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The Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS) was introduced by the Government of India in year 1950 to ensure a steady flow of skilled workers in different trades for the domestic industry, to raise quantitatively and qualitatively the industrial production by systematic training, to reduce unemployment among the educated youth by providing them employable skills, to cultivate and nurture a technical and industrial attitude in the minds of youth. The Scheme is the most important in the field of Vocational Training, which is shaping craftsmen to meet the existing as well as future manpower need, through the vast network of ITIs spread over various States/Union Territories in the country. The day-to-day administration of ITIs under the Craftsmen Training Scheme was transferred to the State Governments/ Union Territory administrations with effect from the year 1956. From 1st April 1969, the financial control of the Industrial Training Institutes in the States as well as in the Union Territories was transferred to the respective State Governments/Union Territory. The financial assistance was granted to them in the form of bulk grant in consultation with the erstwhile Planning Commission and the Ministry of Finance.

Vocational Training is a concurrent subject of both Central and State Governments. The development of training schemes at National level, the evolution of policy, laying of training standard, norms, conducting of examinations, certification, etc. are the responsibilities of the Central Government, whereas, day to day administration including an admission in ITIs rests with the respective State Governments/UTs.

Presently, training courses under the Craftsmen Training Scheme are being offered through a network of 15,042 ITIs (Govt. 2,738 + Private 12,304) located all over the country with total trainees enrolled 22.82 lakhs (in the trades of 1 year and 2 year durations) on NCVTMIS portal with an objective to provide skilled workforce to the industry in 138 NSQF compliant trades.

Dual System of Training


Objective of DST scheme is to enable industries and establishments to partner with Government and Private ITIs for conducting training programmes under high employability courses so as to fulfil their skilled manpower requirements. The DST is an amalgamation of theoretical training imparted through ITIs and practical training imparted through the Industry. DST helps enable Industry linkages and provide hands on experience to students on industries latest/ updated technologies.

Under the DST scheme, the courses are conducted to meet the skilled workforce requirements of Industry so that after completion of training, the trainee who are awarded National Trade Certificate (NTC) under the scheme have an edge over regular ITI pass outs in terms of employability and employment opportunities in Industry.With the vision of strengthening Industry linkages and acquainting students in ITIs with latest technologies used in the Industry, DGT encourages ITIs to participate in the DST program so that these ITI trainees are Industry ready.

Eligibility of ITIs

All affiliated ITIs (Government and Private) can conduct training under DST in their relevant affiliated trade(s)

Courses and curriculum for DST

The Dual System of Training has been expanded to all the trades including service sector trades, and trades in new and emerging sectors. All these courses will be NSQF aligned.

Duration of training

1. Duration of industrial training’ as indicated in table below :

S. No. Duration of Course/ Trade Duration of Industrial exposure / training (as per previous guidelines) Duration of Industrial exposure / training (as per revised guidelines)
  6 months Not defined 1-3 months
  1 year 5 months 3-6 months
  2 years 9 months 6-12 months

2. The Industry / ITI has flexibility in deciding duration of ITI and Industry training blocks over the entire training period within this range.

Eligibility Criteria for Industries

  • In order to bring more industries under the ambit of DST, the condition of minimum 200 employees being employed by participating Industry has been revised for both engineering and non-engineering trades. These guidelines are now further modified as below:
  •  For an Industry in engineering trades, minimum employees criteria will be 40 (including contractual employees) whereas for non-engineering trades, the Industry Partner should have minimum 6 employees.
  •  Turnover should be minimum INR 10 lakh per year for the last two years in case of non-Engineering Industry, and minimum turnover should be INR 1 crore per year for the last 3 years for Industry in engineering trades.
S No. Parameter Eligibility Criteria (Earlier) Eligibility Criteria (Now)
    Engineering Trades Non- Engineering Trades Engineering Trades Non- Engineering Trades
  Minimum no. of Employees in the Industry 200 200 40 6
  Minimum Turnover of the Industry (In INR) 10 crore/ year(for last 3 years) 10 crore/ year(for last 3 years) 1 crore / year(for last 3 years) 10 lakhs / year(for last 2 years
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Training of Craft Instructors is the mandated responsibility of DGT and it has been operational since the inception of the Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS). Comprehensive training both in skills and training methodology is imparted to the instructor trainees to make them conversant with techniques of transferring hands-on skills, to train skilled manpower for the industry.

