(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).

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