Out of 13000 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) 400 it is lost their affiliation when during the quality inspection check it was found that neither they have the required infrastructure nor the trainers to impart the vocational training.
“We get (them) inspected, we see the quality of infrastructure, the trainers that should be there as per the guidelines. When it is not there the ITIs are de-affiliated because ultimately if you have to be an ITI at the NCVT (National Council for Vocational Training) level, there are certain minimum conditions that you have to meet,” said Rajesh Agarwal, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship joint secretary.
He further said that ITIs are monitored by the skill development ministry which pushes them to maintain the quality standards and introduce the voluntary self-grading. Nearly 36 percent of the 7 million people are enrolled in ITIs which offers various training programs. ITIs also administer the vocational training programs for the government.
“We are trying to see that centers or institutes which are not up to the mark or quality are slowly chucked out of the system,” Agarwal said.
He said that currently 5100 ITIs are being inspected by the third parties and certification assessment agencies.
“ITIs who get graded and are doing well, there are incentives for them to grow, whereas the ones not getting graded will slowly phase out,” Agarwal said.