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Directorate General of Employment (DGE)

Directorate General of Employment

The Directorate General of Employment (DGE) in Ministry of Labour is the apex organization for development and coordination at National level for the programmes relating to vocational training including Women"s Vocational Training and Employment Services. Employment service is operated through a countrywide network of Employment Exchanges. Industrial Training Institutes are under the administrative and financial control of State Governments or Union Territory Administrations. DGE also operates Vocational Training Schemes in some of the specialized areas through field institutes under its direct control. Development of these programmes at national level, particularly in the area concerning common policies, common standards and procedures, training of instructors and trade testing are the responsibility of the DGE. But, day-to-day administration of employment Exchanges and Industrial Training Institutes rests with the State Governments/ Union Territories Administrations. Distribution of responsibilities between Central Govt., State Governments and Industry has been shown in the table Tasks and Responsibilities.