Wednesday, October 25, 2006

National rogues' gallery

I got an email from my employer today:

National Skills Registry (NSR) – An initiative by NASSCOM

National Skills Registry (NSR) – An IT & ITeS industry initiative taken-up by NASSCOM

India has emerged as the global hub for IT and ITeS industry and is providing services to customers ranging from corporates, public bodies and even foreign governments. India can remain attractive to such customers only so long as we are able to keep up our service delivery to their satisfaction and demonstrate that we are following best practices in recruitment, information security, etc.
NASSCOM has established a database (called National Skills Registry or NSR) of IT professionals. NSR will register details of IT professionals and will carry out the verification of the information. This will ensure that Indian IT sector employees will be registered on a central database, have a unique identity number and background checked. This will instill confidence about the credentials of the IT professionals to customers and employers.
XYZ has decided along with leading Indian IT Companies to be a part of this initiative taken by NASSCOM. It is expected that over a period of time, all Indian IT professionals will be part of this database and it will become the standard mechanism to establish the credentials. Also Consulates of different countries may look at the database registration with background verification, as preferred criteria / eligibility for visa. The visa issue process can also become easier and faster with this.
We encourage you to partake in this initiative. Watch this space for more information on how to register yourself.

What is the implication of this? iteresting thoughts.. maybe i will post later when i have the time.. right now, getting ready for france onwards to India....:)