Skills are invaluable when their deployment generates livelihood and transforms lives. Skill training and knowledge dissemination become a fulfilling engagement when this entails change which is visible and abiding. It is even more satisfying when it results in self-confidence and enhancement of one’s self-esteem.

Stories of the tribal students in Vikramgad and women of Fatehpur Sikri, covered in this edition of our newsletter, are heart-warming and make every effort put in skill development worthwhile.

We have also covered stories of two Paint Companies who have been our valuable partners.  AkzoNobel’s continued efforts in community development through the medium of skilling is laudable. The impact of their skilling programs can be seen in the significant life transformation of the beneficiaries of these programmes. Berger Paints involvement in training our World Skill competitor is indeed worthy of praise. Their commitment to training and skill development is setting new standards and we are deeply grateful to them.

This edition of our newsletter also covers our RPL engagements in the various programmes pertaining to the SANKLALP project, New Delhi Municipal Corporation, TNSDC and other privately funded initiatives.

We are proud to share that candidates trained by our training partners JKR Manpower, and Gulbharga Training Institutes have all secured international placements.

It is a matter of tremendous pride when we see our motto ‘Training to transform’ actualize on the ground.

We value the partnership of all our stakeholders.

Highlights –

  1. Berger I train makes painting aspirational
  2. AkzoNobel India (ANI) CSR brings significant life transformation
  3. Success story of skilling in tribal area – Vikramgad
  5. Training updates

At the Council, we are conscious of our role and will always strive to live up to the recognition we have received and the relationships we have entered into.

The National Council of Vocational Education and Training (NCVET), an overarching regulator establishing regulations and standards to ensure quality in the (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) TVET space, has recognized us, Paints & Coatings Skill Council as an Awarding Body in the Paints & Coatings Sector.

A tripartite MoU was also signed between Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India (MSDE), National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Paints & Coatings Skill Council (PCSC) to achieve the following objectives:-

  1. To ensure compliance by SSCs to Strategy Operating Guidelines as laid down by NSDC.
  2. To ensure Annual Business Plans are drawn by SSCs up as per the Strategic Guidelines and shared with MSDE & NSDC for monitoring of progress, review, and feedback.
  3. To implement new projects of strategic importance recommended by NSDC/ MSDE as part of the execution plan of SSC.

It is a matter of pride to be a part of the Skill India Mission and we are committed, as an SSC, to participate fully in the achievement of the objectives of this tripartite MoU.

We have signed various MoUs with important stakeholders in the Skilling Eco-system including Skill Universities and Academic Institutions. This is indeed a great moment of significance for all of us.

Highlights –

  1. Our journey from foundation till we getting recognised as an awarding body
  2. The importance of skilling in the Paints and Coatings sector
  3. MoU with the key organizations in the skilling ecosystem
  4. Training updates – STT, RPL, ToT
  5. Fair, Exhibition and Training for WorldSkills 2022

At the Paint & Coatings Skill Council, we are making every effort to commit ourselves to engaging in fee-based
programmes and broadening the scope of our activities.
RPL programmes are being successfully completed under the auspices of the SANKALP initiative in Gujarat and
Bihar. This is after its successful launch in UP. The RPL initiative in Tamil Nadu was also successfully completed
with the help of Nippon Paints.
A new Short Term Training Programme initiated in Vikramghad has generated a lot of interest in Painting Job
Roles amongst youth in that tribal area. Paint Simulators are being used to teach young people the technique
of spray painting. MAD Foundation and Harris Brushes are leading the social initiative.
JKR Manpower in Thanjavur (TN) and Gulbarga Technical Institute in Gulbarga (Karnataka) are training Industrial
and Protective Coatings Painters for jobs overseas. This is indeed a great example of our skilled workforce
gaining recognition overseas for their skills.
Our World Skill training is going on in full swing at the Kolkata ITRAIN centre of Berger Paints who have
undertaken the responsibility of training our contestants for the World Skill Competition.Many other
noteworthy initiatives undertaken by BWI, MGN Fellows, Pratham and by us through social media and Online
Webinars find mention in our Newsletter.



