Shikha Bhasin, Apurupa Gorthi, Vaibhav Chaturvedi
July 2020 | Sustainable Cooling
Suggested citation: Bhasin, Shikha, Apurupa Gorthi, and Vaibhav Chaturvedi. 2020. A Universal Certification System for India’s Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Servicing Sector. New Delhi: Council on Energy, Environment and Water.
This issue brief details the framework that can enable India to implement a certification system for the refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) servicing sector. The India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP) has identified a skill certification system and the standardisation of training curricula as two immediate steps to be taken for developing the servicing sector. The brief highlights the institutional setup, with public and private actors, needed to effectively manage the certification system. The brief also puts forward the core principles, including equity, improved job opportunities and growth, and easier access to social welfare programmes, that the design and functionality of this system must reflect.