The Craftsman Training Scheme was introduce by government of India in 1950 to ensure a steady flow of skill workers in different trades for the domestic Industries, to raise quantitatively and qualitatively the Industrial production by systematic training , to reduce unemployment among the educated youth by providing them employable training , to cultivate and nurture a technical and industrial attitude in the minds of younger generation. The scheme, most important in the field of vocational training , has been shaping Craftsmen to meet the existing as well as future manpower need , through the vast network of ITIs' in the state the day-to-day administration of ITIs' under the Craftsman Training Scheme was transferred to State Government with effect from the year 1956.
The government of India transferred the administration of ITIs' to the State Government concerned, while retaining the functions of co-ordinating Craftsman Training and laying down the training policy with it and the Director General of Employment and Training is looking after these functions. This decision has further accentuated the need for central agency for assisting or advising the Central Government in the discharge of responsibilities regarding Craftsman Training. It has accordingly been decided in consultation with the State Government to set-up a National Council for Vocational Training . Accordingly with a view to ensure and maintain uniformity in the standards of training all over the country, the National Council for Vocational Training, and advisory body, was set-up by the government of India in the year 1956. The council has been entrusted with responsibilities of prescribing the standards and curricula for Craftsman Training, Advising the Government of India on the overall policy and programme , conducting All India Trade Test and awarding National Trade Certificate. The National Council is chaired by Minister of Labour with members representing Central and State Government departments, employers and workers organisation,
professional and learned bodies , AICTE , Schedule Cast and Schedule Tribe , All India Women Organisation etc. It is essential for all ITIs/ITCs to get affiliated to NCVT in each trade / unit before admitting the trainees.
The State Council for Vocational Training is a counter part of NCVT at State level and it plays the same role, that is played by NCVT at National level. The SCVT is Chaired by the Secretary for Higher and Technical Education.
In Maharashtra State there was the steady growth of ITIs' from 1960 to 1990 and till
date 882 ITIs are functioning were
822( Govt. ITI - 417 & Pvt. ITI -465) with intake capacity for training of
203295 ( Govt ITI - 137145 & Pvt. ITI - 66150)
In 1994 Government of Maharasthra has taken a policy decision to establish one ITI at each Taluka. Accordingly from 1995 to 1998 , 181 new ITIs were introduced, raising the intake capacity of ITIs to 64268. During 1999-2000, 35 more ITIs
were established raising the total intake capacity to 65704.
In Continuation to the decision taken by the Government of Maharashtra in 1994 to start one ITI each Taluka
level, Government had taken deciosion to start 32 Government ITIs in newly created 32 Talukas , in
Present Status of the No. Of Institutes & Available Seats (August 2016)
To promote women for Vocational Education, 15 ITIs are started for women only. more
over, in the ITIs which have been started w.e.f. 1990 with 6 & 8 trades, in
which 2 trades are reserved for women and ITIs with 4 trades are having 1 trade for women.
In addition to this, there are 30% seats are reserved for women in General ITI’s.
Online Admission Process is implemented in Maharashtra from Year 2013. Please
visit http://admission.dvet.gov.in for
The Candidates seeking admission to ITI should have completed 14 years of age.
There is no maximum age limit for admission.
Under the Tribal Scheme the trainees residing & not residing in Hostels are given subsistence allowance of Rs.600/- & Rs.500/- respectively.
50% of student admitted in ITI are paid stipend @ Rs 40 /- per month.Candidates belonging to reserved category are eligible for stipend @ Rs 60 /- per month. Out
of this Rs. 60/-, Rs 20/- per month is contributed by the social welfare department .
Post Matric Scholarship is applicable to Scheduled Caste & Minority trainees.
The Director of Vocational Education and Training conducts the All India Trade Test and award provisional certificates to the successful candidates. The final certificates are awarded by the Directorate General of Employment and Training, New Delhi.