To improve the governance of vocational training across the field institutions of DGE&T with transparency, better analytics for decision making, and improved access to citizen services, the Directorate General of Employment & Training, Ministry of Labour & Employment, has started online service that will deliver e-certificates to the pass-outs from various National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) courses including ITI pass-outs.

The first semester examination for 9.65 lakh students enrolled nationwide in August 14-session commenced on 20th February, 2015. The details of these candidates matching with ITI-wise affiliation & trade-wise capacity were uploaded on portal with intensive cooperation with States over the last two months.

The system is designed as a self-service digital platform to deliver various services to current and prospective trainees of the vocational training system, apprenticeship trainees, employers/establishments, ITIs and other institutions, as well as States/UTs.

The first phase of the portal has been launched streamlining the examination process of institutes under the purview of NCVT. The portal will directly benefit about 10 lakh candidates in India who took admission across 11,000+ITIs under the Craftsmen Training Scheme.

These candidates will get e-certificates from the portal on successfully completing their semester examinations, drastically reducing the turnaround time in receiving the certificate. The employers will also be able to validate these certificates directly using the portal through QR code with no need of any paperwork. The portal also provides information to the general public on details of various institutions in the country, courses offered and their uptake statistics, number of seats available, examination calendars, etc.

Apprenticeship Protsahan Yojana, another flagship scheme of the DGE&T will also be implemented through this portal, digitizing the entire business process of the scheme.