Govt to set up advanced training institutes

The Government plans to set up advanced training institutes under the Craft Instructor Training Scheme on pilot basis through PPP mode, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

New Delhi: The Government plans to set up advanced training institutes under the Craft Instructor Training Scheme on pilot basis through PPP mode, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

"The government has launched a scheme for setting up of Advanced Training Institutes (ATs) in Public-Private Partnership mode under Craft Instructor Training Scheme on pilot basis," Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said.

He said Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Goa, Jharkhand, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab and Rajasthan have been selected in the first phase on the basis of demand assessment and availability of site.

"Inadequacies of training capacity in the existing institutes is a major barrier in training of trainers," Dattatreya said.

Replying to another question, he said that the government has decided new ITIs through PPP mode for skill development will be set up through the new ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

Consultations on design, structure and funding model of these new ITIs is going on. "In this design, the concerns of youth coming from socially and economically disadvantaged categories will be taken into special consideration," he said.

Replying to another question, he said that as per National Sample Survey (NSS) Office 2011-12, the unemployment rate in rural areas for males in the age group of 5-29 was five percent while it was 4.8 percent for rural women.

Similarly, in urban areas, it was 8.1 percent for males while 13.1 percent for females. In all age groups, rural unemployment rate in the same year period was 1.7 percent for both male and female while it was 3 and 5.2 percent for male and female in the urban areas, he said.

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