Subroto Bagchi selected head Odisha Skill Development Authority


Mindtree cofounder and former chairman Subroto Bagchi has been selected by the government of Odisha to head the state’s Skill Development Authority.

Naveen Patnaik has invited co-founder of Mindtree and well-known IT entrepreneur, Subroto Bagchi to set up a unified body to guide, implement and oversee all skill development programmes in the State

Bagchi has decided to draw a salary of Rupees 1 per year for this role.

Subroto Bagchi head of Odisha Skill Development Authority

He will begin his work with a visit to all the 30 districts of the state to get a first-hand understanding of the initiatives on the ground and submit his recommendations based on which, a detailed programme will be worked out.

Odisha Skill Development Authority will unify the initiatives on the ground and create momentum for youth of the state to receive skill training in a professional manner.

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“I am deeply humbled and honoured to serve my motherland. This is the State that nourished me. Now it is time to give back,” Subroto Bagchi said.