New approval to GP Rating Course and Saloon Rating Course (Obsolete--Delete)

Training Circular No. 13 of 2005

No:3-TR(15)/2003                                                                                                       Dated: May 10, 2005

Subject : New approval to GP Rating Course and Saloon Rating Course

Attention is invited to this Directorate M.S.Notice No. 11 of 2003 dated 12.05.2003 imposing partial restriction on new approval to G.P.Rating course and Saloon Rating course for a period of 2 years from 12.05.2003.

As on date more than 35 institutes are conducting courses for GP Rating and Saloon Rating. The issue of over capacity of training institutes for courses for GP Rating and Saloon Rating has been reviewed in consultation with stake holders to ascertain the market conditions and the industry requirement and it is reported that there is oversupply of ratings in the market than the job available internationally.

In view of the above , it has been decided that the partial restriction imposed on 12th May, 2003 for a period of 2 years should be continued for a further period of 2 years w.e.f. 11th May, 2005 and no proposal from any new training institute shall be entertained for fresh approval for courses of GP Rating and Saloon Rating.

Similarly, no proposal for augmentation in intake capacity in GP Rating Course and Saloon Rating Course shall be entertained from any of the existing training institute.

The above instructions shall be valid for a further period of 2 years from 11th May, 2005. The position shall be again reviewed after ascertaining the market conditions and the industry's requirement after the above period.

This issues with the approval of Director General of Shipping and Ex.officio Additional Secretary to Govt. of India.

Sd/-

(Naresh Salecha)

Sr. Dy.Director General of Shipping

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