Mid-term Progress Review of Centrally Sponsored Scheme "Upgradation of Existing Government Industrial Training Institutes into Model ITIs"
The broad objective of the scheme is to develop a benchmark for an industry-oriented Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in a state. The objective of the report is to undertake a mid-term evaluation of the Model ITI scheme for the period 2014–15 to 2017–18. The framework of assessment includes three key parameters including policy readiness and progress. The key results are that 95.2 per cent of the Model ITIs are located near an industrial cluster or area; 100 per cent of them have registered their Institute Management Committees (IMCs) as Societies, 66.7 per cent have the tripartite Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) in place and 81 per cent have received funds either fully or partially. The majority (95.2 per cent) of the ITIs have formed industrial partnerships and have functioning Training Counselling and Placement Centres (TCPC). At the current juncture of the scheme, 50 per cent of the total funds should have flowed to the Model ITIs. If one uses that as a benchmark, only nine ITIs out of 21 (42.9 per cent) have received that 50 per cent or more of total (Centre plus state) funds allocated. Only four ITIs have used more than 50 per cent of the funds received as on December, 2017. A larger share of the funds utilised so far had been devoted to civil works (57.9 per cent) and equipment purchase (31.3 per cent). An examination of the civil works reveal that majority of the ITIs have stayed within their estimated costs so far and have started work on areas marked in their Implementation Plans. The analysis of trades shows that the ITIs are currently undergoing change as new job-oriented trades are introduced with the help of new industry partners and old trades are retired.