Outsourcing as an effective management tool has got noticed with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) all gearing up to encourage its use across the industry spectrum.

To this effect, the CII entered into an association with the International Association of Outsourcing professionals (IAOp), for jointly promoting India’s outsourcing industry by identifying the strengths of the specific organisations.

In its bid to try and create an opportunity for global best practices in outsourcing in to be brought to the entire services sector in India, the CII would now spur member bodies to provide outsourcing services in information technology (IT) and business process outsourcing (BPO) areas and other areas including healthcare, manufacturing and financial services, in their business development and operational delivery capabilities.

It is being foreseen that at least $5 billion of this would be happening in India in the next ten years. According to a Business Standard report quoting Ganesh Natarajan, chairman CII National Committee, the Confederation is joining hands with the West Bengal government to use the state’s existing infrastructure to set up training centres. “IT companies like Cisco and Zensar would be partners in the project to create connectivity for satellite education, among other plans. The aim is to train around 200 graduates in the first phase in skill development,” Natarajan said. The training programme would bring to the graduates certificates by respective companies or organizations.

Pointing out that there exists the need to formulate ways to reformulate ways to penetrate IT education in the districts, Debesh Das, IT minister of West Bengal, said,  this would be made possible by opening training centres, and kick-starting strategies to improve IT skills as well as flexibility in their design and delivery. This would ensure that a larger variety of people could be targeted, Das added. 

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