MINUTES OF THE 38TH
MEETING OF NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR VOCATIONAL
TRAINING HELD ON 31st MAY,
2010 IN HALL No. 3, VIGYAN BHAWAN , NEW DELHI.
Appointment of two Instructors for two units of each trade with different qualifications.
Member Secretary informed
the members that the existing qualification of instructors of ITIs/ITCs are
being criticized in many places as ITI pass persons are taking the classes for
ITIs/ITCs. To make the teaching and training more effective it was necessary to
improve the quality and qualification of instructors. The council deliberated
the issue and recommended that institutes (ITIs/ITCs) desirous of taking
affiliation from NCVT should apply for a minimum of two units (or multiple of
two units) of a trade at a time which would require appointment of two
instructors, one for each unit. Out of these two instructors, atleast one
instructor must be with Diploma/Degree in relevant branch of engineering from
recognized board/university with requisite experience.
Removing the bar of upper
age limit for admission under Craftsmen Training.
Member Secretary informed
that as per Part II para 17 of Training Manual, at present candidates in age
group of 14-40 years can take admission in various trades under CTS. It was
observed that candidates were desirous for enhancing their skills but due to the
prescribed upper age limit, were deprived from taking admission in ITIs under
CTS further it was a hindrance to the promotion of lifelong learning. The
council after deliberation approved removal of the upper age limit for all
candidates joining training courses under Craftsmen Training Scheme.
Re-designation of Social
Study subject under CTS/ATS as “Employability Skills”.
Secretary informed that compulsory subject “Social Study” was taught to the
trainees under Craftsman Training Scheme (CTS) as well as Apprenticeship
Training Scheme (ATS) and it is mandatory for trainees to pass the subject. As
the working environment at industries was changed considerably during last
decade, it was felt that earlier social study subject was no longer relevant to
work place requirement. The council agreed for introduction of subject
“Employment Skill” in place of existing “Social Study” covering
1. Communication skills
2. English Proficiency
4. Entrepreneurial skills
Occupational safety and health
following norms were also approved by the council
1. Duration for training is to be decided by trade
expert committee. Holidays and after training hrs may be used for completing the
2. Subject be taught by guest faculty or existing
instructors of Social study, properly trained in new areas.
3. Training will be imparted using comprehensive study
material/ Question Bank developed by DGE&T.
will be included under “All India Trade Test” with 50 marks in place of
Social Study and trainees have to secure minimum 40% marks to pass the subject.
5. The course be introduced from the session starting
from August, 2011 for all schemes of DGE&T.
6. One MES
module should also be introduced under SDI Scheme on employability skills so
that existing trainees of ITIs or those passed out earlier may also be
benefitted by this course.
Reviewing the provisions
for setting up of workshops in multi-storied building. Keeping in view the escalating
cost of land, and non availability of required land in urban areas, metropolitan
and other cities, the council deliberated and approved vertical expansion, with
multi storied design for workshop with a condition that trades with heavy
machineries to be housed only in the ground floor and remaining trades may be
housed at any floor. Further, before housing any trade involving machineries at
any floor other than ground floor, a certificate regarding safety/suitability of
structure to house that trade from Civil/Structural Engineer would be necessary.
It was also approved that as per building bye laws, buildings having more than
three floors, provision of lift would be mandatory.
Introduction of IT literacy
courses in ITIs/ITCs.
computer literacy is demand of labour market, it was proposed to make IT
literacy course compulsory for the trainees of ITIs/ ITCs. The issue was
deliberated and the council approved to make the IT literacy course compulsory
for all the schemes. The council also approved the following guide lines in this
1. DOEACC be approved as one of the assessing and
certification bodies for assessment of trainees. Any institution set up by the
State Govt. for similar training and certification can also be used for and
2. NTC shall be issued only after passing this IT
3. This decision will be effective from August, 2011.
4. The DOEACC would develop study material and
e-learning package for mass scale training in the course.
5. The existing infrastructure of ITIs can be used to
implement this training programme.
6. The responsibility of training would rest with the
would decide the fee charged (if any) in consultation with DGE&T and
concerned State Governments.
Opening of new industrial
secretary informed that at present State/U.T Governments, Trusts and Societies
can establish ITIs/ ITCs. But as the Skill development Initiative has gained
momentum in the country, various organisations including companies like sole
propriety, private / public limited and promoters of SEZs, etc. are expressing
their interests to set up ITI/ITCs. So member secretary proposed that these
organizations should also be allowed to set up ITI/ITCs. After deliberations,
the council approved the proposal of opening of new ITIs/ITCs by companies like
sole propriety, private / public limited, registered under companies act,
societies & trusts registered as per act, and promoters of SEZs, etc.
Council also approved that these organization could also set up Trainers
Training Institutes as per rules and Act.