The Union Government has de-affiliated around 400 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) following quality inspections that revealed that the institutes lacked requisite infrastructure and trainers for imparting vocational training to students.
The information was shared by Rajesh Agarwal, the Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Agarwal stated that if an institute has to be an ITI at the National Council for Vocational Training level, there are certain minimum conditions that need to be followed.
"We get them inspected, we see the quality of infrastructure, the trainers that should be there as per the guidelines,” explained Agarwal. He further said that the skill development ministry has begun monitoring the ITIs with a view of maintaining their quality standards and also introduced voluntary self-grading by the institutes.
• The government’s vocational training programmes are administered by ITIs, which cater to about 36 per cent of the 7 million people enrolled in various training programmes in India.
• There are about 13000-odd industrial training institutes in the country.
• Around 5,100 ITIs have been graded till now under the star rating system and are presently in the process of getting inspected through third parties and certification assessment.
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