Cabinet approved establishment of NCVET


Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of National Council for Vocational Education and Training. It will be set up by merging existing regulatory institutions in the skills space – National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) and National Skill Development Agency (NSDA).

National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET) :

  • NCVET will regulate functioning of entities engaged in vocational education and training, both long-term and short-term.
  • It will also establish minimum standards for functioning of such entities. 
  • It will be headed by a Chairperson and will have Executive and Non-Executive Members.
  • It will follow best practices of regulatory processes and ensure that it performs its functions professionally and as per applicable laws.
  • It will utilize the existing infrastructure and resources of NCVT and NSDA.

Features and Benifits :

  • Recognize and regulate awarding bodies, assessment bodies and skill related information providers.
  • Approve qualifications developed by awarding bodies and Sector Skill Councils (SSCs).
  • The establishment of NCVET by merging NCVT and NSDA will lead to improvement in quality and market relevance of skill development programs.
  • It will also improve credibility of vocational education and training by encouraging greater private investment and employer participation in the skills space.
  • Indirectly regulate vocational training institutes through awarding bodies and assessment agencies.