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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

IMPROVEMENTS IN APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING SCHEME AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE SCHEME

IMPROVEMENTS IN APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING  SCHEME AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE SCHEME 

No. DGET-19/09/2013-CD 
Government of India 
Ministry of Labour & Employment 
Directorate General of Employment & Training 

Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi-1 
Dated: 10th December, 2013 

PUBLIC NOTICE 

INVITING COMMENTS / SUGGESTIONS FROM GENERAL PUBLIC / STAKEHOLDERS 
REGARDING FUNCTIONING OF ITIs, IMPROVEMENTS IN APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING 
SCHEME AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE SCHEME 


          The Ministry of Labour and Employment has constituted a Working Group to look into the various aspects of functioning of ITIs, Apprenticeship Training Scheme, and Skill Development Initiative Scheme, and suggesting improvements therein. The terms of reference of the Working Group are as under: 

A. Issues related to ITIs: 

1. Recruitment / engagement of faculty – systems adopted, conditions, remuneration etc.
2. Qualification of instructors
3. Training of Trainers
4. Policy to best utilize the available infrastructure / built up space
5. Improving autonomy and flexibility for better management of institutes
6. Activating Institute Management Committees
7. Improving / standardizing the admission system
8. Improving examination, assessment and certification systems
9. Payment to examiners / copy checkers etc.
10. Improving placement / employment and tracking of candidates
11. Strategies for opening ITIs in un-served / underserviced areas
12. Making ITIs run more short term courses and SDIS courses
13. Using technology for distance learning
14. Develop and use of better teaching and learning aids
15. Demand side management
16. Making ITIs self-sustainable
17. Any other issues deemed necessary

B. Issues related to Apprenticeship Training Scheme (ATS):

1. Changing administrative and legal framework of ATS
2. Increasing apprenticeship seats and utilization
3. Improving the sectoral coverage of apprenticeship seats
4. Simplifying processes (such as online notification of vacancies, registration of
apprenticeship contract, etc.) and bringing flexibility
5. Any other issues deemed necessary

C. Issues related to Skill Development Initiative Scheme (SDIS):

1. Increasing the focus of SDIS towards employment
2. Identifying and suggesting implementation methods for Key Performance
Indicators of Vocational Training Providers (VTPs)
3. Suggesting ways to improve monitoring of VTPs, and improving their functioning
through an incentive / penalty system etc.
4. Any other issues deemed necessary


          A copy of the orders constituting the Working Group is appended below. Comments / suggestions are invited from the general public / stakeholders on the issues being deliberated upon by the Working Group. The comments can be sent by email to Shri Shikhar Agrawal (Director General of Employment and Training) on the address shikhar.agrawal@nic.in latest by 31st December 2013. 
 
 sd/-
(Shikhar Agrawal) 
Director General/JS 
Phone:-2371 0446

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