To ensure effective integrated development and monitoring of Skill Training and Apprenticeship training at state level, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India has decided to set up REGIONAL DIRECTORATE OF SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP (RDSDE) for each State / UT.
Accordingly for the state of Jharkhand, RDSDE has been established since December 2018. The existing Central Field Institutes viz; National Skill Training Institute, Jamshedpur has become an integrated subordinate formation under this RDSDEs. Head of RDSDE is known as "Regional Director". RDSDE, Ranchi, Jharkhand is the attached Office of the Ministry of Skill Development. The Regional Director of RDSDE, Jharkhand is also designated as Regional Apprenticeship Advisor in terms of Section 27 of the Apprentices Act, 1961.
Functions entrusted on RDSDE Jharkhand include supervision of apprentice activities, Skill Development in 47 district affected by LWE, promotion of apprentices under Strive Scheme, National Apprentice Promotion scheme and supervision of NSTI Jamshedpur. NSTI(W)-Ranchi is proposed to be set up in Ranchi district. Major establishments under RDSDE Jharkhand include TATA Steel, SAIL- Bokaro Steel Plant, Kiriburu Iron Ore Mines, Railway- Chakradharpur Division, Uranium Corporation of India.