National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) has announced the launch of first ever National Skills Registry (NSR) for IT professionals at the India-US Information Security Summit.
Nasscom, the premier trade body of Indian IT software and service industry, said that the NSR has been launched in collaboration with the National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) in an attempt to further strengthen security in the Indian IT industry. The NSR will be a centralized database of information about the employee's professional and educational background and has been designed to ensure authenticity of data through independent verification and biometric identification of the individual. The National Skills Registry is a global first of its kind and this central repository will contain personal, professional and educational information about employees of the IT and BPO industry. NASSCOM is looking at the feasibility of extending a similar Registry to employees of the contractors to industry also, thus adding an additional layer of security for the industry.