Welcome to Govt. Industrial Training Institute, Raiganj
The Industrial Training Institute, Raiganj was established by Government of West Bengal in 1973 to ensure a steady flow of skilled workers in different trades under Craftsman Training Scheme (CTS) for the domestic industry to raise qualitatively and quantitatively the industrial production by systematic training to reduce unemployment among the unemployed youth by providing them employable training and to cultivate and to nurture a technical and industrial attitude in the younger generation in line with The Craftsman Training Scheme that was introduced by government of India early in 1950. 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 broad network of other institutes established in the state by the Government.
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF VOCATIONAL TRAINING
The government of India transferred the administration of ITIs to the State Government, while retaining the functions of co-ordinating Craftsman Training and laying down the training policy with it and the Director General of 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, an advisory body, was set-up by the Government of India in the year 1956. The council has since 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 Skill Development & Entrepreneurship with members representing Central and State Government departments, employers and worker's organization, professional and learned bodies, AICTE, Scheduled Cast and Scheduled Tribe, All India Women Organization etc. It is essential for all ITIs/ITCs to get affiliated to NCVT in each trade / unit before admitting the trainees. More>>>>