New Delhi, January 18, 2022: Chetak Logistics has taken a major step forward to meet the growing requirement of a skilled workforce for the logistics sector in India, and perhaps that would satisfy even global requirements.
India is expected to meet the workforce demand of about 28.4 million workforces by 2022 for the fast-growing integrated sector of transportation, logistics, warehousing and packaging, according to the latest report by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). The industry currently employs over 16.74 million employees.
A path-breaking memorandum of understanding signed between the Delhi Skill and Entrepreneur University (DSEU) and Chetak Logistics has heralded a new chapter in the logistics industry of India. These premier institutions of India will jointly develop a course curriculum for Logistics and Transportation Courses at DSEU.
According to a report June 2021 report by NITI Aayog and RIMI and RIMI India,” Today, the logistics sector represents five per cent of India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employs 2.2 crore people. India handles 4.6 billion tonnes of goods each year, amounting to Rs. 9.5 lakh crore total annual cost. These goods represent a variety of domestic industries and products: 22 per cent are agricultural goods, 39 per cent are mining products, and 39 per cent are manufacturing-related commodities. Trucks and other vehicles handle most of the movement of these goods. Railways, coastal and inland waterways, pipelines, and airways account for the rest.”
Besides DSEU, Chetak Foundation(the CSR arm of the Group) has also tied up with Vision Spring for its Vision and Road Safety initiatives. The Foundation has also associated with credible organizations like Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi Metro, IoCL, Haryana Government and CRPF for its health, nutrition, environmental and road safety projects.
Speaking on occasion, Ms. Neharika Vohra, Vice-Chancellor, DSEU, said, “We are delighted to enter into an agreement with Chetak Logistics to work on upgrading the course structure of Logistics and Transportation courses at DSEU and to enhance employability of our students. We are glad that Chetak Group is offering Jai Krishna Scholarship awards to students pursuing these courses. We look forward to maintaining a long and fruitful relationship.”
By 2030, it has been predicted that there will be 41 ‘megacities’ with populations of more than 10 million people. Megacities will provide a stiff challenge for firms tasked with making deliveries swiftly in a gridlocked metropolis.
Mr Sachin HaritasH, Director, Chetak Logistics, said, “We are delighted to have tied up with the prestigious Delhi Skill and Entrepreneur University. Our father, Late Shri J K Sharma, created livelihood opportunities for thousands of people and was passionate to help the underprivileged people in society.”
To take his vision forward, the Foundation has set up ‘Jai Krishna Scholarship’ to help students of the Economically Weaker Section and Jai Krishna Logistics Awards to recognize the DSEU students who will provide innovative solutions in the logistics domain.
“We are thankful to Vice-Chancellor Ms. Neharika and her team for this alignment, which will seek to make students employable through world-class skill education”, he added.
DSEU was established by the Government of Delhi in August 2020 for Skill development and to seek employment and teach an entrepreneurial mindset. Chetak Group was set up in 1979. It provides Total Supply Chain Solutions including Transportation Services through all modes, Warehousing & Distribution, International Freight Forwarding, Customs Clearance & Logistics Services. It is located in Delhi and has 60 offices and branches spread across India at major industrial hubs.