(The Gist of PIB) Jan Shikshan Sansthans [JUNE-2019]
(The Gist of PIB) Jan
Shikshan Sansthans [JUNE-2019]
Jan Shikshan Sansthans
Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship announced that
Fee for SC/ST candidates, who join vocational training under Jan Shikshan
Sansthans (JSS) has been waived off.
Currently, there are 247 JSSs working across the country imparting
vocational skill training programmes and entrepreneurship benefits
accessible to the underprivileged such as neo-literates, semi-literates, SCs,
STs, women and girls, slum dwellers, migrant workers.
Formerly under the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Jan Shikshan
Sansthan has been transferred to the Ministry of Skill Development and
Entrepreneurship in 2018.
Key highlights of the New guidelines released for JSSs in January 2019:
Alignment of JSS course and curriculum to National Skill Qualification
Framework (NSQF) to standardize training.
Decentralization of powers for JSSs- giving more accountability and
independence to district administration.
Linking JSS to PFMS (Public Finance Management system) maintaining
transparency and accountability of the ecosystem.
Training of Trainers to develop the capacity through NSTIs (National
Skills Training Institutes).