The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 10th October 2018, has approved the merger of National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) and the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) to form the National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET).
This NCVT & NSDA merger is aimed to improve the quality and market relevance of skill development programs, lending credibility to vocational education and training. Eventually, will help in achieving the twin objectives of enhancing the aspirational value of vocational education, and increasing skilled manpower furthering the Prime Minister's agenda of making India the skill capital of the world.
The National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET) is believed to regulate the functioning of entities engaged in vocational education and training, both long-term and short-term. It will mandate to institute minimum standards for the functioning of such entities.
The NCVET will have a positive impact on each individual who is a part of vocational education and training in India. It is also believed to cater the ease of doing business by providing a steady supply of skilled workforce to the industry and services.
The NCVET will be headed by a Chairperson and will have Executive and Non-Executive Members.
Recognition and regulation of awarding bodies, assessment bodies and skill related information providers
Approval of qualifications developed by awarding bodies and Sector Skill Councils (SSCS)
Indirect regulation of vocational training institutes through awarding bodies and assessment agencies
Research and information dissemination