Telecom Sector Skill Council and Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) have announced a partnership on 7th May 2018 to collaborate in implementing smart city initiatives through development of ICT and telecom architecture for the project. The MoU was signed by Shri V. Umashankar, Chief Executive Officer, GMDA and Lt. Gen Dr. SP Kochhar, Chief Executive Officer, TSSC in Gurugram.
As per the MoU both TSSC and GDMA will share certain responsibilities. TSSC would help in establishing the mechanism for setting up a functional telecom/ICT manpower by TSSC, required by GMDA. GMDA intends to position Gurugram as the ‘Smartest City’ by implementing various projects that leverage on telecom technology for planning, infrastructure development and delivery of services to its citizens. TSSC ha expertise in execution of projects of skill training in the field of Telecom/ICT.
Commenting on the partnership, Lt. Gen Dr. SP Kochhar, CEO Telecom Sector Skill Council said “We are happy to partner with GMDA for the implementation of Smart City initiatives. TSSC has been making its own efforts to explore the possibilities of expanding the concept of digital India in a big way. Our efforts has been to strengthen our infrastructure in order to expedite our efforts towards this end. We are glad that this MOU would surely provide us with an opportunity to do our best in the implementation of Smart City initiatives.”
Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) is an industry led apex body and committed to ensure adequate skilled manpower to boost growth and productivity in Telecom sector by developing necessary framework for standards, Curriculum and Quality assurance at all levels in Vocational/ technical programs to meet the needs of telecom industry and participation in regional and vocational telecom sector development initiatives.
The GMDA was established in 1992 as per Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority Act 1985 (amended). It replaced the erstwhile Guwahati Development Authority constituted in 1962 under the Town and Country Planning Act, 1959 (amended). In order to ensure planned development of the Metropolitan area, GMDA has adopted the Master Plan and Zoning Regulations prepared by the Town and Country Planning Department, Govt. of Assam, in 1992 and is now in the process of preparing a new Master Plan and Zoning Regulations.