Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Steps taken by government for upgradation of craft training Centres and ITIs

Posted On: 23 JUL 2021 4:29PM by PIB Delhi

The Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) are affiliated by the Directorate General of Training (DGT), an attached office of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. However, day to day management and administrative control of ITIs remains with the respective State Governments or its’ managements. The respective state governments and the private management upgrade the ITIs as per the norms and need from time to time. In addition, the central government also aids the upgradation by providing financial aids through the following schemes:

  1. Upgradation of existing Government ITIs into ModelITI under whichan amount of Rs.143.31 crores (including State Share) has been released for upgradation of 29 ITIs.
  • II. Enhancing Skill Development Infrastructure in North Easternunder which.Rs. 237.06 crore (Central Share) has been released for interaliaupgradation of 22 ITIs.
  1. Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement project also supports among other activities upgradation of it is for which Rs 284.80 crores has been released to 421 ITIs.

ITIs are for training the potential industrial workforce through long-term training programmes mainly, of 1 and 2 year duration. However, in case of surplus capacity they may be affiliated for conducting short term training programmes which can be customized among others also forexisting and workers of unorganized sector as per the contextual needs. In addition, 295 ITIs have been affiliated by the DGT for offering short term training programme under PradhanMantriKaushalVikasYojana 3.0.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, ShriDharmendraPradhan in a written reply in the RajyaSabha today.

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