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Govt brings ITI's under Skill Development Ministry

Minister of State for Skill Development Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Friday said that the government has taken a decision to transfer the Training and Apprenticeship verticals of the Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGET) from the Labour Ministry to his ministry

Chennai: Minister of State for Skill Development Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Friday said that the government has taken a decision to transfer the Training and Apprenticeship verticals of the Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGET) from the Labour Ministry to his ministry

"A major decision has been taken last evening: that DGET, the vertical of apprenticeship and vertical of training, which comprises of 12000 ITI`s across the country, has been transferred with full administrative support to the Ministry of Skill Development. This is a major synergy initiative which has been taken," Rudy told mediapersons.

"The Prime Minister has given a mandate to bring everything under the National Skills Qualification Framework, a national standard for all institutions, for all skill training across the country. This would amalgamate the certification process under the Ministry of HRD," he added.

Rudy also called for the integration of all the virtual training programs being carried out across the country to a digital platform.

"All the virtual training which has to take place in this country through digital platform has to be integrated, and that is why I visited TCS, where lot of research is being carried out to use digital India platform for Digital Skill India," he said.

With this, the plan for setting up 25 new Advanced Training Institutes for skill development under the public-private partnership (PPP) mode will also come under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.