Amitabh Kant emphasized on Adaptive, flexible, resilient workforce in the Fifth Express IT Awards

As improvements in technology release transformative changes in the business, taking away regular jobs, India requires to address the difficulty of job losses by building flexible and adaptive workforces, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on this Thursday. Addressing at the fifth Express IT Awards, Kant stated that robots and artificial intelligence were bringing advantages by improving potency and lowering costs. “India must welcome the technology, and we must re-structure the education system to assure we create enough new-age jobs,” Kant said.

“Many millions of jobs, particularly repetitive ones, are at grave risk of being eliminated. Rather of regular employees, there would be pools of skilled freelancers who need to be more flexible and modern and adopt an open lifestyle. This would satisfy the millennials who care less about job safety and more about versatility and self-determination,” Kant observed. He stated that India’s education system requires being re-thought with a focus on grown learning and skill development, which was needed on a large scale. He felt public-private corporations should be encouraged to excite investment in necessary infrastructure and to incentivize the private area to re-skill workforces to meet the demands of the workplace.

A strong focus on preparation for new job descriptions was called for, Kant said. “We need to adopt tech to enable India for a quantum jump,” he said. The Atal Innovation Mission was centring on this through 1,500 schools, and the number was supposed to rise to 2,500 schools soon, he said. Kant said that today’s tech revolution was several from the industrial revolution. “However, jobs will not solely vanish; they will be redefined,” he replied. He listed out the that the best Indian IT companies would not be capable of matching the efficiency of robots and AI. However, the quality of living would develop, and it would also lighten the stress of humans from repetitive jobs in India. “The perception of the internet in rural areas would promote the entry of women into the labour market,” he said.

Textiles, food processing, and gems & jewellery are the sectors that could extend to need labour-intensive technology. Each state should take a command based on its core proficiency, he explained.

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