, IEEMA PVCs have gained recognition and credibility over last 3 decades. IEEMA holds product specific conferences, seminars and large exhibitions like ELECRAMA which is world’s largest event for T&D equipment industry.

National Power Training Institute: NPTI a National Apex body for Training and Human Resources Development in Power Sector and an ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 organization is an autonomous organization of the Ministry of Power, Govt. of India. NPTI with its existence of over 50 years operates through its Corporate Office at Faridabad and institutes at New Delhi, Nangal, Bengaluru, Neyveli, Durgapur, Guwahati & Nagpur.

Power Sector Skill Council: PSSC has been created with a mandate to facilitate skill development process across Power Sector under broad initiative of the Government of India to promote skill development and employment.
Central Board of Irrigation and Power: CBIP, a premier Institution set up by the Government of India in 1927, has been rendering dedicated services to the professional organizations, engineers and individuals in the country in Power, Water Resources including Renewable Energy Sectors for the last ninety years.

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