In an interview, Subrata Roy, Managing Worker and Chairman, Sahara India Pariwar, talks about India’s economic growth and the necessity of good talent to achieve the target.
India is trying to raise 500 million skilled people by the end of 2022. How can companies help to make this dream comes true?
I think the human resource development is the best part of Indian corporate, working as the biggest platform of trained people. Thereby, they should try hard to get this target. It is also important to develop the entrepreneurial skills. The corporate sector should come forward to increase the job opportunities and take the employment as investment to boost up the economical condition of the country.
In such a doubtful economic condition, how can India manage to gain growth?
Actually, the focus is shifting to the developed countries in order to improve the economical conditions of such countries. Besides this, declining economy, inflation, degrading fiscal discipline and also the huge external deficit are the reasons for the uncertain economic condition of India. It is the high time to take some serious steps for the country. It is crucial to develop the social infrastructure, healthcare, education and other sectors. Moreover, it is highly essential to change from ‘economy of elite’ to ‘economy of collective growth’. In the past few years, India has managed to reveal nine percent growth and the economic indicators were positive for us. But, in reality, nine percent growth is very low employment generation. While you are looking forward to change the whole scenario, then it is important to change government’s point of views of dealing and implementing policies. In fact, the corporate India also has to change their objectives. It is necessary to provide good education, health services and improve the standard of living to every people of the country. To improve the economic condition, it is important to spread job opportunities at every level. As a result of it, government will receive revenue and corporate sector can get a good market for them.
Well, you are going to provide more than 56,000 vacancies. Is it one of your strategies?
Sahara has managed to get the position of second largest employer in India by Time magazine. We provide jobs in all tier 1, 2 and 3 cities. At present, we are thinking to expand our business in many sectors. These 56,000 vacancies are for the critical senior resource requirement. Moreover, we are going to hire more than four lakh employee from different levels. Sahara is spreading its business in different sectors which include luxury real estate and lifestyle venture, infrastructure and housing, FMCG and retail, financial services, healthcare, beverages and food. To make our dream come true, we are investing almost 32,400 crore in every sector of this plan.
Are people from every sector can get this job opportunity?
These 56,000 vacancies are only for some experienced and skilled people. However, we will hire four lakh people from every level very soon. Secondly, we are also providing good business scopes for people to work with their independent franchises. It is my belief that if the people and other stakeholder of a company can grow then the organization will definitely grow.
Why are you going to hire such a huge workforce?
Well, we are going to start a learning and development centre- Gurukul to provide proper behavioural training, knowledge on philosophy and our culture.
Are you planning to hire talent from tier 1, 2 cities?
They have proper education and people of small cities are very professional and skilled. The only thing that they need is the right opportunity. So our plan is to give a chance to the people of smaller cities.
Sahara India Pariwar is a major entity on the corporate scene having diversified business interests that include Finance, Infrastructure & Housing, Media & Entertainment, Sports, Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Services & Trading.