Craftsman Training Scheme

Objective of the Scheme

The Craftsman Training Scheme was introduced 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

National Council for Vocational Training

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 programmes , conducting All India Trade Test and awarding National Trade Certificate.

State Council for Vocational Training

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.

Status Of Craftsman Training Scheme In Maharashtra

In 1995 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' have comeup raising the total intake capacity to 65704


Addmission To ITI

Online Admission Process is implemented in Maharashtra from Year 2013.

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Training Fee/Deposite/Concession

Sr.No. Details Government ITIs Private ITIs
General Category Reserved Category IMC Seats OMS NRI MS OMS NRI
Annual Training Fee
1 Machine Group - Engineering Trades 1200 - 30000 45000 60000 Pls. visite
Non Machine Group - Engineering Trades 1000 - 25000 37500 50000
Non Engineering Trades 800 - 20000 20000 40000
2 Fees For Identity Card 50 50 50 50 50
3 Fees For Library 100 100 100 100 100
4 Fees For Internet Facility 100 100 100 100 100
5 Fees For Cultural Activities 100 100 100 100 100
6 Fees For Hostel 1200 1200 1200 6000 12000 To be decided by concerned ITI
Advanced payment to be done at the time of Admission
7 Training Deposite 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500
8 Library Deposite 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
9 Hostel Deposite 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000

 Age Limit

The Candidates seeking admission to ITI should have age between 14 to 40 years . The higher age limit for candidates belonging to reserve category is 40 years, for ex-servicemen 45 years.

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50% of student admitted in ITI are paid stipend @ Rs 40 /- per month.Candidates belonging to reserve 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 .


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.

Opportunities for Pass Out Trainees:

  • During ITI training the trainees acquire practical skills of the trades and they are capable of doing production jobs under the supervision of skilled worker.  At this stage they are categorised as semi-skilled worker.

  • Under Apprentice Act-1961, the ITI pass-outs can be engaged in the relevant designated trade by the industry having adequate training facilities. The candidates so engaged will learn the productive / marketable skills and become suitable for employment.

  • After passing the NCVT examination if the candidate, instead of taking job with industry, he is willing to start small business, he can do so with the assistance of government agencies promoting such activity and providing necessary assistance.


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