Action mooted against illegal ITIs in Mangalore & Udupi

MANGALORE/UDUPI: Even though the government is yet to issue circular regarding admission to ITIs across the state, the Dakshina Kannada district administration is gearing up to take action against those institutions which offer ITI courses without obtaining affiliation from the National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT).

As per the official record, only 21 institutions in the district have NCVT recognition.

According to the Dakshina Kannada and Udupi District Private ITI Employees Association (PIEA) at least 25 institutions offer ITI courses without NCVT recognition.

PIEA president YN Salian told the press that to start ITI courses one should have the recognition of NCVT which is under the Union ministry of labour and employment. “These institutions award certificates issued by private agencies based in Mumbai, Hyderabad or Chennai. However, these certificates are of no use for students to apply for government jobs,” Salian said.

He also pointed out that the passport authority would not issue passports with ‘Emigration Not Required’ provision if the applicants submit ITI certificates that had no NCVT recognition.

Deputy commissioner NS Channappa Gowda said that he would look into the matter and take necessary steps to check illegal ITIs.

“The district administration will not allow ITIs to function without obtaining recognition from NCVT,” added.

According to Government Women’s ITI principal A Balakrishna, who is the nodal officer for ITIs in the district said that the directorate of employment training of the state government was yet to notify the schedule for the admission process for ITIs across the state.

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