Craftsman Training Scheme
ObjectivesThe Craftsman Training Scheme was introduce by government of India in 1950 to ensure a steady flow of skill workers in different trades for the domestic Industries, to raise quantitatively and qualitatively the Industrial production by systematic training , to reduce unemployment among the educated youth by providing them employable training , to cultivate and nurture a technical and industrial attitude in the minds of younger generation. The scheme, most important in the field of vocational training , has been shaping Craftsmen to meet the existing as well as future manpower need , through the vast network of ITIs' in the state the day-to-day administration of ITIs' under the Craftsman Training Scheme was transferred to State Government with effect from the year 1956.
National Council for Vocational TrainingThe government of India transferred the administration of ITIs' to the State Government concerned, while retaining the functions of co-ordinating Craftsman Training and laying down the training policy with it and the Director General of Employment and Training is looking after these functions. This decision has further accentuated the need for central agency for assisting or advising the Central Government in the discharge of responsibilities regarding Craftsman Training. It has accordingly been decided in consultation with the State Government to set-up a National Council for Vocational Training . Accordingly with a view to ensure and maintain uniformity in the standards of training all over the country, the National Council for Vocational Training, and advisory body, was set-up by the government of India in the year 1956. The council has been entrusted with responsibilities of prescribing the standards and curricula for Craftsman Training, Advising the Government of India on the overall policy and programme , conducting All India Trade Test and awarding National Trade Certificate. The National Council is chaired by Minister of Labour with members representing Central and State Government departments, employers and workers organisation, professional and learned bodies , AICTE , Schedule Cast and Schedule Tribe , All India Women Organisation etc. It is essential for all ITIs/ITCs to get affiliated to NCVT in each trade / unit before admitting the trainees.
State Council for Vocational TrainingThe State Council for Vocational Training is a counter part of NCVT at State level and it plays the same role, that is played by NCVT at National level. The SCVT is Chaired by the Secretary for Higher and Technical Education.
Status Of Craftsman Training Scheme In MaharashtraIn Maharashtra State there was the steady growth of ITIs' from 1960 to 1990 and till the the total No. of ITIs' functioning were 131 and the intake capacity for training was 41292
In 1995 Government of Maharasthra has taken a policy decision to establish one ITI at each Taluka. Accordingly from 1995 to 1998 , 181 new ITIs' were introduced, raising the intake capacity of ITIs' to 64268. During 1999-2000 ,35 more ITIs' have comeup raising the total intake capacity to 65704
In Continuation to the decision taken by the Government in 1995 to start one ITI each Taluka Government have taken deciosion to start 32 Government ITIs in newly created 32 Talukas , in 2006.
Accordingly the present Status of the intake in all ITIs as follows : Proposed ITI in 2009- 10
There are all together 89 trades in which training is imparted in the Govt. ITIs.
List Of Engg. And Non-Engg. Courses With Entry Qualification
Priority For Women EducationTo promote women for Vocational Education, 15 ITIs are started for women only. more over, in the ITIs which have been started w.e.f. 1990 with 6 & 8 trades, in which 2 trades are reserved for women and ITIs with 4 trades are having 1 trade for women. In addition to this, there are 25% seats are reserved for women in General ITI’s.
Addmission To ITIAdmission to ITI is given strictly on merit basis. Government of Maharashtra has framed the Rules of Admission wide G.R. No. ITI-1002/Pra.kra-51/VE-2 Dated 30th April 2002. As per rules there is a reservation for candidates belonging to SC/ST/NT/and OBC. There is also reservation for physically handicapped, students passing with SSC technical, children / wards of project affected person and ex/in-service defence personnel. Admission forms are accepted within period of 10 days in respective ITIs after the declaration of SSC results.
Age LimitThe Candidates seeking admission to ITI should have age between 14 to 40 years. The higher age limit for candidates belonging to Reserved Category is 40 years, for ex-servicemen 45 years.
Stipend50% of student admitted in ITI are paid stipend @ Rs 40 /- per month.Candidates belonging to reserved category are eligible for stipend @ Rs 60 /- per month. Out of this Rs. 60/-, Rs 20/- per month is contributed by the social welfare department .
ExaminationThe Director of Vocational Education and Training conducts the All India Trade Test and award provisional certificates to the successful candidates. The final certificates are awarded by the Directorate General of Employment and Training, New Delhi.
Opportunities For ITI Pass-Outs