Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers Current Affairs

MoUs inked to address Chemical Industry’s need of Skilled Manpower

Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers (MCF) signed MoUs to address the Industry’s need of Skilled Manpower.

These MoUs will enhance strategic tie between both parties to scale up skill development and entrepreneurship initiatives in the country. It will also collectively address the incremental human resource requirement in the Petrochemicals, Fertilizers and Pharmaceutical industry.

MSDE will implement this partnership for human resource requirement through Directorate General of Training (DGT) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

According to NSDC Report, there is a huge requirement of trained and efficient manpower in production, quality control and Research and development the Petrochemicals, Fertilizers and Pharmaceutical industry. At present around 19 lakh manpower is required in pharmaceutical industry alone and it is expected to go up to 35 lakh by 2022.


Government appoints Shaktikanta Das as Revenue Secretary

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved the appointment of Shaktikanta Das, a 1980 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Tamil Nadu cadre, as the new Revenue Secretary, replacing Rajiv Takru.

Mr. Das, who is at present Fertilizers Secretary in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, will take charge as Revenue Secretary in the finance ministry after Mr. Takru relinquishes the post.