Directorate General of Employment & Training
Ministry of Labour
Government of India
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Evolution of DGE&T

The Directorate General of Resettlement and Employment (DGR&E) now know as Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGE&T) was set up in July 1945 for the purpose of resettling demobilised Defence service personnel and discharged War Workers in civil life. After Independence, the Directorate was also called upon to handle work relating to displaced persons from Pakistan. Subsequently, the scope of the Directorate was extended to cover, employment services to all categories of job seekers in early 1948, and the training services to all civilians in 1950. In pursuance of the recommendations of the Training and Employment Service committee (Shiva Rao Committee set up in 1952) the day-to-day administrative control of the Employment Exchanges and Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) was transferred to the State Governments/Union Territory Administrations with effect from 1.11.1956. Cost sharing by the Centre with the State Governments to the extent of 60% of the cost of the organisation was continued upto 31-03-1969 after which the scheme was discontinued based on the decision taken by the National Development Council in May, 1968. Thus full financial responsibility for Manpower and Employment Schemes and the Craftsmen Training Scheme (Industrial Training Institutes) was transferred to the State Governments/Union Territory Administrations with effect from 01-04-1969. With each successive Five Year Plan there had been considerable expansion of the activities of the Employment Service and Training Service in the Centre and the States.