During admissions in academic session 2018, it was assessed that about 14,000 ITIs with seating capacity of more than 28 lakhs and the skill ecosystem have more than 95,000 instructor positions. But, only about 15% of these are currently trained under CITS. NCVT has mandated that all trainers in ITIs need to be CITS trained. Present capacity in National Skill Training Institutes (NSTIs) for training of trainers is 9403 per annum with total seating capacity being 12339 (including of govt. and pvt. ITOTs – 2936).

State Staff Training & Research center at Aliganj, Lucknow is is Functional and Providing CITS Training in 4 Trades.
Other Short term and refresher Courses for Staff are Being Conducted by SSTRC.

Under the Crafts Instructor Training Scheme programme, the eligible candidates are those who possess NTC/ NAC/Diploma/Degree qualifications. Training in 27 Engineering trades and 9 non-engineering trades is being offered.

Skills Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE) is a new World Bank funded project has been approved by Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) in November 2016 for a total cost of Rs. 2200 crore (US $ 318 million). The project falls under the Programme for Results (P4R) based category of World Bank that ensures outcome based funding. The project aims at creating awareness through industry clusters/geographical chambers that would address the challenge of involvement of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs). The Project would also aim at integrating and enhancing delivery quality of ITIs. In order to ensure achievement of outcome these ITI would be competitively selected for upgradation under the scheme.

Committee for Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved STRIVE and the loan agreement between Government of India & World Bank has been signed on 19.12.2017. The project management consultancy has been on-boarded. The operations manual has been prepared in consultation with World Bank and has been approved by National Steering Committee meeting chaired by Secretary, MSDE on 3rd January 2019. Implementation of project has been started and workshops with states and industries clusters are planned.

The scheme envisages creation of Skill Development infrastructure closer to the people of Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts. The scheme covers 47 LWE Districts in 10 States. The cost of the scheme is Rs 407.85 crore with duration of implementation upto 31 March 2019.

The scheme inter alia, envisages creation of infrastructure for 47 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) @ one ITI per district in 47 districts of 10 States and Creation of infrastructure for 68 Skill Development Centers (SDCs) @ 2 SDCs per district in 34 districts of 9 States. Establishment of SDCs in added 13 districts in the revised scheme has not been taken up. So far central share of Rs. 259.35 crore out of total allocation of Rs.403.40 crore has been released to 10 states under the scheme.

Note: The continuation of the scheme beyond 31st March 2019 is in process.

The state wise details of districts covered under the scheme “Skill Development in 47 Districts Affected by Left Wing Extremism” are given in Table:.

S.No. State Number of Districts Districts Covered
  Uttar Pradesh 1 Sonebhadra

Under this Scheme, an existing ITI in a State is being upgraded as Model ITI which will be evolved as an institution showcasing the best practices, efficient and high quality training delivery and sustainable and effective industry relationship by:

  • Becoming a demand center for local industries for its expertise and best performance in training.
  • Better engagement with local industries.
  • Signing flexi MoU with industry to conduct training program to meet specific skill requirement of the Industry. For such approved courses, examination/assessment and certification will be done by NCVT.
  • Training of unorganized sector workers.
  • Training of existing industrial workforce.

Institute Management Committee (IMC) society is to be formed for each ITI with chairperson from Industry. All major trades are to be covered by the representatives of industry in IMC. IMC is to be empowered for its efficient functioning.

The scheme was approved in Dec. 2014 for a total cost of Rs. 300 crores. Implementation period for the Scheme was 3 years i.e., until FY 2016-17. Proposal for continuation of scheme till March 2020 has been approved during SFC meeting held on 9th August 2018.

Govt ITIs at Saket, Meerut and Karaundi, Varanasi are being upgraded into Model ITI with GOI Aid.