Pune: The Maharashtra government and app-based cab service provider Ola have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create 10,000 jobs. The MoU was signed in the presence of Chief Minister Devendra Fadanavis by Aseem Gupta, Principal Secretary, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Development, GoM, and Sandeep Divakaran, CFO of Ola Fleet Technologies (OFT), recently.
The MoU is focused on training, skill development and empowerment of 10,000 driver partners in the next two years. As part of the initiative, Ola will work closely with the State’s Skill Development Department in providing essential utilities and technology framework that will ensure an improved employment plan for the youths of Maharashtra.
Aseem Gupta, Principal Secretary, said, “In line with the Prime Minister’s vision, the government of Maharashtra has also prioritised the skill development mission and set a vision of equipping 45 million Indians with employable skills by the year 2022.”
Sandeep Divakaran, CFO, Ola Fleet Technologies, said, “We are proud to work with the government and train and provide the right skill set to thousands of men and women across Maharashtra and help them take their first step towards entrepreneurship. Government’s focus on economic development and employment generation will add impetus to its efforts in creating an enabling environment for the unemployed.”