FICCI Programme 2015 at New Delhi

Draft Programme as on 4th Sept

September 10, 2015
FICCI, Federation House, New Delhi
0915 1000 hrs Registration with Tea & Coffee
1000 1130 hrs Opening Session: Moderation by Ms Shobha Mishra Ghosh, Sr. Director, FICCI
1005 1010 hrs Welcome Address
Dr Jyotsana Suri, President, FICCI
1010 1020 hrs Theme Address
Mr RCM Reddy, Chairman, FICCI SDF and MD IL&FS Education and Skills
1020 1030 hrs Special Address
Mr. Andreas Schleicher, Director of the Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD.
1030 1040 hrs Special Address
Dr. Kamal Hassan, Chairman, Media & Entertainment, Sector Skill Council*
1040 1055hrs Keynote Address by
Mr. Mohan Das Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education Services Pvt Ltd
1055 1105 hrs Address by Guest of Honour
Shri Sunil Arora, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
1105 1120 hrs Inaugural Address
Shri Rohit Nandan, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship
1120 1125 hrs Concluding Remarks and Vote of Thanks
Mr Sanjeev Duggal Co-Chair, FICCI SDF and CEO & Director of Centum Learning
1125 1200 hrs Tea Break

1200 1315 hrs Skill India for Digital India
CEOs interaction with the Ministers
Digital India with a budgetary outlay of INR 100,000 crore (USD 16 Bn) is the next phase of Indias developmental journey. The success of Indias IT-ITES industry is testimony to the digital technologies transformational abilities impacting the lives of all Indians across the socio- economic strata. Digital India will play a critical role in the success of all most all the flagship initiatives of PM Modi. The 3 critical industries for Digital India are IT-ITES, Electronics and Telecom and identifying the skills required across the value chain is extremely critical. The skills required are broadly for developing physical digital infrastructure; manufacturing and maintenance of electronics; computing, IT and software products; business process and management.

If we examine the NOS defined by the 3 SSCs there are few roles at NSQG level IV &level V. The challenge is to identify the new high and low end skills emerging due to the governments digitisation initiatives in rural and urban India, develop programs that can be taken up by class
10th and 12th pass students, broadcasting the opportunities available at rural and urban areas
and creating a channel of talent for the industry to absorb. A herculean task which can happen only through concerted joint efforts of the government, industry and academia. The session debates on the multiple strategies to make India digital literate and recommends a roadmap to achieve the same within a given time frame.

Chief Guest

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister, Communications & Information Technology
Government of India

Guest of Honour

Mr J S Deepak, Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, GoI*


Mr Bijay Sahoo, President-HR, Reliance Industries Ltd.


Mr. R Chandrashekhar, President ,NASSCOM

Mr. Mohan Das Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education Services Pvt Ltd

Mr Sanjay Kapoor, CEO , Micromax Informatics Limited

Mr Sanjeev Kumar Gupta, Managing Director – H&PS, Government Relations and
Corporate Affairs, Accenture India

1315 – 1400 hrs Lunch

1400 – 1515 hrs Skill India for Make in India
CEO interaction with the Ministers

Indias growth story is closely hinged with the share of manufacturing. The services sector currently accounts for about 55 per cent of GDP while manufacturing share is just 16 per cent and accounts for only 12 per cent of the employment. Just as Japan, Singapore, Korea, China have grown on the back of manufacturing, India has to strive and take manufacturing to 25 per cent of GDP that will create 100 million jobs. Hence the importance of make in India drive.

While Make in India occupies prominence in the national agenda as an important goal, the future trajectory of Indias development depends largely on Skilling India. Manufacturing and technology alone would not lead to the desire growth if appropriately skilled manpower is not readily available. Skill India would drive the creation of skills for a vast segment of population to be absorbed in manufacturing sector.

The session will debate on skills required to make manufacturing competitive and achieve Prime ministers aim of zero-defect, zero-effect for creating sustainable manufacturing that includes recycling of waste and water.

Chief Guest

Smt Nirmala Sitaraman, MoS, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, GoI


Mr RCM Reddy, Chair, FICCI Skill Development Forum and MD IL&FS Education and Skills


M. S. Unnikrishnan, MD & CEO, Thermax India

Mr Manish Sharma, MD India and South Asia, Panasonic India Private Limited

Mr Kishore Jayaraman, President, India & South Asia at Rolls Royce

Mr. Juvencio Maeztu, CEO, IKEA

1515 – 1630 hrs Skill India – Industry Invests

CEOs Panel

In a globalized economy, a large pool of skilled workers is indispensable for attracting foreign
direct investment. The Key initiatives of Make In India, Digital India, Smart Cities, Swachh Bharat and Clean Ganga will be achieved only if there is highly developed skill ecosystem in the country.

