Under the guidance of Honourable Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Government of India set up the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) in 2008 to ensure that India sustains its growth and helps the economically disadvantaged youth to raise their income levels by acquiring market oriented job skills.

NSDC is a first-of-its-kind Public Private Partnership (PPP) in India set up to facilitate the development and upgrading of the skills of the growing Indian workforce through skill training programs. A large part of the organisation's efforts are directed and towards developing the skills in the unorganised sector in India. NSDC supports skill development efforts, in India by funding skill training and development programmes.

For further details on NSDC please visit www.nsdcindia.org

Gem and Jewellery has been identified by the NSDC as a high growth sector to initiate skill-training programs. With this in mind, the leading bodies from within the jewellery industry have established the Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI) in July 2012.

The GJSCI represents all areas and functions of the industry, such as diamond processing, coloured gemstone processing, jewellery manufacturing, wholesale, retail and exports.

The founder organisations that have helped create the GJSCI are:

  • The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC)
  • The All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF)
  • The SEEPZ Gems & Jewellery Manufacturers Association (SGJMA) and
  • The Jewellers Association Jaipur.