Govt. will create 65 million jobs by 2026 - Bandaru Dattatreya, Labour Minister
20 June, 2017
The Govt. will create 65 million jobs by 2026. This was said by Minister of State for Labour and Employment – Bandaru Dattatreya. The minister also urged the industry to focus on improving the social security of India’s growing workforce. Presenting the special address, the Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises – Girish Shankar stated that India must innovate to become a true engineering hub. Address the gathering the Chairman of the ASSOCHAM National Council on Auto and Auto Ancillaries – R. S. Kalsi stated that the increase in taxes of electric vehicles under the GST regime may lead to a decrease in growth in the sector. The event also witnessed the release of a knowledge Paper titled “Industry 4.0 and India’s Automotive Industry” and the felicitation of the best performers in the Indian automotive sector across 15 categories: The Inaugural Session was followed by Technical Sessions on issues such as Impact of GST on the Auto Industry; Digitisation: Driving the Auto Industry and Going Green and Going Global: The Future of the Automotive Industry. Prominent dignitaries that graced the occasion included the Partner, Roland Berger India – Rahul Gangal; Managing Director of Hella India Lighting Ltd. – Ramashankar Pandey; Director of Public Policy, India and South Asia, Uber – Shweta Rajpal Kohli; Chief Commissioner, GST, Central Board of Excise and Customs – Pawan Kumar Jain; Senior Editor, Economic Times – Hema Ramakrishnan; Chief of Bureau, Mint – Anil Padmanabhan; Advisor, Niti Aayog – Anil Srivastava; Senior Vice President- Engineering, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd- Dr Tapan Sahoo; President of ASSOCHAM – Sandeep Jajodia and Secretary General of ASSOCHAM – D. S. Rawat, besides others.