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Government appoints AM Naik as Chairman of NSDC

Union Government has appointed Anil Manibhai Naik as the Chairman of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
Government appoints AM Naik as Chairman of NSDC
  • He is currently the Group Chairman of engineering conglomerate Larsen and Toubro (L&T).
  • He was awarded Padma Bhushan, India's 3rd highest civilian award in 2009 for his outstanding contribution to economic growth of the country.

About National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC):

  • NSDC is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) under Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE).
  • It was founded in 2009 as a not-for-profit company by Ministry of Finance to address the need for providing skilled manpower across various industry sectors.
  • Government of India (GoI) through MSDE holds 49% of share capital of NSDC, while private sector has balance 51% of the share capital.
  • NSDC aims to promote skill development by catalyzing creation of large, quality and for-profit vocational institutions.
  • Its objective is to create training capacity in the country; fund vocational training initiatives and create market ecosystem for skill development.
  • Its mandate is to train 150 million people by 2022.
  • It is also involved in re-skilling and also in catering to skilled manpower requirement of overseas markets, most notably that of Japan (under TITP) and UAE.

Question:

Q. Union Government has appointed whom as the Chairman of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)?
a. Atul Manibhai Naik
b. Anil Manibhai Patnaik
c. Anil Manibhai Naik
d. None of the above
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