Skills development ministry invites applications for 11 posts at NCVET

The NCVET is expected to regulate the functioning of entities engaged in vocational education and training, both long-term and short-term.

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Government is of the view that this institutional reform will improve quality as well as enhance market relevance of skill development programme.
Mahendra Nath Pandey-led skills development ministry has invited applications for 11 posts of the skills regulator at the National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET). These include four director-level posts, three posts of under-secretary and four posts for research assistant.

NCVET will be a non-statutory regulatory authority under the administrative control of MSDE. The Union cabinet had in October last year approved the merger of the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) and the National Skills Development Agency (NSDA) into the NCVET.

The NCVET is expected to regulate the functioning of entities engaged in vocational education and training, both long-term and short-term, and establish minimum standards for the functioning of such entities.


“The applicants must be employees of central or state governments, government companies or autonomous bodies or regulatory authorities or universities or academics or research and judicial institutions of the central or state governments,” the ministry said, adding that the job would be on deputation on foreign services terms.

The proposed council would be headed by a chairperson with two executive and two non-executive members to be appointed by the committee. Besides, there will be one nominated member, along with regular officers and consultants.

In the past, most of the country’s skill training needs were met through courses offered by the Industrial Training Institutes and under the Modular Employable Scheme, regulated by NCVT.
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However, in the absence of regulatory oversight, numerous stakeholders have been offering training programmes of varying standards with multiplicity in assessment and certification systems which are not comparable.

Government is of the view that this institutional reform will improve quality as well as enhance market relevance of skill development programme.

Greater credibility of vocational education and training, it believes, will boost private investment and employer participation. This will help achieve the twin objectives of enhancing aspirational value of vocational education and of increasing skilled manpower, furthering the Prime Minister’s agenda of making India the skill capital of the world.
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