SOME 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”.

Member 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 following topics.

1. Communication skills

2. English Proficiency

3. Quality Management tools

4. Entrepreneurial skills

5. Occupational safety and health

The 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 syllabus.

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.

4. Subject 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.

As 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 regard:

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 certification.

2. NTC shall be issued only after passing this IT literacy course.

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 institute/centre.

7. DOEACC would decide the fee charged (if any) in consultation with DGE&T and concerned State Governments.

 

Opening of new industrial training institutes/centers.

 

Member 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.