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Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Vocational Education

Dated 7th December 2000


Shri K.S. Sarma, Addl. Secretary, Deptt. of Secondary and Higher Education, Min. of H.R.D., New Delhi. Chairman
Dr. Ashok Chandra, Spl. Secretary, Deptt. of Secondary and Higher Education, Min. of H.R.D.,
Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi.
Dr. S.S. Kalbag, Vigyan Ashram, Paball, Distt. Pune, Maharashtra - 412403. -do-
Prof. A.K. Basu, SRI, BARIATU, Ranchi-834009, Jharkand. -do-
Prof. K. Chandrashekharan, Faith India Bhavan, Poothancruz Post, Ernakulum, Kerala - 682308. -do-
Dr. T.N. Dhar, A-66, Yojana Vihar, Delhi-110092. -do-
Dr. S.Z. Haidar, PSSCIVE( NCERT), 131,Zone11,M.P. Nagar, Bhopal- 462011. -do-
Director, Vocational Education and Training, Directorate of Education, 3, Mohapalik Marg, Mumbai, Maharashtra. -do-
Director (Vocational Training) Ministry of Labour Shram Shakti Bhavan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi-1 Member
Representative from FICCI -do-
Representative from ASSOCHAM -do-
Prof. N.K. Ambasht Chairman, National Open School, 31-B/31, Kailash Colony, New Delhi. -do-
Director (Education) Directorate of Education, Vidhan Saudha, Bangalore, Karoataka. -do-
Dr. G.L. Jambhulkar, Deputy Adviser, Education Division, Planning Commission, New Delhi. -do-
Shri M.M. Jha, Joint Secretary (SE), Department of Secondary and Higher Education,
Ministry of Human Resources Development, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi – 110001.
Member Convenor

Terms of reference :

  1. Review the status of secondary and vocational education.
  2. Prioritization of vocational education at the Centre and State Levels.
  3. Suggest various modalities to make vocational education socially acceptable as a means to fulfill human resources requirements for sustainable development.
  4. Suggest different models/modules for vocational education and generic courses for pre-vocational education, workable through out the country.
  5. To establish linkages between vocational 'education at secondary and technical education, higher education etc. to provide vertical mobility.
  6. Forge linkages between vocational education and industries to have more and effective participation of industries for Apprenticeship Training and Placement.
  7. suggest methods to involve as many disabled children as possible in vocational education programme through open and distance learning.
  8. Critically examine the following:
    1. Setting up of separate residential and vocational schools on the lines of ITIs/NVS/KVs/Community Polytechnics, Block level Institutes to act as a resource centre.
    2. Setting up of vocational guidance and counseling counselling centres and Student support system.
    3. Ways and Means for a more active participation of the community / NGOs.
    4. Steps to avoid overlapping and duplication of efforts and building of linkages between Ministry of HRD with Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Electronics, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Ministry of Information Technology and Organisations like CSWB etc. who run several similar vocational courses.

In the context of the formulation of the Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007), it has been decided to set up a Working Group on Vocational Education under the Department of Secondary Education and Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development.

The Chairman of the Working Group if deemed necessary may constitute sub-groups and/or may co-opt additional members.

The expenditure on TA/DA etc. of official members in connection with the meetings of the Working Group will be borne by the parent department/Ministry/organization to which the member belongs. Non-official members will be entitled to TA/DA as admissible to Grade-I officers of the Government of India and this expenditure will be borne by the Convenor Department.

The Working Group will finalize its report by June 30th 2001.