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“I believe that corruption has been one of the major obstacles to economic, political and social progress of our country. I believe that all stakeholders such as government, citizens and the private sector need
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Updated: October 26, 2016

Kerala Local Newspaper Article

English Translation: The south zone finalists for World skill competition has been selected. Ratheesh Radhakrishnan,Anandhakrishnan,Rejeesh M.K and Jinesh C are the selected candidates for the national level competition which will be held on November. The selection camp was organized by NSDC along with Furniture and Fittings Skill Council at Calicut. 60 students from ITIs all around Kerala participated in the selection camp.


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Updated: August 19, 2016

Highlights of the First Annual General Meeting

The First Annual General Meeting of Furniture and Fittings Skill Council (FFSC) was held on August 6, 2016 at India Habitat Center, New Delhi.

Annual Business Plan Presentation

Mr. Gurpal Singh, CEO of FFSC put forward the Annual Business Plan for the council which contains the directives from MSDE Ministry and NSDC. The members discussed the key activities which have been planned for the next one year and the preparation for version 2 of the PMKVY scheme.

Skill Gap Study – E & Y Presentation

The E & Y team presented a rough occupational map of the Furniture and Fittings Industry and presented the draft classification of the Industry. They will be preparing a Skill Gap study of the Indian Furniture Industry covering all the sub-sectors and will finalize the select Job Roles for which National Occupational Standards will be made.

Special Remarks

Mr. K Narayan, MD, National Backward Caste and Finance Development Corporation (NBCFDC)

Mr. Narayan mentioned about various initiatives being taken by NBCFDC such as providing soft loans to assist in promoting employment generation and MoU signed with FFSC for imparting vocational training to rural youth belonging to backward castes.

Prospect of Bamboo and Cane Furniture in India

Presentation made by Mr. Kamesh Salam, Founder & CEO, South Asia Bamboo Foundation

Mr. Salam gave a brief presentation highlighting that bamboo is one of the best material for making various types of furniture especially the solid bamboo species available at Indian sub-continent. He further mentioned that one can easily think of making high end furniture for modern interior space like residential, office, public space etc. As this material is very strong and long lasting after various treatment this is very suitable for making furniture which is in demand and produced in high volume industrially.

IKEA in India

Presentation made by Mr. Navin C Rao, Service Business Leader, IKEA India

Mr. Rao gave a brief overview of IKEA’s plans to enter the Indian Furniture Industry through 25 retail stores beginning with Hyderabad which will be operational by June, 2017. He mentioned that the key focus of IKEA would be to bring about a positive impact on the workforce and their working conditions. He further mentioned that the average Indian consumer will rely heavily on the after sales services which will bring opportunities for specific job roles under assembly and installation. IKEA will partner with FFSC generate the workforce who have the required skill sets for the job.

Special Invitee

Mr Jayant Krishna, Executive Director and COO, NSDC

Mr. Krishna mentioned that akin to the IT industry, the Indian Furniture Market has the potential to be one of the sunrise industry. Given Furniture and Fittings is a labour intensive sector, India may be seen as the capital of Furniture and Fittings by incentivizing its’ factor endowment. In the given context, there is a huge opportunity for SSC on a global level, as in Europe per capita is 45 USD per hour in comparison to Rs 12 per hour in India. Organizations such as Godrej and IKEA, may play an imperative role by setting up iconic skilling centers.

Chief Guest

Mr Rajesh Agarwal, Joint Secretary and CVO, Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship,

Mr. Agarwal mentioned that a Sector Skills Council (SSC) is one of the key elements of skill development in the country and thereby, we need to mobilize the aspirational objectives of SSC to create a market, leveraging the existing competencies. National Skill Development Corporation, Sector Skill Councils and the Government of India have come with new guidelines entailing uniformity and clear-cut segregated roles for having a valuable eco-system. Adhering to the aforementioned objectives, skill will be translated into imperative source of livelihood.

New Delhi
6 August 2016


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