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The Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGE&T) of the ministry of labour and employment proposed to set up 12 Advanced Training Institutes ...

12 ATIs to be set up across India

The Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGE&T) of the ministry of labour and employment proposed to set up 12 Advanced Training Institutes (ATIs) at various locations of the country at a total project cost of over Rs 200 crore. This is the pilot phase of a scheme of the directorate under its Craft Instructor Training Scheme (CITS), to be implemented in PPP mode, with the objective of training 9,200 vocational instructors.

The effort is a part of ‘Make in India’ programme, which aims to transform India into a best-in-class manufacturing hub, and it places a strong emphasis on skill development. The Prime Minister, in a recent speech, stressed on the need to focus on skill, scale and speed to make India capable of competing on a global scale. Referring to the requirement of skilled trainers in the country, he mentioned that good teachers are one of the biggest needs of the society.

To address the need for vocational trainers, the DGE&T decided to setup 27 ATIs for training instructors. With a clear impetus on private participation to induce efficiency and innovation, the DGE&T decided to explore Public-Private Partnerships as a model for developing these institutes. The prequalification process for bidders to set up the first 12 institutes in the first phase will begin soon.

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