The government has approved a Rs1,581-crore World Bank-funded vocational training
programme for upgrading quality of education at 400 industrial training institutes
(ITIs) across the country.
implementation of the vocational training improvement project, cleared by the
cabinet committee on economic affairs (CCEA), is aimed at improving the employability
of the trainees.
the scheme, the central government will bear 75 per cent of the cost and the balance
by the state governments. In case of north eastern states, however, the centre
would share 90 per cent of the cost.
share of the centre would be Rs1,231 crore, while the states would bear Rs350
project aims at improving quality of vocational training, promoting systemic reforms
and project management and monitoring," finance minister P Chidambaram said
after the CCEA meeting.
will bring improvement in internal and external efficiency of the ITIs, including
employment situation of the certificate holders," he added.