The Drone Shakti program announced in the Union Budget 2022 on February 1 will be piloted through select Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs). The Directorate General of Training (DGT) has already designed a six month duration training programme in ‘Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)/ Drone Pilot’ Trade besides some short term courses in Drone Assembly/Repair/Coding etc. have also been designed by Sector Skill Councils.
The course programme would be rolled out in select ITIs across all states to promote drone making.. Besides, NSDC & SSCs would also help implement this training programme through various industry associations. Multi-Skilling needs in this from Ministries like Agriculture, Chemicals & Fertilizers etc. will also be factored in.
As per the plans of Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurships (MSDE), startups will be promoted to facilitate ‘Drone Shakti’ through varied applications and for Drone-As-A-Service (DrAAS).
DGT has got qualification tag on drones approved under NSQF for implementation in ITIs:
- Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS) – Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)/Drone Pilot (Refresher Course)
- Drone Technician
- Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)/Drone Pilot
- Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)/Drone Pilot (CTS)