Nashik, February 2, 2017: PNB Housing Finance, one of the leading housing finance companies in the country, recently organised two alumni meets of newly-skilled construction workers in Nashik, Maharashtra. PNB Housing, as a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, programme has been supporting the skilling programme for construction workers, run by the Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Associations of India (CREDAI).
The alumni meets were conducted to encourage contractors and CREDAI members to hire from the training centres. Last year, PNB Housing – true to its commitment to the cause of improving the lives of construction workers – committed to train 8,000 construction workers by March 2018 in association with CREDAI.
Over the last eight months, 334 unemployed and semi-skilled construction workers were trained at two centres in Nashik. So far, 235 candidates have been recruited by registered labour contractors, reflecting the success and impact of the training programme.
PNB Housing Finance Chief People Officer Anshul Bhargava said, “The training programmes have not only ensured jobs for the workers but also allied them with registered contractors. The programme has helped in eliminating the petty contractors from the system, who used to exploit these workers. The alumni meet is conducted to further empower these workers and give them an opportunity to engage with the executives from CREDAI and contractors. The feedback from the newly-skilled workers will also help us improve our skill development programme. Together with CREDAI, we will continue our efforts towards the overall upliftment and empowerment of construction workers across India”.
CREDAI President, Mr. Jaxay Shah said "As the apex body in the realty sector, CREDAI has been consistently involved in working towards the growth of the industry's stakeholders. Our joint efforts with PNBHFL have successfully transformed the lives of thousands of construction workers all across the country by providing skill training as per the global standards.
This alumni meet will further increase the engagement of the trained workers with CREDAI’s member developers which will enhance their growth opportunities and provide a suitable platform for their progress.
We now wish to sustain this momentum of our partnership with PNB Housing Finance to facilitate the Government's aim of making India the Skill Capital of the world. “
The alumni meets were conducted in Nashik on February 1 and 2, 2018. The training programme by PNB Housing includes masonry, bar-bending, shuttering and electrical wiring. The programme aims to upgrade skills of the construction workers as per global standards.
About PNB Housing Finance Limited
PNB Housing Finance Limited (NSE: PNBHOUSING, BSE: 540173) is promoted by Punjab National Bank and is a registered Housing Finance Company with National Housing Bank (NHB). The Company got listed on the Indian stock exchanges on 7th November, 2016. The Company offers its retail customers housing and non-housing loans. The Company is also into construction finance loans to real estate developers for residential housing. PNB Housing Finance is a deposit taking housing finance company.
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As the real estate apex body, CREDAI has been consistently involved in working towards the growth of the industry's stakeholders. Our joint efforts with PNBHFL have successfully transformed the lives of thousands of construction workers all across the country by providing skill training as per the global standards.
Through this alumni meet, we aim to further increase the engagement of the trained workers with our member developers to enhance their growth opportunities.
We now wish to sustain this momentum to facilitate the Government's aim of making India the Skill Capital of the world. "