Overview / Introduction
Skill Council for Green Jobs is one of the most recently launched initiatives of the Government of India aligned to the National Skill Development Mission. It is promoted by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The creation of the SCGJ was approved in the 10th meeting of National Skill Qualifications Committee held on 28th September 2015. Established as a not-for-profit, autonomous, industry-led society, the SCGJ was incorporated under the Societies Registration Act XXI, 1860 on 1st October, 2015.
To identify skilling needs of service users as well as manufacturers/ service providers, within Green Businesses sector, and implement nation-wide, Industry led, collaborative skills development & entrepreneur development initiatives that will enable meet India’s potential for “Green Businesses”.
Chief Executive Officer’s Message
What is Green Jobs?
Green jobs are decent jobs that contribute to preserve or restore the environment, be they in traditional sectors such as manufacturing and construction, or in new, emerging green sectors such as renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Skilling for Green jobs will help
- Improve energy and raw materials efficiency
- Limit greenhouse gas emissions
- Minimize waste and pollution
- Protect and restore ecosystems
- Support adaptation to the effects of climate change
At the enterprise level, green jobs can produce goods or provide services that benefit the environment, for example green buildings or clean transportation. However, these green outputs (products and services) are not always based on green production processes and technologies. Therefore green jobs can also be distinguished by their contribution to more environmentally friendly processes. For example, green jobs can reduce water consumption or improve recycling systems. Yet, green jobs defined through production processes do not necessarily produce environmental goods or services.
As illustrated by the diagram below, a distinction can thus be drawn between employment in green economic sectors from an output perspective and job functions in all sectors from an environmentally friendly process perspective. For the ILO, green jobs are all those jobs that fall in the dashed area:
Green jobs are central to sustainable development and respond to the global challenges of environmental protection, economic development and social inclusion. By engaging governments, workers and employers as active agents of change, the ILO promotes the greening of enterprises, workplace practices and the labor market as a whole. These efforts create decent employment opportunities, enhance resourcee efficiency and build low-carbon sustainable societies.
- At least half of the global workforce - the equivalent of1.5 billion people - is affected by the transition to a greener economy.” ILO (2012)
- The transformation to a greener and low-carbon economy could generate up to 60 million additional jobs across economic sectors. ILO (2012)
- “In the EU, 14.6 million direct and indirect jobs exist in the protection of biodiversity and rehabilitation of natural resources and forests.ILO (2012)
- Experiences from Brazil and other countries show that the formalization of some 15-20 million informal waste pickers and their integration into modern recycling systems could have significant economic, social and environmental benefits. ILO (2012)
Formation / Inception of SCGJ
The Government of India has announced the National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015. It envisages a major role of private sector as shared responsibility for skill development in the country. The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has been creating Skill Councils in various domains.
The initial funding for the Sector Skill Council is by the government through National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) with 10% contribution from the industry. It becomes a self-sustainable body over a period of 3-5 years.Read more
On 28th May, 2015. More recently, Skill Council for Green Jobs (SCGJ) has been created by MSDE. This Council is promoted by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Ministry of Power and Confederation of Indian Industry.
SCGJ is a registered not for profit society which is being managed by an industry led Governing Council. It would also have sector specific Advisory Board and country wide representation of Industry Members (including MSME’s).
Key Sectors covered by SCGJ
SCGJ will act as a bridge between the Government of India, State Governments and industry for developing strategy & implementing programmes for Skills Development, correlated to Industry needs but also aligned to best International practices. A national level data base of skilled manpower is proposed to be created which can be directly utilised by the industry.
What is Occupational Mapping?
SCGJ Organizational Structure
Membership Comparative Chart
SCGJ Targets for the year
Brochure of Skill Council for Green Jobs
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