New Delhi: The Rubber, Chemical and Petrochemical Skill Development Council (RCPSDC) on Monday announced appointment of Mr. Rummy Chhabra as its new Chairman. Mr. Chhabra was elected at the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Council held on 1st September 2021. He will be responsible for overseeing the operations of RCPSDC and work closely with its governing Council on strategic issues related to the growth of the Rubber, Chemical and Petrochemical industry in India.
Mr. Rummy Chhabra is also the Chairman & Managing Director of Metro Tyres Ltd with over 38 years of experience in the Rubber sector. The leadership position of Metro Tyres in the Indian Cycle Industry, spearheaded by the dynamic leadership of Mr Chhabra, reflects the fact that ‘METRO’ has continuously been the market leader in the Cycle Rickshaw tyres & tubes segment.
He is also the President of the Indian Cycle & Rickshaw Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ICRTMA). He has been a Governing Council member of RCPSDC since its inception and has always guided the Council with his vision.
To ensure availability of skilled human resources to rubber industry, RCPSDC, a Sector Skill Council for the rubber & chemical sector was set up by All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA), Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), for focusing on skill development & training needs of the rubber & chemical sector.
Newly appointed chairman, Mr. Chhabra said: “The Rubber & Chemical industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the Indian economy and has huge potential to add significant value to the country. It will be an important contributor to achieving the vision of a trillion-dollar manufacturing economy for India.”
“As I learnt that RCPSDC is developing some qualification packs for chemical and petrochemical vertical, the training programs would be focused more on live-project and on-job training methodology so, the students are readily deployable as per the requirement of the industry. RCPSDC has developed a path that helps individual to get trained and certified in appropriate skills leading to employment opportunity in collaboration with industry,” he added.
“Over the years, we have successfully skilled over a million professionals for the Rubber and Plastic industry and have a wide footprint across India. We are also looking at raising the bar for skill development for this sector, so as to achieve global quality training, and make it available in India. We welcome Mr. Rummy Chhabra as the chairman and wish him the best,” said Ms. Shewani Nagpal, COO, RCPSDC.