The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on October 10, 2018 approved the merger of the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) and the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) to establish the National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET).
Once formed, the NCVET will regulate the functioning of entities engaged in vocational education and training, both long-term and short-term. It will establish minimum standards for the functioning of such entities.
1. The Council will be headed by a Chairperson and will have Executive and Non-Executive Members.
2. Since NCVET is proposed to be set up through the merger of two existing bodies, the existing infrastructure and resources will be utilised for the most part.
3. A few more posts will be created for its smooth functioning.
4. It will follow the best practices of regulatory processes, which will help ensure that it performs its functions professionally and as per the applicable laws.
5. NCVET is envisaged as an institution which will perform the regulatory functions so far vested in NCVT and NSDA.
6. Regulatory functions currently being carried out by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) through the Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) will also be housed in the NCVET.