Subroto Bagchi selected head Odisha Skill Development Authority

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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.

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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.

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