|Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Delhi NCR
||Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar, Orissa, West Bengal, North-Eastern States, Punjab, Haryana
||Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Rajasthan
SCOPE FOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT IN LOGISTICS SECTOR
- Logistics Sector employs about 21.24 million as of 2016. Of 21.24 million 54% are employed in passenger roadways segment, 35% in road fright while remaining are in passenger railways, freight forwarding, warehousing, packaging and other services.
- As per the National Sample Survey the distribution of employees is mainly in Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad Districts whereas emerging clusters includes Bangalore, Surat and Indore.
- There has been no formal training in the country to address the skill gap in the logistics sector.
- Thrust on infrastructure projects such as the dedicated Freight & Industrial Corridors like DMIC, expansion of Port Terminals and construction of greenfield Port projects under Sagarmala project and Bharatmala project will create fresh employment opportunities.
- Increasing income levels and rapid growth in organised retail, e-commerce, QSR etc. will create new opportunities for the youth.
- With 100 percent FDI through automatic route permitted, and the implementation of GST FMCG is expected to grow at over 12 percent CAGR during 2010- 2020, and
It is estimated that the total workforce will increase from current 21 million to over 31 million by year 2022. Thatmeans, this sector alone will generate additional requirement of over 9 million people across all the modals-roads,railway, ports and aviation. Government and associated stakeholders including sector skill council, training institutions and logistic firms will need to ramp up their training capacityto cater to the growing training needs of the sector. It will also involve various efforts such as:-
- Creation of Kaushal Kendras for every sub sector addressing the demand
- Engage with the Logistic Companies to invest in skill development as their CSR activity
- Review and update the existing QP/NOS as per the sector requirement.
- Synthesise the various training programs and educational courses and align them to the job roles in the logistics sector that would allow for career progression and lateral mobility
- Bring in transnational equivalence of the QP/NOS which would permit placement of LSC certified candidates abroad,