The National Council of Vocational Education and Training (NCVET), notified on December 5, 2018 has been set up as an overarching umbrella regulator establishing regulations and standards to ensure quality in the TVET space, subsuming the responsibilities of National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) and the erstwhile National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT).
NCVET regulated ecosystem will ensure strong industry interfacing, layered effective regulations for the varied stakeholders for improving outcomes, set standards for Awarding Bodies and Assessment Agencies.
Regulation of Awarding body ecosystem and Assessment Agencies are the focus areas of NCVET considering the existence of multiple regulators and non-standardized norms leading to quality issues and poor outcomes of the training. The NCVET will strive to integrate fragmented regulatory system and infuse quality assurance across the entire vocational training value chain, leading to strengthened outcomes.
The major functions of NCVET include:
A. Recognition and regulation of Awarding Bodies (ABs), Assessment Agencies(AAs) and Skill related Information Providers
B. Approval of qualifications as per the NSQF (National Skills Qualification Framework)
C. Monitoring, Evaluation and Supervision of recognized entities
D. Grievance Redressal of the varied stakeholders
In terms of composition, the council shall be headed by Chairperson, NCVET, it will have two Executive members and three Non – Executive members along with a Nominated member.