NSDC Board appoints Jayant Krishna as interim CEO

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) announced the appointment of Jayant Krishna as its interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Krishna has assumed office on 10th November 2015 and will be in office until the selection and appointment of the new MD and CEO.

Krishna is on deputation for the period of his appointment at NSDC from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). This is in keeping with the unique model of Public Private Partnership embedded in NSDC. As India's largest private sector company by market capitalization, TCS is committed to supporting the PM's skills agenda for the nation.

Krishna has been an overall industry experience of over 29 years. He has been a champion of apprenticeship reform in Indian industry and leads the CII Task Force for the same. He has been actively involved with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship's (MSDE) Special Taskforce on Apprenticeship Curriculum Rationalization and the Committee for the Optimization of Sector Skill Councils (SSCs). He was also involved in the evolution of the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) as well as, the formulation of India's 12th Five Year Plan with respect to the nation's skills ecosystem.