Skill shortages can affect the productivity and growth of a business, delay projects, create ongoing vacancies, increase wage levels. The primary challenge faced by 76 per cent of Indian businesses is the shortage of technical or specific skills; India Inc takes an average of 96 days to recruit skilled workers. With manpower of 1.24 billion, it is ironic that we suffer from dearth of talent. Businesses would need to plug these skill gaps with people from outside the organisation as best they can. But in the longer term, they need to invest in internal training programmes to mould the people, as this would help them deliver on strategy, innovate and ultimately grow.

This session will deliberate on the ways to speed up the skill development transition through active industry engagement to achieve the aspiration of the society.


Mr Pawan Agarwal, JS, MSDE, GoI


Mr Sanjeev Duggal, Co-Chair, FICCI Skill Development Forum and CEO & Director of Centum


Ms Naina Lal Kidwai, Group General Manager and Country Head , HSBC Bank Limited

Mr. Shishir Jaipuria, MD, Ginni Filaments Limited

Mr Fahrettin Gulener, President , Ermetal Group Companies, Turkey
1630 – 1645 hrs Tea/Coffee Break

1645 – 1800 hrs PPP for Scale- Challenges and Strategies in Skill Development
Parallel Panel Discussion

The scale and expertise required for the skilling India is an arduous task. There are number of
private players engaged by the Government schemes and they are playing key role in skill- building through public-private partnerships. However the market realities remain challenging and business environment in skills still need to be made attractive. A need for comprehensive framework is very much required which will help the government to make the skills environment more business friendly. The session will discuss on the following key points:

Delayed access to funds
Pricing / Rates Rationalization of cost norms is not encouraging
Short term contracts prevent scaling up
No uniformity in the implementation guidelines /scheme conditions/ assessment certification framework
Mr. Rajesh Agrawal, JS, MSDE, GoI


T Muralidharan, Co-Chair FICCI SDF and Founder and Chairman, TMI Academy


Mr L.N Gupta, Principal Secretary, Skill Development & Technical Education
Department, Government of Odisha

Mr Narshima Rao, Head, Swiss Indo Chamber of Commerce and MD, Burckhardt
Compression (India) Pvt Ltd

Mr Dilip Chenoy, MD & CEO, National Skill Development Corporation

Ms. Shabnam Sinha, Senior education and institutional development specialist, World

Dr. Sandra Rothboeck, Senior Skills and Employability Specialist (Consultant),ILO

1645 – 1800 hrs Skill India: Entrepreneurship for Job creation
Parallel Panel Discussion

Entrepreneurship is the key economic driver in any Developed Nation. India too needs entrepreneurs -Job Creators and not only Job Seekers. The whole area of skills is focused on the
Employability Platform and hence in spite of producing highly skilled manpower all are not being employed. So after acquiring skill one should have an option of Employability and Entrepreneurship. The challenge in scaling up entrepreneurship or reviving cooperatives and producer organizations is not the lack of ideas or good models. Wealthy individuals, investors and foundations must be willing to take risks and invest in the right entrepreneurs and NGOs.

The session will debate on policies needed to facilitate entrepreneurship development within the Training Institutions /Academic institutions and Universities in India.

Chair & Moderator

Dr Anup K Pujari, Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, GoI

Co Chair

Sh. S.N Tripathi, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises *


Ms Jyotsana Sitling, JS, MSDE, GoI

Dr Arun Varma, Vice President , IL&FS Skills

Prof (Dr.) Gurinder Singh, Group Addl. Vice Chancellor, Amity University

Mr Shashi Chimala, Head, National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN)

Mr Clement Chauvet, Project Manager, UNDP

1800 – 1820 hrs Wrap up
Mr. Narayanan Ramaswamy, Partner & Head, Social Sector, KPMG

Concluding Remarks
Mr RCM Reddy , Chair FICCI SDF

Mr Sanjeev Duggal, Co-Chair, FICCI SDF

Mr T Muralidharan, Co-Chair, FICCI SDF
1830 hrs
onwards Networking Dinner