New approval to GP Rating Course and Certificate Course in Maritime Catering. (Obsolete--Delete)

Training Circular No. 4 of 2009

No.3-TR(15)/2003                                                                                        Dated: 11th May, 2009

Subject :- New approval to GP Rating Course and Certificate Course in Maritime Catering.

Attention is invited to this Directorate's M.S. Notice No. 11 of 2003 dated 12.05.2003, Training Circular No. 13 of 2005 dated 10.05.2005, Training Circular No. 3 of 2007 dated 25.05.2007 and Training Circular No. 6 of 2008 dated 06.05.2008 imposing restriction on new approval to G.P. Rating Course and Certificate Course in Maritime Catering for the period upto 11.05.2009.

As on date 38 institutes are conducting G.P. Rating Course and Certificate Course in Maritime Catering. The issue of demand and supply of ratings has been reviewed and it is seen that there is over supply of ratings in the market as against the jobs available internationally

In view of the above, it has been decided to continue with the restriction for a further period of 1 year w.e.f. 11th May 2009. No proposal for any new training institute and no proposal for augmentation in intake capacity from the existing institutes shall be entertained.

However, the proposals received from States and Union Territories not having any DGS approved institute for training of Ratings, can be considered on merits and industry's requirement.

The above instruction comes into force with immediate effect from 11th May 2009 shall be valid for a further period of 1 years.

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

Sd/-

(ASHIMA GUPTA)

DY. DIRECTOR GENERAL OF SHIPPING

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