Directorate General Training (DGT)

The Directorate General of Training consists of the Directorate of Training and Directorate of Apprentice Training. This includes a network of Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in States; Advanced Training institutes (ATIs), Regional Vocational Training Institutes (RVTIs) and other central institutes. A number of training programmes catering to students, trainers and industry requirements are being run through this network. The building blocks for vocational training in the country - Industrial Training Institutes - play a vital role in the economy by providing skilled manpower in different sectors with varying levels of expertise. ITIs are affiliated by National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT). DGT also operationalises the amended Apprentices Act, 1961.

The Directorate General of Training (DGT), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, on Monday announced the launch of five high-end diploma courses for the academic year 2017.

The five courses in welding technology, industrial electronics and automation, manufacturing technology, automotive technology and IT, networking and cloud computing were cleared on Monday at the sub-committee meeting of National Council of Vocational Training, an official release said.

National Council for Vocational Training(NCVT)

Ministry of Labour & Employment has constituted a tripartite body at the National level namely National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) to advise the Government on training policies,norms and standards, trade testing and certification.

The National Council for Vocational Training, an advisory body, was set up by the Government of India in 1956 (the then National Council of Training in Vocational Trades—NCTVT). The Council has been entrusted with the responsibilities of prescribing standards and curricula for craftsmen training, advising the Government of India on the overall policy and programmes, conducting All India Trade Tests and awarding National Trade Certificates

Organisational Set-Up of NCVT

Name The name of the Council shall be National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT), strengthened and re-engineered with a broader mandate and representation. The main functions include the following:

1 . Design, development and maintenance of NVQF which inter-alia includes
  • Setting up a framework for competency standards, structure of courses, credit structure, accumulation and certification
  • Setting up a framework for affiliation and accreditation of institutions
  • Quality-control mechanism

2 . Labour-market information system and dissemination of information at the national level
3 .Monitoring and evaluation on the effectiveness and efficiency of national skill-development efforts through appropriate
     reporting and communication mechanisms

Headquarters      The headquarters of the Council shall be in New Delhi.

Objectives      The Council shall function as a central agency to advise the Government of India in framing the training policy and coordinating
                            vocational training throughout India.

Function The functions of the Council shall be to :
  • Establish and award National Trade Certificates in engineering, building, textile and leather trades and such other trades as may be brought within its scope by the Government of India
  • Prescribe standards in respect of syllabi, equipment, and scale of space, duration of courses and methods of training
  • Arrange trade tests in various trade courses and lay down standards of proficiency required for a pass in the trade test leading to the award of National Trade Certificate
  • Arrange for ad-hoc or periodical inspections of training institutions in the country to ensure that the standards prescribed by the Council are being followed
  • Recognise training institutions run by government or by private agencies for purposes of the grant of National Trade Certificates and lay down conditions for such recognition
  • Co-opt, if necessary, any person or persons to advise the Council in connection with its work
  • Prescribe qualifications for the technical staff of training institutions
  • Prescribe the standards and conditions of eligibility for the award of National Trade Certificates
  • Generally control the conditions for the award of National Trade Certificates
  • Recommend the provision of additional training facilities, wherever necessary, and render such assistance in the setting up of additional training institutions or in the Organisation of additional training programmes as may be possible
  • Advise the central government regarding distribution to state governments of the contribution of the Government of India towards expenditure on the Craftsmen Training Scheme
  • Perform such other functions as may be entrusted to it by the Government of India
  • Perform such functions as are assigned by or under the Apprentices Act, 1961

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