The Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) is an industry led apex body, jointly set up by The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), Indian Cellular Association (ICA) & Telecom Centres of Excellence (TCOE) to ensure adequate availability of skilled manpower to boost growth and productivity in the Telecom Sector.
Set up under the aegis of the National Skill Development Corporation as a Not-for-Profit Organization registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, TSSC has members from the various Telecom industries, Academia, Industry associations (such as COAI, ICA, AUSPI & TAIPA) and representation from the Government (DeitY) as well.
TSSC is managed by a Governing Body consisting of 17 members, comprising 3 members each from leading Telecom Service Providers & Handset Segment, 2 members from leading players in Network & Managed Services Segment and one member each from Telecom Passive Infra Segment, COAI, ICA, TCOE, NSDC, TAIPA, AUSPI, Government, Academia, and TSSC(CEO).
Mr Akhil Gupta, Vice-chairman, Bharti Enterprises is the President of the body and Mr Pankaj Mohindroo, National President, ICA is the Secretary of TSSC. Lt Gen (Dr) SP Kochhar (Retd) serves as the CEO of TSSC.
TSSCâ€™s objective is to meet the challenges and opportunities in the Indian Telecom sector which has emerged as one of the greatest economic success stories, registering a consistent overall growth rate of more than 35% over the past decade in terms of subscribers. India is the second largest & fastest growing Telecom market in the world with 939 million subscribers as on 31st August, 2012, with overall Tele-density of 77% (TRAI). Further, the annual mobile handset sales are expected to cross 200 million units mark this year and India is fast becoming a manufacturing hub for the Telecom infrastructure equipment.
With m-governance, m-commerce, m-education, m-health, online shopping, m-gaming, m2m communications & many such new innovations, Telecom is set to increasingly permeate the lives of common Indians in coming years. The Indian Telecom success story would continue with 3G networks and smart phones, besides focusing on the under-penetrated rural markets.
This dynamic sector, employs close to 2.8 million people directly and almost another 7 million indirectly, making it one of the largest employment generating sectors in the country. At the current rate of growth, it has the potential to generate almost an equal number of job opportunities over the next ten years. This gave rise to the need for an organization that would lead skill development in a Public Private Partnership mode and would be responsible for charting the human resource requirement in the value chain of the telecom sector. As a result, TSSC will endeavour to create a human resource pool of the right size and quality to meet the evolving demands of the Telecom industry.
To read more about TSSC please visit: www.tsscindia.com