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National Council on Vocational Training (NCVT)

The main objective of these scheme is to provide semi-skilled workmen to industries. It also helps the jobseekers in improving their employability in terms of either wage employment or self-employment. This scheme is implemented in the State through Government owned Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), Grant-in-Aid Industrial Training Centers (ITCs) & Self Financed ITCs and Kaushalya Vardhan Kendra(KVKs).

Duration of the Scheme :

  • 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:
  • 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
    • Labour-market information system and dissemination of information at the national level
    • 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

Terms of Office of Members :

  • The terms of office of all non-official members of the Council or any standing committee appointed by the Council shall be three years from the date of appointment or nomination as the case may be, provided that a member appointed or nominated in his/her capacity as a member of a particular body or as the holder of a particular appointment shall automatically cease to be member if he/she ceases to be a member of that body or the holder of that appointment. Any person appointed to a casual vacancy among the non-official members of the Council for the residue of the term for which the person whose place he/she fills would have been a member.
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