E-vehicle industry can create 10 Mn jobs: Report
16 May 2019
The National Electric Mobility Mission Plan initiated in 2013 by the Indian government is expected to generate 10 million jobs. The e-mobility mission plans to put 6-7 million electric vehicles on Indian roads by 2020 and committing to achieving 30 percent e-mobility in the country by 2030.
The e-mobility mission by the government is expected to create 10 million jobs. The plan involves creating a skilled workforce with electric vehicle expertise in areas such as design and testing, battery manufacturing and management, sales, services and infrastructure. The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is preparing the program to cater to the workforce demand expected from the electric mobility industry.
In fact, the Automotive Mission plan 2026 estimates creation of an additional 65 million jobs in the auto sector.
Arindam Lahiri, CEO of the Automotive Skills Development Council, shared in media, “We have initiated the process of making EV-specific occupational standards in partnership with the Pune based Automotive Research Association of India.” He further stated that the draft is ready and the standards could be formalized by June, after which they would be taken up by the National Skill Development Corporation’s standards team for review and approvals.
According to media reports, Kolkata-based Central Staff Training and Research Institute is in the process of preparing the program curriculum for electric vehicle technicians, while, the Power Sector Skill Council is framing four occupational standards for supervisors, technician and helpers who will be trained exclusively for maintaining e-vehicles.