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About Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC)
Established by Planning Commission, Government of India

The Planning Commission, Government of India jointly with the Indian construction industry has set up Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) with a mandate to promote Human Resource Development, training and skill up gradation, to streamline the functioning of Indian Construction Industry, and is the Apex representative organizat ion having active participation of several Constituents of Indian Construction Industry and has evolved several procedures and facilitates inter- alia setting up of several institutions to enable Indian Construction Industry acquire the status as a vibrant global entity.

RCP is also recognised by Construction Industry Development Council of India (CIDC) – Planning Commission, Govt. of India as a ‘Partner Institution’.

The Council, for the first time in the country, provides the impetus and the organizational infrastructure to raise quality levels across the industry. This helps to secure wider appreciation of the interests of construction business by the government, industry and peer groups in society.

CIDC is a change agent to accelerate a process of self-reform that should enable the industry to answer the challenges of the future.

Human Resource Development in construction industry is one the major initiative of CIDC to streamline the functioning of Construction Industry in India & neighboring countries.

CIDC has several active associations with Academic Institutions, Universities, State Governments, and trade organizations & has been responsible for imparting vocational training & skill development programmes at Artisan, Supervisory, Engineering and Management levels.

Over last two decades, CIDC has also been responsible for designing the training programmes, training the trainers, preparing the study material, conducting training programmes, and also established Institutions. Some of these are, National Academy of construction, Hyderabad, Chhattisgarh Nirman Academy, Vishwakarma Pratham to Pancham and more.

Clarity of purpose and intent forms CIDC's mandate. Since its inception in 1996, the Council has taken several initiatives for the development of the industry. Few are given below:

  • Advice the Government on policy formulation related to construction industry.
  • Standardization of construction contracts and procedures.
  • Training manpower at skilled worker level and construction management level.
  • Grading of construction entities
  • Devise mechanisms for workers' welfare.
  • Create an environment that ensures equality of opportunity for all Indian contractors.
  • Help evolve policies for financing.
  • Help the industry move from the current state of rule-bound, lowest-price-based contracting to a more quality-conscious, time-bound & technology- driven one.
  • Dispute Resolution in Construction Contracts.
  • Establishing construction equipment bank.
  • Interaction and networking with international organizations to promote emerging technologies and best practices.

Dr. P R Swarup,Director General,CIDC, is a member of All India Board of Undergraduate Studies in Engineering and Technology constituted by AICTE. ALL INDIA COUNCIL FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION(AICTE) - Board of Undergraduate Studies in Engineering and Technology

MoU with Construction Industry Development Council

RCP, Lucknow and CIDC, New Delhi have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to facilitate Engineering Diploma Programmes in Mechanical, Electrical and Civil jointly offered by Singhania University and CIDC, New Delhi. It is our Pride that RCP has received its recognition as a ‘Partner Institution’ from Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) – Planning Commission, Govt. of India. The basic objective of MoU was to impart vocational and professional training leading to creation of employment opportunities to unemployed youth of India. The Center will also provide opportunity to engineering students to undertake internship programme in construction industry. CIDC has been nominated by the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India and Govt. of Haryana to certify skill of construction workers in several trades.

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