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Govt will establish separate board for ITIs, says Rajiv Pratap Rudy

Rudy said that ITIs will come up like CBSE, ICSE schools in the days to come

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Skill minister
Rajiv Pratap Rudy

Around 23 lakh graduating from over 13,000 industrial across the country may soon be awarded certificates equivalent to the ones given to and Board pass-outs.

A proposal for the establishment of a separate board benchmarked with the quality standards of and ICSE, which was mooted by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, has been accepted by the

"First time we have decided, and the is on the same page, that we are going to establish a Board for a certification of equivalency of and to all these 2.3 million (in ITIs)," Union Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister said addressing the media.

He said the ministry was working in the direction to establish a national board so that all over the country are conducted on the pattern involving 70 per cent practical and 30 per cent elective subjects.

asserted that industrial (ITIs) will come up like and schools in the days to come, adding that the ministry has completely revamped their requirements and syllabus.

The minister said the figure of 2.5 per cent skilled workforce in India put out by the National Sample Survey Organisation was "not true" as there were many areas which have not been captured while arriving at the outcome.

said the ministry was looking at the services sector "in a big way" towards skilling its workforce to meet the demands of the industry. At another event here, said the is imparting skill-based training for entry-level and opportunities for people in the unorganised sector including those seeking to work abroad as drivers and domestic help.

"Ideally, such basic skills should be imparted at the school level itself but since it did not happen, it is being taken up separately by the government," said while addressing an Summit.

also said there have been many instances where people went abroad to work as a driver or as domestic help but since they were not aware of the rules, of that foreign country they got caught and were imprisoned for unknowingly doing something wrong.

He, however, conceded that the is finding it difficult to train as many people in accordance with the demand of the industry.

First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 21:45 IST