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CRAFTSMEN TRAINING SCHEME IN INSTITUTES UNDER DGE&T

An initiative of Government of India, Ministry of Labour and Employment:
1.1.   The Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGE&T) in the Ministry of Labour, Government of India initiated Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS) in 1950 by establishing about 50 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) for imparting skills in various vocational trades to meet the skilled manpower requirements for technology and industrial growth of the country. 

1.2.  Under the Constitution of India, Vocational Training is a concurrent subject both of Central and State Governments.  The development of training schemes at National level, evolution of policy, laying of training standards, procedures, conducting of trade tests, certification, etc. are the responsibility of the Central Government, whereas the implementation of the training schemes largely rests with the State/UT Governments.  The Central Govt. is advised by the National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT), a tripartite body having representatives from employers, workers and Central/State Governments.

OBJECTIVES OF THE SCHEME

  • To ensure steady flow of skilled workers.
  • To   raise  the  quality  and  quantity  of  industrial production by systematic training of potential workers
  • To  reduce  unemployment  among   educated   youth   by  equipping them with suitable skills for industrial employment.