Dec 23, 2013

Vocational Training Center in Tribal Areas

The main aim of this scheme is to upgrade the skills of the tribal youth in various traditional/ modern vocations depending upon their educational qualification, present economic trends and the market potential, which would enable them to gain suitable employment or enable them to become self employed. It is necessary that both State and Central Government should make efforts weaning away the tribal youths from disruptive activities. Hence, one of the major efforts is to establish such vocational Training Institutes for large scale employment of unemployed Tribal youths. The scheme Vocational Training Centres means for Scheduled Tribes and will provide Training for various trades.
In Maharashtra, the scheme was implemented w.e.f. 14 August 1997. Tribal Development Dept. Government of Maharashtra under Tribal Development Commissionerate has started 4 Vocational Training Centres. Each VTC has five trades i.e. Electrician, Diesel Engine Repairing, Carpenter, T.V./ Radio Repairing, Dress Making. Each Training Centre has 100 trainees, 20 trainees in each trade. From 2004, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India had sanctioned 11 more Centres at Government Ashram Schools. In line with the Scheme duration of the Training Course is fixed at 6 (Six) months. In each of these trades there are 20 (Twenty) number of trainees. At the end of the Training Course examination has been conducted and Certificates are handed over to the successful candidates. Under the Scheme of Vocational Training 100 % Central Assistance/Grant-in-Aid are given to the State by Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India.
This scheme was introduced in 14 August 1997 as per GR No. ASC-1093 / Pra. Ka. 271/Ka.13 and 4 Vocational Training Centres has started at Government Post Basic Ashramschool Kotgul Dist. Gadchiroli, Bhamaragad Dist. Gadchiroli, Vinval Dist. Thane, Patharaj Dist. Raigad another 11 Vocational Training Centres has started in 30 January 2004 as per GR No. Sha Sha Sha-2003 / Pra. Ka. 107/Ka.13 at Government Post Basic Ashramschool Palsan Dist. Nashik, Bhangarapani Dist. Nandurbar, Kelirumanwadi Dist. Ahamadnagar, Waghzira Dist. Jalgaon, Gohe Dist. Pune, Kapara Dist. Yavatmal, Sarkhani Dist. Nanded, Ranigaon Dist. Amravati, Kavadas Dist. Nagpur, Kadikasa Dist. Gondia, Devada Dist. Chandrapur, and all 15 Vocational Training Centres are provided training in five trades i.e. Electrician, Diesel Engine Repairing, Carpenter, T.V./ Radio Repairing, and Dress Making.
Above scheme revised with effect from 1.4.2009. Revised Salient Features are follows: