Tata veteran S Ramadorai has resigned as chairman of the government’s skill development agencies — NSDA and NSDC — sparking speculation that he might be headed back to India’s largest conglomerate. 

Ramadorai, 71, quit sometime last month and his resignation has been accepted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sources privy to the development said. 

Sources close to him said 71 year-old Ramadorai, who was appointed by the UPA government, had cited health reasons for putting in his papers. 

b’Ramadorai is the ex-TCS chairman | Source: PTI’

Rohit Nandan, Vice-Chairman of the Governing Body and Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, has been appointed interim head of the National Skill Development Agency till a full-time chairman is appointed. 

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) Board is likely to meet tomorrow to discuss the future road map, post the resignation. 

The former Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) chief was appointed chairman of the skill development agencies in May 2013 with a Cabinet rank. He is also the Chairman of Tata Institute of Social Sciences and AirAsia India. 

His resignation triggered talk that he might be headed back to the Tata Group where a search committee is looking for a full-time chairman after the board of Tata Sons ousted its first non-family chairman, Cyrus Mistry, last month.