SCHEME OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT THROUGH POLYTECHNICS(CDTP)
There are more than 1419 polytechnics and equivalent technical institutions which exhibit potential to provide skill training to millions of youth through their own facilities and by establishing extension centres in collaboration with ITIs, KVKs,Vocational Institutes and NGOs. These polytechnics can also render useful services in adoption of appropriate technologies and providing technical and support services to rural people and slum dwellers.
OBJECTIVES OF THE SCHEME
-To Carry out Need Assessment Surveys to assess the technology and training needs
-To Impart Skill Development Training to the intended target groups
-To disseminate Appropriate Technologies for productivity enhancement
-To provide Technical and Support Services to rural masses and slums dwellers
-To create Awareness among the target groups about technological advancement and contemporary issues of importance.
-Need Assessment Surveys;
-Skill Development Training Programmes;
-Disseminate and Application of Appropriate Technologies;
-Technical and Support Services;
In order to impart skill training and accomplish ground level physical delivery of new technologies at the door steps of the rural people, each identified Polytechnic shall establish 05 to 10 Extension Centres in the nodal villages so that each centre covers at least a cluster of 10-20 villages in its vicinity. Extension Centres shall be set up afterobtaining approval from concerned NITTTR. These centres will act as an extension arm of the polytechnic and will provide skill training, repair and maintenance services and common facility for group enterprises,information sharing and hiring technical facilities of the Polytechnics under the scheme. NGOs, voluntary organisations, professional experts, village agencies, village panchayats Samitis.
Eligibility for participating in the Scheme
Only AICTE approved Polytechnics can participate in this scheme.
FINANCIAL NORMS & GUIDELINES
This is a Direct Central Assistance Scheme under which, a one time Non-recurring grant of Rs. 20.00 lacs for one five year plan and Recurring grant to the maximum of Rs. 17.00 lacs per annum is provided by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (Dept. of Higher Education) directly to the Principals/Directors of the Polytechnics selected for implementation of the Scheme of Community Development through Polytechnics.