Daily current Affair January 2019
Government launches new reforms, guidelines for Jan Shikshan Santhans (JSS)
By Sandeep Nagyaan · 27 Jan 2019
Reference:- The Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Petroleum and Natural Gas (MSDE) has launched new reforms and guidelines for Jan Shikshan Santhans on 24 January 2019. The motive behind the new guidelines is to align the JSSs to the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF). By the National Skill Framework, the Government aims to provide standardised training across sectors.
New Guidelines for Jan Shikshan Santhans:-
1. Alignment of JSS course and curriculum to National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) to standardise training
2. Decentralisation of powers for JSSs for giving more accountability and independence to district administration
3. To identify and promote traditional skills in the district through skilling
4. Evidence based assessment system
5. Easy online certification
6. Linking JSS to Public Finance Management system (PFMS) to maintain transparency and accountability of the ecosystem
7. Creating livelihood linkages
8. Training of trainers to develop the capacity through National Skills Training Institutes (NSTIs).
About Jan Shikshan Santhans:-
Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSSs) are established to provide vocational training to non-literate, neo-literate, as well as school drop outs by identifying skills as would have a market in the region of their establishment. It was known as Shramik Vidyapeeth and later renamed Jan Shikshan Sansthan in April 2000, the scheme has been successfully working for the past 50 years. The JSS comes under the Ministry of Human Resources Development.