NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR VOCATIONAL TRAINING(NCVT)
In pursuance of the recommendations of All India Council for Technical Education, the Government of India
in the Ministery of Labour Resolution No. RTA-428(5)/DATED THE 22nd MAY, 1951, appointed a committee called
the National trade Certification Investigation Committee with instructions to prepare a scheme for the establishment of All India
Trades Board which would award certificates of proficiency to craftsman in the various engineering and non-engineering trades.
Accordingly with a view to ensure and maintain uniformity in the standards of training all over the country, the National Council for Vocational Training,
an advisory body, was set up by the Government of India in the year 1956. The Council has been entrusted with the responsibilities of prescribing standards
and curricula for Craftsman Training advising the Government of India on the overall policy and programmes, conducting All India Trade Test and awarding
National trade Certificates. The National Council is chaired by the Minister of Labour & Employment, with members representing Central and State Government
departments, employers’ and workers’ organisations, professional and learned bodies, All India Council for Technical Education, Scheduled castes and Scheduled
tribes, All India Women’s Organisation, etc.
The State Council for Vocational Training at the State level and the Trade Committees have been established to assist the National Council.
The Council functions as a central agency to advice the Government of India in framing the
training policy and co-ordinating vocational training through out India.
The functions of the council:-
To establish and award national trade certificates in engineering & non-engineering trades and such other
trades as may be brought within its scope by the government of india.
Prescribe standards in respect of syllabi, equipment, and scale of accommodation, duration of courses and
method of training.
Arrange trade tests in various trade courses and lay down standards of proficiency required for a pass in the
examination leading to the award of national trade certificate.
Arrange for ad-hoc or periodical inspections of training institutions in the country to ensure that
the standards prescribed by the council are being followed.
Recognize training institutions run by government or by private agencies for purposes of the grant of national trade
certificates and lay down conditions for such recognition.
Co-opt, if necessary, any person or persons to advise the council in connection with its work.
Prescribe qualification for the technical staff of training institutions.
Prescribe the standards and conditions of eligibility for the award of national trade certificates.
Generally control the conditions for the award of national trade certificates.
Recommend the provision of additional training facilities wherever necessary and render such assistance in the setting up of
additional training institutions or in the organisation of additional training programmes as may be possible.
Advise the central government regarding distribution to state governments of the contribution of the government of India
towards expenditure on the craftsmen training scheme.
Perform such other functions as may be entrusted to it by the government of india.
Perform such functions as are assigned by or under the apprentices act, 1961.