The Government of India in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship initiated a step in December 2018 for further improving skill training and apprenticeship training and ensure effective integrated development and monitoring of these programmes at State level. After careful consideration, it has been decided to set up Regional Directorates of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (RDSDEs) for each State / UT. Proposed RDSDEs would subsume the existing activities, personnel, assets and liabilities including lands and buildings of erstwhile Regional Directorates of Apprenticeship Trainings (RDATs) located all over India and hence office of RDATs would cease to exist. However, the existing Central Field Institutes viz; National Skill Training Institutes (NSTIs) / NSTI (W) would be an integrated subordinate formation under respective RDSDEs. Heads of RDSDE would be known as Regional Director. RDSDEs would be attached offices of the Ministry. In connection of the above, Regional Directorates of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (RDSDE) Chandigarh, Haryana was set up in January 2019.