NEW DELHI: India has drawn up a blueprint to create a specialised workforce to support its electric mobility mission, which is expected to generate 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 programme to cater to the workforce demand expected from the electric mobility industry.
"A specialised curriculum is being developed to cater to workforce demand from the electric mobility industry," a top official told ET.
The ministry will oversee the creation of this workforce in a targeted and time-bound manner. The government has roped in all stakeholder ministries and related-sector skill councils, including automotive, power and the director-general of training for the programme. "The plan is to bring all initiatives on one platform to achieve the desired results," ..
The government launched the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan in 2013, aiming to put 6 million to 7 million electric vehicles on India's roads by 2020. It committed to achieve 30% e-mobility by 2030. The Automotive Mission Plan 2026 estimates the creation of an additional 65 million jobs in the auto sector.