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India’s electric mobility mission expected to originate 10 million jobs: Report

Prerna Sindwani | May 15, 2019, 03.25PM IST

  • The Indian government is bracing up for electric mobility by assigning a special workforce, which is expected to introduce 10 million jobs in the electric mobility industry.
  • The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is formulating program focussed on design, battery, testing, manufacturing and management, and services and infrastructure skills.
  • The Automotive Mission Plan 2026 is expected to increase the workforce headcount in the auto sector to 65 million.
With automotive industry as an integral part of the growing economy of India, the government is bracing up for electric mobility by assigning a special workforce, which is expected to introduce 10 million jobs in the electrifying transport sector.

Eyeing global market for mobility solutions, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is formulating a program focussed to fulfil the growing demand in the electric mobility industry. This includes working professionals skilled in various verticals of electric vehicles — design, battery, testing, manufacturing and management, and services and infrastructure — to transform the existing mobility system in India.

The EVs can ramp up the economic opportunities to 80%, ET Auto reported.

The initiative comes in the back of the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan introduced in 2013 that aimed to get nearly 7 million e-vehicles on road by 2020. Given that, the Automotive Mission Plan 2026 is expected to increase the workforce headcount in the auto sector to 65 million.

According to the ET report, Central Staff Training and Research Institute is working on the curriculum for technicians in the electric vehicle industry. “A specialised curriculum is being developed to cater to workforce demand from the electric mobility industry,” ET reported citing a senior official familiar with the program.

While the Power Sector Skill Council is focussed on four skills — supervisors, technicians and helpers for the e-vehicles segment.

The government has included the administrative bodies relevant to the automotive sector. “The plan is to bring all initiatives on one platform to achieve the desired results,” the ministry reportedly said.

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