This financial year, the bank will be spending almost Rs 100 crore on skill development, the bank's Managing Director and Chief Executive told reporters on the sidelines of a bank event here.

When asked about the roadmap for achieving the government-mandated target of 2 percent of profit on corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects, she said, "Our spends group-wide are almost close to the 2 percent target."

Kochhar was speaking after its 22nd skill development academy was inaugurated by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at suburban Andheri.

She said the bank has already trained 60,000 underprivileged people in 13 specifically identified skill-sets, and is targeting to take the number to 1 lakh in the next 15 months.

Fadnavis said his government is creating a framework to skill the population and welcomed the work done by bodies like Pune's Symbiosis, which is planning to set up a skills university.

Kochhar also launched a programme wherein anybody can refer candidates to the skills academy through a dedicated website.

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