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Skill Development


Skill India initiative was launched by Prime Minister of India on 15th July, 2015. The Mission creates convergence across sectors and states in terms of skill training activities.

In line with National Skill Development Mission of the Govt. of India, Hydrocarbon Sector Skill Council (HSSC) was set up on 26-04-2016 to facilitate the skill development requirement in Hydrocarbon Sector.

Official Site of Hydrocarbon Sector Skill Council:

Skill Development Institutes (SDIs):

Six Skill Development Institutes (SDIs) at Bhubaneswar, Vizag, Kochi, Ahmedabad, Raebareli and Guwahati have been started by IOCL, HPCL, BPCL, ONGC, GAIL and OIL respectively. The SDIs are state-of-the-art Institutes, imparting skill training of Hydrocarbons sector, sub-sector to cater the sectoral need in different part of the country.

S No Location of SDIs Lead Company Inaugurated/ Functional
1 Bhubaneswar IOCL May-16
2 Visakhapatnam HPCL Oct-16
3 Kochi BPCL Dec-16
4 Ahmedabad ONGC Sep-17
5 Guwahati OIL Aug-17
6 Raebareli GAIL Nov-17

Till March, 2020, 15978 trainees have been trained by Skill Development Institutes.
Official websites of SDIs :

S No Location Official websites
1 SDI, Bhubaneswar
2 SDI, Visakhapatnam
3 SDI, Kochi
4 SDI, Ahmedabad
5 SDI, Guwahati
6 SDI, Raebareli

Other Initiatives:

Identification of trades and development of Qualification Packs (QP’s) for Oil & Gas Sector:

o The skill set required in the Hydrocarbon Sector are completely different from any other sector as this sector requires handling of flammable products and working in flammable environment.

o Several high priority trades have been identified in consultation with the Industry members for National Occupational Standard (NOS)/ Qualification Pack (QP) development. Till March 2020, 16 QPs have been approved by National Skill Qualification Committee (NSQC) and NSDC’s Qualification Registration Committee (QRC).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

o Under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY), Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Type-4 project, HSSC has certified large uncertified workforce engaged with the Dealers, Distributors and Contractors of IOCL, HPCL and BPCL in Retail Outlet Attendant (Oil & Gas), LPG Delivery Personnel and Tank Lorry Driver (Petroleum Products) Trades. Till March 2020, assessment of 72709 personnel has been completed.