  1. Adarsh Gram Skill Camps project at Gujarat – 600 painters received training
  2.  RPL2 by TNSDC – 1000 painters received training
  3. Webinar on ‘Unblocking the bottlenecks in Skilling Ecosystem together with Mr. Paritosh Pathak’
  4. Day NULM Jharkahnd – assessment of 120 candidates
  5. Special coverage – Economic freedom, a strong tool to realize Aatmanirbhar Bhartiya Mahila
  6. Launch of Training center – Vikramghad, Maharashtra; with installation of Skillveri technology for spray painting
  7. Webinar on ‘How to make skill training and assessments Effective, Interesting and Valuable
  8. Berger sponsors training for 30 candidates at Gadchiroli, Maharashtra
  9. Initiation of Vedanta project by Prabhodita services

The IndiaSkill Competitions were held during the last quarter of 2021, culminating in the finals in January. IndiaSkills, the country’s biggest skill competition, is designed to demonstrate the highest standards of skilling and offers a platform to young people to showcase their talent at national and international levels. IndiaSkills Competition is held every two years with the support of state governments and industry. Winners of this competition will now get ready to participate at the WorldSkill International Competitions which will be held in Shanghai later this year.

This edition of our Newsletter traces the journey of our proud participants and the excellent work put in by all of them.


  1. Projects we propose to undertake in year 2022
  2. IndiaSkills Competition – Regional competition
  3. Launch of online course – Quality Chemist with Paint India
  4. Takeaways from our webinar – Role of Painting Contractors in Changing Customer Perception of Painting and Painters
  5. MGNF diary – Aatmanirbhar Bharat

We are witnessing the signs of recovery post pandemic. The dream of being the skill capital of the world is still within the grasp of our nation and we must all work relentlessly towards achieving this dream. As a Sector Skill Council, we know we have a large role to play. We are committed to developing industry relevant curriculum and content for industry ready job-roles that would benefit both, the Manufacturing and the Application sectors of the Paint Industry. Most importantly, it would provide meaningful livelihoods to many people.

We invite the industry stakeholders to join us in this journey and use the services of our Council fully through
fee-based trainings, participation in the National Apprentice Promotion schemes and creating centres of


  1. RPL across 5 states under the initiative of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav
  2. India Skill competition across several states
  3. BWI trains Women’s painters in Delhi
  4. RPL 1 under PMKVY 2.0 for Assistant Decorative Painter and Wood Polisher at Jharkhand
  5. ToT for Assistant Decorative Painter at Tamil Nadu
  6. We unveiled the upgraded website
  7. GC meeting held online
  8. We launched a webinar series to commenorate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav festivities

We are institutionalising safety practices in the way our Training partners and Assessment partners execute projects. We are resorting to maximising the impact of online training, committed to physical training wherever necessary.

We will do whatever it takes to be acknowledged as a leading and quality driven Awarding Body in the Skill Development Ecosystem representing the Paints & Coatings Sector.


  1. Special interview - Jason Gonsalves, Director of Kansai Nerolac
  2. PCSC moves to a new office
  3. PCSC signs MoU with Bosch
  4. Lok Bharti and Bhaskar Foundation - Covid relief work
  5. Ms Jazreen Deboo, MGNF giving insights on the systemic gaps in the skill development ecosystem

Women have consistently demonstrated that they have the spirit of resilience, the power to overcome and the strength of determination to succeed. For the thousands of stifled women in low-income communities across the country, there is an urgent need to unlock their power!

In this edition, you will find stories of transformation engineered by many groups that work with grassroots women - helping create powerful and enterprising women.


  1. PMKVY 2.0 targets accomplished - RPL at Meghalaya, Rajasthan, UP
  2. The Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) joined hands with us - Women scaling up the ladder in construction sector through certified painting training
  3. Covid Takeaways from Indsutry Leaders
  4. Annai Educational Trust - Empowering women through skill training
  5. Web meeting with MGN fellows

We are thankful to the MSDE, NSDC, our Master Trainers, our Training and Assessment Partners to trust us and support so far. We conducted various successful training since September even in the face of adversity. We have developed 3 online modules and are in the process of doing more. We are also conducting physical training by adopting all the safety guidelines to continue to reach the digitally disadvantaged and conform to all important requirements of hands-on training.


  1. Training – Assam, Bihar, Mizoram, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, UP
  2. Sankalp training and certification – UP
  3. National Safai Karmachari Finance Development Corporation – Maharashtra, UP
  4. Interview of Mr, Biji Kurien, ex-MD Berger Paints, ex-President IPA, our founding member
  5. We plan to reach 734 District Skill Committees

Uncertainty began with rapid technological change, growing economic interdependence, mounting political instability and it reached the peak with Corona pandemic hit across the globe. For thinking through objectively, we dont know whether this crisis is a chance for change or a long term danger. Currently, industry is facing the problem of labour reverse migration as the most conspicuous fall out of the Covid-19 crisis.


