The CAG audit of the Directorate of Training and Technical Education, Delhi has laid bare the wounds in the overall infrastructure, putting the future of technical education in jeopardy at the state. The domain of technical education has been put on an escalation by consequent authorities year after year without evaluating the prevailed scenario of the same. It has resulted into the CAG report that has exposed the apathy of the DTTE. The drop-out rates of students are quite alarming and the five major Industrial Training Institutes have registered a drop-out rate of 16-23 percent among the students. But unfortunately the directorate has not taken any concrete steps to counsel or spread awareness about the programs to the trainees.
Another shocking fact that came out from the audit is about the staff shortage which is raked up to 32%. The directorate has the duty to run nine polytechnics, in which eight posts of principal out of 9 sanctioned posts and 21 head of the department posts out of 25 sanctioned posts are vacant. The same goes with the number of lab technician and technical assistants with more than 50% of the posts in an average have remained vacant.
The staff members who are appointed and are working are not adequately trained and the audit has revealed that only 12% of the instructors at the five ITIs are trained enough to carry forward the operations. The recruitment by the directorate depends upon the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board. The audit has revealed that huge pile of requisitions are pending at the board and it is not finalizing even a single requisition in 180 days from the date of its receipt, which is generally the norm for any board responsible for the recruitment.
The Directorate has plans to expand its trades and number of ITIs, but the current infrastructure needs immediate repair so that it can perform well and prevent students from dropping out of the courses. A well planned strategic future scheme has to be proposed to alter the faulty situation prevailed in DTTE.