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METI and MSDE, India, Concluded an MOC Concerning Industrial Human Resource Development

On November 11 (Fri.), 2016, Mr. Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, concluded a Memorandum of Corporation on the Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme (hereinafter referred to as the “MOC”) with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), the Government of the Republic of India. The conclusion of the MOC is expected to accelerate the business development of Japanese companies in India and also to advance cooperation in fostering human resources for developing the manufacturing sector in the country.

1. Outline

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and MSDE concluded the MOC to facilitate on the human resource/skill development in the manufacturing sector in India, which is expected to grow further more in the middle and long-term, through collaboration between the public and private sectors of both countries in order to contribute to “Make in India” and “Skill India.”

2. Key points of the MOC

  1. Both Sides should promote the “Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme” and aim to train 30,000 Japanese standard shop floor leaders and engineers in manufacturing in the next 10 years.
    1. Japanese companies will set up Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM) to train future shop floor leaders of Japanese standard level in India with Japanese style key elements, e.g., Kaizen and 5S, and Japanese working methods.
    2. Japanese companies will establish Japanese Endowed Courses (JEC) with existing engineering colleges in India to train future candidate for middle management engineers in manufacturing sector.
  2. Both Sides should utilize appropriate resources and supporting measures by both countries for each JIM and JEC in order to achieve the goal.
  3. Both Sides should newly establish the inter-agency meeting: “Japan-India Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Dialogue”.
  4. Both Sides should newly establish the Steering Committee in India for periodical consultation to resolve problems which may emerge in realizing the projects.
  5. Both Sides should periodically report and confirm progress of the programme.

3. Specific action

In the summer 2017, as the first step of the series of efforts, JIMs will start by Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (Gujarat), Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Ltd. (Karnataka), and Daikin Air-Conditioning India Pvt. Ltd. (Rajasthan).

Release date

November 11, 2016

Division in Charge

Technical Cooperation Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau

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