  1. Our efforts to fight Pandemic – Safety precautions video clip
  2. Webinar – Commencing tinting machine operations post lockdown
  3. Welcoming new members to the Governing Council
  4. PMKVY RPL 1 Certification ceremony, Bihar, UP
  5. Our Covid heroes on news
  6. Apollo Paints Center of Excellence inauguration by our CEO Mr. Jagdish Acharya
  7. Assam Skill Development Mission – meeting with Training partners
  8. Online training programs launched wherever possible owing to the current situation

We have initiated over 40,000 RPL certifications, Skilling with Backward Class, Scheduled Class and Safai Karmachari Organisations. We are in the process of Reviewing and Rationalising 18 existing QPs and creating 2 new QPs.


  1. About NAPS
  2. RPL – Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, New Delhi, UP
  3. Training of trainers – Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna
  4. Governing council meet –
  5. Short term training for women, Delhi
  6. Trainers, Training Partners, SPOC meet – Delhi and Kolkata

Our CEO Mr. Jagdish Acharya highlighting our journey so far and challenges ahead; emphasizing on how industry support will make all the initiatives more successful. Investment in skill will fuel the talent and talent will fuel business.


  1. About Santha Paint House, Kerala
  2. CxO conclave – opportunity to be our Master trainers
  3. WorldSkills competition
  4. Meetings – iTrain: Vijaywada, Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation, Indigo Paints: Kochi, Apprenticeship: Pakhwada, Governing council meet

We went on an advocacy blitz, presenting our objectives and explaining STT, RPL, RPL 4, and NAPS. Every regional meeting of IPA, ISSPA, IPCA and CII giving us chance to speak and the President urging ISSPA members to get actively involved in our activities.


  1. Regional meet – Jaipur, Chennai, Cochin, Kolkata. Karnataka, Kolkata
  2. Worldskills competition – 22-27th Aug, Kazan; Sahil Kapil – finalist representing us
  3. Activities – content review meet, our VP Affiliation and Training – Mr Suresh Mohandas presenting highlighted map of Tamil Nadu showing districts and RPL numbers done, Site Inspection – UP, Multi-state Multi-sector Industry Partnership Summit
  4. STT – UP, Tamil Nadu, New Delhi, Assam
  5. Training of trainers and assessors, Karnataka, Delhi

V. S. Ram bids adieu the council and introducing Jagdish Acharya as CEO moving ahead – a paint veteran with 40+ years across various segments and geographies.

We developed 7 apprenticeship courses, NSQF aligned; eligible for support under NAPS.


Lifetime achievement award to Mr. N. K. Bhatia, Director, Paints, and Coatings Skill Council
Rozgar Mela, Mumbai
WorldSkills competition history
RPL Mela, Tamil Nadu
Jagdish Acharya addressing at the Annual convention, ISSPA

This issue talks about many activities rolling out from our council. Monsoon is off business time for architectural activity and government has announced a special scheme RPL 4.0. We have planned RPL programs and short term training programs under state skill development initiatives.

Training books for most of the application QPs are now available.

We have taken a lead role in designing and arranging the current edition of the skill competition. We invite volunteers from the industry to come forward to participate as judges in the regional and national level competition.


  1. Rojgar Mela, Hisar, Haryana
  2. Skill competition, 31st May – 2nd June, Lucknow
  3. Skill summit, 9-10th June, Chennai
  4. All SSCs meet, 6th April, New Delhi
  5. New Assessment Partners on board

This issue we want to inform that our newsletters have resumed and training restarted with full vigour. Last 4 months saw execution of 10 training of trainers and assessors programs.

We are launching associate membership program to connect directly with industry stakeholders. This will open up council to the greater voice of industry partners and will ensure better alignment between the both.


  1. MoU with Jharkhand Skill Development Mission Society
  2. Rojgar Mela, Chhapra, Bihar
  3. WorldSkills competition, Abu Dhabi, Oct 15-18 2017
  4. Introducing training partners – CREDAI-Pune Metro, LabourNet
  5. Training of trainers, Chennai
  6. Training of trainers schedule – Jan- Mar 2018
  7. Benefits of becoming our associate member

This issue talks about the great headstart for our foundation year. It was all about establishing a skilling ecosystem to make a momentum towards our mission. The year 2016 ended well with the IPA exchanged an MoU with NSDC to establish a modern skill training facility for the paints and coatings sector in Kanpur.


  1. Kaushal Mela, Kanpur
  2. Our first Training of trainer and assessor, Berger training facility, Pune
  3. Center of Excellence, Kanpur
  4. National Painting Skill competition Finals, New Delhi