Megamenu

All India Skills Competition under Craftsmen Training Scheme

Levels of Competition

The All India Skills Competition is conducted in two levels—State level and All India level.

  • State-Level Competition: The best trainees in each of the 15 trades from each ITI are eligible to participate in this competition. Based on this competition, the best trainees amongst the qualified trainees in each of the 15 trades are selected at the state level.
  • All India Level Competition: The best trainees in each of the eligible 15 trades at the state-level competition are eligible to compete in the All India competition. The best trainees amongst the qualified trainees in each of the 15 trades are selected based on this competition at the All India level.
  • All India Skill Competition for Craftsmen scheme at national level was introduced in the year 1964 to foster a healthy competition among the trainees of ITIs.
  • The competition is now held every year in 15 trades viz. Instrument Mechanic, Electronic Mechanic, Welder, Fitter, Turner, Machinist, Mechanic Motor Vehicle, Foundry man, Electrician, Cutting & Sewing, Computer Operator & Programming Assistant, Draughtsman (Civil), Draughtsman (Mechanical), Mechanic Diesel and “Mechanic Refrigeration and Air- Conditioner”.
  • The best trainee of each of the above trades at the State level competition competes at the All India Skill Competition.
  • The best Craftsmen in each of the above 15 trades at the All India level are awarded merit certificates and a cash prize of Rs. 50,000/- each. ITIs whose trainee stands first in the competition at the All India Skill Competition is awarded a merit certificate and is declared as best ITI.
  • The State whose trainees secure the highest total marks among all trades is awarded a merit certificate and a running shield.
  • The “Best State Award” winner during last 4 competitions are as under:
S. No Skill Competition Result
1. 51st Skill Competition Maharashtra
2. 52nd Skill Competition West Bengal
3. 53rd Skill Competition Delhi
4. 54rd Skill Competition Maharashtra
5. 55th Skill Competition Tamil Nadu

Declaration of the Best Trainee at all India Level Competition

The competitor, who stands first, after qualifying in the competition, will be declared the best trainee (winner) in his/her trade, provided he/she scores a minimum of 70% of the maximum marks in the practical test.

Awards under the Scheme

The following awards shall be given under the scheme:

  1. Merit Certificate to the best trainee in each of the 15 trades in each Industrial Training Institute
  2. Merit Certificate to the best trainee in each trade at the state—level competition.
  3. Merit Certificate and cash prize of Rs. 50,000 to the best trainee of each trade.
  4. Merit Certificate to the best ITI in each trade whose trainee stands first in the All India Level Competition in the respective trade.
  5. Running shield to the state whose trainees secure highest total marks in all the trades in the All India Level Competition.   
  6. The Silver Trophy is allowed to be retained by the winning state who wins the Best State Award during All India Skill Competitions for Craftsmen consecutively for three years.

Incentives Offered to the Instructional Staff of lTls Under the Scheme

  1. A cash award of Rs. 3000/- and a Merit Certificate to the concerned ITI instructor of the trade, whose trainee is declared the best trainee in the skill competition at the state level.
  2. A cash award of Rs. 1500/- and a Merit Certificate to each ITI instructor (Allied Trade, Workshop Calculation and Science and Engineering Drawing) whose trainee is declared the best trainee in the skill competition at the state level .
  3. A cash award of Rs. 6000/- to the concerned ITI instructor of the trade whose trainee is declared the best trainee in the skill competition at the All India level.
  4. A cash award of Rs. 3000/- to each ITI instructor (Allied Trade, Workshop Calculation and Science and Engineering Drawing) whose trainee is declared the best trainee in the skill competition of all India level.