Based on the need to enhance the participation of women in the Nation's economy, a Women's Cell was set up, in the Ministry of Labour, Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGE&T), with assistance from Swedish International Development Authority/International Labour Organization. DGET (WOT) conducted an all India feasibility study for expansion and diversification of VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME for WOMEN.
As an outcome of this study, the Women's Vocational Training Programme was designed and Launched in the year 1977.
The programme aimed at providing wide range of equitable opportunities for skill training to women so as to bring them into the main stream of the nation's economic activities.
The Women's Cell at DGE&T, is entrusted with planning, designing, executing, pursuing long-term policies for vocational training of women in areas having high employment potential including self-employment potential; thereby increasing women's participation in economic and social development of the country.