(NCVT- National Council for Vocational Training)
(Appendix XV, Para 43, Memorandum – Point 1.)

Sd/- G Jagannathan – Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

The Ministry of Home Affairs, etc are aware that the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Rehabilitation, is concerned with the recognition of certificates awarded at the level of craftsmen for the purpose of recruitment to the posts and services under the Central Government for which a diploma/certificate in craftsmanship or National Trade Certificate is prescribed as the requisite qualification. Under the Craftsmen Training Scheme and the Apprenticeship Training Scheme under the Apprentices Act 1961 of this Ministry’s National Trade Certificates and National Apprenticeship Certificates, which are issued by the National Council for Training in Vocational Trades [now National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT)] after all tests to the trainees of the Industrial Training Institutes and the apprentices are both recognized for the purpose of employment as stated above.