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Special programmes are undertaken for training of Defence Service personnel who are about to retire or have retired from service. The following schemes are being implemented for their training in collaboration with Director General of Rehabilitation (DGR) in the Ministry of Defence.

· Pre-cum-post Release Training for Defence Personnel (PCPRT)
· On-the-job training scheme for Defence Personnel (OJT).

“PCPRT” training is provided to retiring service personnel in various ITIs all over the country. The objective is to equip the retiring service personnel with the skills in suitable trades to enable them to acquire recognised qualification in the form of National Trade Certificate leading to appropriate placement. The trainees are deputed by DGR prior to their retirement and about 1000 seats have been earmarked for the purpose in ITIs all over the country.

"On-the-job" training scheme was introduced in 1981. Under this scheme, special skill training is imparted by the industrial enterprises for retiring defence personnel on the basis of the syllabi prepared in consultation with DGR in 10 different trades. The duration of training is 9 months. After completion of training, DGE&T conduct trade test at its field institutes under the aegis of NCVT and a trade certificate is awarded to the successful trainees.


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