#Mindtree co-founder Subroto Bagchi to Head #Odisha’s Skill body #OdishaTalk
Bhubaneswar, Apr 29 (PTI) #ChiefMinister Naveen Patnaik today announced to set #Odisha #Skill #Development Authority with renowned IT entrepreneur Subroto Bagchi as its head.
Mindtree cofounder and former chairman Subroto Bagchi has been selected by the government of Odisha to head the state’s Skill Development Authority. Bagchi who would be given the rank of a Cabinet Minister, would directly report to the chief minister and would help in setting up a unified body that would guide, implement and oversee all skill development programmes in the state.
“The OSDA will guide, implement, coordinate and oversee all skill development programmes in the state to ensure quality skill training standards and sustained employability of trained youths,” he said in the assembly.
Stating that the state government wanted the world to value the term “Skilled in Odisha,” Patnaik said Bagchi will head the proposed Odisha Skill Development Authority, which will become operational from May 1.
On Bagchi, the chief minister said that he was born at Patnagarh in Bolangir district and studied in Utkal University.
He began his career working in industries department in the Odisha government and went on to become a Globally renowned IT entrepreneur, Patnaik said.
Bagchi will be accorded the rank of a Cabinet Minister in the state and draw a salary of only Re 1 a year for his service.
He will directly report to the chief minister and begin his work with a visit to all the 30 districts of the state to get first hand understanding of the initiative and submit his recommendations based on which a detailed programme will be worked out, Patnaik said.
Quoting Bagchi, a release issued by the chief ministers office said, “I am deeply humbled and honoured to serve my mother land.”