| Vocational Training (VT)
Modernisation of the
Vocational Training (VT) Structure in the State of Jammu & Kashmir:
As a result of the constant efforts by the Deptt.,
the Ministry of Labour (MOL) at the Centre, has got the long term
needs of Development/ Modernization of the VT structure in the State
assessed by the pioneers in the field viz. Nettur Technical Training
Foundation (NTTF), Banglore. NTTF, after an in depth study in 2000,
estimated an amount of Rs 66.93 Crores to be required by the State
for the purpose. Based on the study, a proposal for providing of
assistance to the State, on the pattern of the NE States, under
a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS), amounting to Rs 37 Crores in
the first phase, has been approved by Ministry of Labour. The Proposals,
when implemented, will grossly modernize the training facilities
in this important sector that could boost self-employment, and curb
unemployment in the State in a big way.
Some of the important features of the proposed
- 31 obsolete and unpopular trades will be deleted
from the ITI's of the state, to be replaced by 69 modern trades,
with scope and demand.
- The modern concept of 'multi-skilling' will
be introduced first time in the country, in the State.
- Obsolete equipment in 102 existing trade units
will be replaced by modern and more versatile equipment.
- Short Time Courses, to cater to the requirements
of different target groups, will be introduced in 17 ITI's in
- ITI's at Kulgam, Tral, Doda and Basoli will
be provided with their own buildings.
- ITI Srinagar will be reconstructed on modern
lines at a more
appropriate site in order to meet the requirements for ISO 9002
standardization of the Institute.
- A Women's ITI will be established at Jammu
and hostel facilities will be provided to the Women's ITI at Srinagar.
- Facilities for the vocational training of women
will be significantly improved by the establishment of Women's
Wings in 5 ITI's, in the different areas of the state. Vocational
Training, in these wings will also be provided to different women
- Vocational Instructors of unpopular trades
being wound up, will be retrained in modern/popular trades.
- The staffing pattern in the State Directorate
will be brought in line with the DGE&T pattern by covering
- The seating capacity for vocational trainings
will go up to 6065 seats. This will improve the availability of
seats to 1 seat for every 1670 persons in the state, which can
be compared with the national average of 1 seat for every 1575
here for information on Vocational Training Facilities for Women.
for information on State Council for Vocational Training.