Government of India is implementing following schemes to upgrade the infrastructure of the ITIs
Press Information Bureau,
Government of India
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that the Creation and updation of infrastructure for imparting skill training is demand driven and dynamic. Therefore, it requires regular up-gradation. Recently, the Government has upgraded the infrastructure of most of the Government ITIs under various centrally funded schemes to ensure that they are capable of imparting top class training to the people being enrolled.
Government of India is implementing following schemes to upgrade the infrastructure of the ITIs:
(i) World Bank assisted Vocational Training Improvement Project (VTIP): 400 Government ITIs from 34 States/UTs have been taken up for upgradation. The project started in Dec. 2007 and its closing date is September 2016. An amount of Rs. 1613 cr. has been released, so far, including state share under the scheme.
(ii) Up-gradation of 1396 Government ITIs through Public Private Partnership: A total of 1227 Govt. ITIs from 31 States/UTs have been covered and Rs. 3067.50 Crore has been released as interest fee loan to the Institute Management Committees (IMCs) of the ITIs. The release of fund underthis scheme has come to end by March, 2012.IMCs are continuing the process of upgradation.
(iii) Enhancing Skill Development Infrastructure in NE States & Sikkim: Under the scheme, 20 ITIs are being upgraded by introducing 3 new trades per ITI and 28 ITIs are being upgraded by replacing deficient infrastructure in 8 states. An amount of Rs. 46.50 crore has been released so far.
(iv) Upgradation of Government ITIs into Model ITI: Existing ITI in the States/UTs is being upgraded as Model ITI. Institute Management Committee (IMC) society is to be formed for each ITI with chairperson from Industry. The scheme was approved in Dec. 2014. An amount of Rs. 42.18 crore has been released to 18 States, so far, including state share.
Under VTIP, the scheme objective also includes enhancement of knowledge and skills of ITI instructors by strengthening facilities in 14 central institutes that impart pre-service and in-service instructor training. Over 15000 instructors have been trained under refresher and specialized courses by the central institutes. Also, over 18000 instructors have also been trained through Distance Learning Program.
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, Central Staff Training and Research Institute (CSTARI), Kolkata under Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship in collaboration with BIBB (Federal Institute for Vocational Education & Training), Germany has developed competency based curriculum for ITIs for trades namely Fitter, Electrician and Welder.