S Ramadorai appointed Advisor to the Prime Minister for Skill Development

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S Ramadorai appointed Advisor to the Prime Minister for Skill Development

N Chandrasekaran says Ramadorai’s appointment will add great value to the national endeavor

Mumbai, February 01, 2011: S Ramadorai, Vice-Chairman, Tata Consultancy Services, has been appointed Advisor to the Prime Minister in the Prime Minister’s National Skill Development Council in the rank of Cabinet Minister. The council, headed by the Prime Minister, seeks to develop a strategy for skill development at the national level along with variations at the state level and formulate strategies to address the skill deficit.

“We are delighted that Ramadorai with his vast experience has been given this critical role of helping build skills and competency of India’s growing workforce. He has always been very focused and committed about talent development and has been at the forefront of building the talent eco-system for the IT industry,” said N Chandrasekaran, CEO & MD, TCS. He added, “Ram's energy, passion and dedication will add great value to this national endeavor that holds the key to raising the growth rate of the country and meeting the aspirations of its citizens.”

Commenting on his appointment, S Ramadorai said, “I am both delighted and humbled by the opportunity to be the Advisor to the Prime Minister in the National Skill Development Council. To reap the benefits of our demographic dividend, skill development for employability is a critical development task for the nation. Strengthening the links between education-employable skills-jobs is imperative both from the perspective of a young working population as well as a competitive advantage for the country.

He added, “Like professional education, skills too must be made bankable. Technology must form an important part of the skill strategy not just to enhance the quality of training but also to address the challenges of scale, reach and cost of training. The country has a number of large-scale initiatives underway that will provide the impetus for the next level of growth. It will be my endeavor to facilitate a unified nation-wide effort towards this critical skill development initiative.”

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, business solutions and outsourcing organization that delivers real results to global businesses, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT and IT-enabled services delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™ (GNDM™), recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development.

A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 186,500 of the world’s best-trained IT consultants in 42 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $6.3 billion for fiscal year ended March 31, 2010 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.

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