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Deloitte nearly doubles workforce in three years in India

As it invests in people and productive capacity in the nation, Deloitte in India has hired close to 50,000 professionals over the previous three years, nearly doubling the workforce, the audit firm said on Friday.

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP stated in a statement that it concentrated on developing skills to deliver technology-driven growth. The completion of a pilot project to help solve the problem of stubble burning in North India was also announced.

According to the statement, Deloitte has hired around 50,000 professionals in India during the past three years. “The organisation plans to continue to invest in people and productive capacities in India, with a focus on innovative approaches to support education, digital skills development, and training opportunities.”

At the US-India CEO Conference, which was held here on Friday, Punit Renjen, retired Deloitte Global CEO Emeritus, emphasised the potential of India and the significance of skilling and nature-based solutions. “I believe, this is India’s century, and the country has a unique opportunity to lead the world in addressing some of the critical issues that we face. India’s future innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders will need new skills to help them meet these challenges,” he said.

In India, Deloitte is still offering educational opportunities. In partnership with The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Deloitte AI Academy develops and reskills workforces to bridge the technology talent gap. Deloitte’s StepUp programme educates third-year engineering college students on industry-specific skills and cutting-edge technologies. Deloitte intends to keep engaging with the larger community over the coming years with an emphasis on STEM, innovation, leadership, and digital.

50 million people in India are addressed by Deloitte’s WorldClass, a global initiative to train 100 million people for careers and opportunities by 2030. Almost 125 nonprofit organisations from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Orissa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Uttarakhand, and Rajasthan have received support from WorldClass since its start in 2017.

A successful pilot project by Deloitte India in Haryana in 2022 led to a 69% reduction in farm fire or stubble burning incidents. The announcement stated that it was anticipated that this trial effort will save nearly 2,000 lives over time. In the state of Haryana, where eight districts account for a total of nearly 90% of the state’s fires, Deloitte India aims to expand the effort.

Together with this, Deloitte India has said it will execute pilot projects in the neighbouring states of Punjab (SAS Nagar district) and Uttar Pradesh (Ghaziabad district). Fatehabad, Sirsa, Jind, Kaithal, Kurukshetra, Ambala, Yamuna Nagar, and Karnal would be among the eight districts in Haryana. The project intends to keep enlisting the assistance of local organizations, farmers, local communities, and business partners.

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