Skill Development of Widows



Skill Development of Widows 

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that there are a number of skill development schemes across various sectors being implemented by Central Ministries/Departments. The data on the widows covered under these skill development programmes is not maintained centrally. However, most of these schemes have special provisions to promote the participation in skill development programmes by all socio-economic groups, including women. 30% of all the seats for the courses in all Government and Private ITIs are reserved for women candidates which includes widows as well.

           
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, further, there are 402 Government Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) exclusively for women. Furthermore, Government has set up ten Regional Vocational Training Institutes (RVTIs) and one National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) (at Noida, Uttar Pradesh) in Central Sector for skill Development of Women including widows across the Country. Details of these RVTIs are given below:-

RVTIs
S. No.
State
Place
1
Haryana
Panipat
2
Rajasthan
Jaipur
3
Meghalaya
Tura
4
West Bengal
Kolkata
5
Karnataka
Bengaluru
6
Kerala
Trivandrum
7
Madhya Pradesh
Indore
8
Gujrat
Vadodara
9
Uttar Pradesh
Allahabad
10
Maharashtra
Mumbai

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Certification Scheme 
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that the government has initiated a skills development and certification initiative for the purpose of skills up-gradation of workers in the construction sector based on the concept of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Beneficiaries of the scheme are the construction workers registered with State Labour Welfare Department. Expenses incurred towards training, assessment and wage compensation of the workers are to be met from the Building and Other Construction Worker’s (BOCWs) Cess. The workers are pre-assessed as per the pre-determined criteria on the basis of which they are provided skill gap training. Training Providers are reimbursed the training cost @ Rs. 30/- per hour per trainee and workers are given Wage compensation at the rate of Rs. 35/- per hour per person to compensate wages during training and assessment. The scheme is operational in the States of Delhi, Haryana, Telangana, Odisha and Chhattisgarh and Himachal Pradesh.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, further, Government has launched Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) on 15th July, 2015 across the Country which has the target to benefit 24 lakh persons with training of 14 lakh fresh entrants and certification of 10 lakh person under RPL within one year. Certification of formal and conventionally skilled workers is done under RPL of the scheme. As on 30th November, 2015, 5,289 candidates have been enrolled in 65 training centres under PMKVY-RPL for 27 job roles developed by 17 Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) in 17 States and 01 Union-Territory with coverage of 50 Districts. 
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Semester System in ITIs 

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that at present, the examinations in the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) are being conducted under the semester system. In order to meet the increased cost of examination, the examination fees was increased in November, 2014 on the recommendation  of National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT), but this has not resulted in lesser no of students seeking admission in the ITIs.

The detail of number of students, admitted  in ITIs, State-wise during the  sessions 2014-15 and 2015-16 is:

Name of State/UT
Number of trainees admitted in year 2015-16
Number of trainees admitted in year 2014-15
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
240
186
Andhra Pradesh
35178
56425
Arunachal Pradesh
441
356
Assam
2991
2765
Bihar
79056
65415
Chandigarh
1029
662
Chhattisgarh
13503
12342
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
112
108
Daman & Diu
223
156
Delhi
7865
6044
Goa
1795
1247
Gujarat
55069
43454
Haryana
26141
26797
Himachal Pradesh
15234
16596
Jammu and Kashmir
2528
2343
Jharkhand
28422
26729
Karnataka
67467
69579
Kerala
28619
29724
Lakshadweep
90
94
Madhya Pradesh
59654
38871
Maharashtra
90960
104040
Manipur
94
48
Meghalaya
335
546
Mizoram
316
523
Nagaland
73
171
Odisha
47190
47729
Puducherry
870
843
Punjab
42351
33808
Rajasthan
127272
121039
Sikkim
218
267
Tamil Nadu
38242
38714
Telangana
32455
33727
Tripura
1128
1066
Uttar Pradesh
143175
147679
Uttarakhand
10147
7444
West Bengal
15082
11687
Total
975565
949224

Note: As the NCVT-MIS portal    started    functioning from    December, 2014 only,  the   State-wise data for admissions for the years 2012-13 and 2013-14 is not available.

A total of  270   numbers of ITIs have been de-affiliated from National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) during last three years & current year due to lack of infrastructure, shifting of location and own request of institutes. State- wise details is:

Sl. no.
States/UTs
2015-16
Total
1
ANDHRA PRADESH
0
2
2
BIHAR
0
1
3
GUJARAT
1
3
4
HARYANA
0
2
5
HIMACHAL PRADESH
14
14
6
KARNATAKA
0
1
7
KERALA
0
6
8
MAHARASHTRA
1
1
9
ORISSA
1
31
10
PUNJAB
11
52
11
RAJASTHAN
26
143
12
TAMIL NADU
0
8
13
UTTAR PRADESH
1
5
14
WEST BENGAL
0
1

Total
55
270

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, as the examination is being conducted at the end of every semester, accordingly the examination fee per semester is being charged from trainees for All India Trade Test (AITT) on semester pattern. The pressure on the students, due to introduction of semester system, has been reduced considerably as the evaluation process is fast and results are declared timely as compared to the past system in which time taken for declaration of result was considerably large as compare to the present system. Also, the trainees were appearing in examination in past system after one year or two years depending on the duration of the course whereas in the present system they are appearing every six months, thereby reducing the pressure of examination.
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Skill Development for Disabled Persons 

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that theGovernment endeavours to ensure that skilling  needs of differently abled persons are taken care of through various skill development programmes.  In order to provide employable skills to Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), the following measures have been taken:-

i.     Vocational Training Centres (VTCs) run by various training organisations under the scheme of Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS).
ii.    Skill Training programme is being conducted by National Handicapped Finance Development Corporation (NHFDC), a Public Sector Undertaking and seven National Institutes under the administrative control of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.
iii.   21 Vocational Rehabilitation Centres (VRCs) under the administrative control of Ministry of Labour and Employment located at various parts of the country.
iv.   The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities have entered into a partnership by signing an MoU for skilling in PwD sector.
v.    The Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana targets to train 50,000 Persons with Disabilities.
vi.   A Sector Skill Council for Persons with Disabilities has been set up to develop standards for job roles for Persons with Disabilities and their training, assessment and certification. The Council has identified 6 Qualification Packs based on the suitability of 19 disabilities.

          In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, In order to create employment opportunities for Persons with Disabilities through self-employment, financial assistance is provided to them through National Handicapped Finance Development Corporation (NHFDC). The number of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) availing such assistance during the last three years which is on an increasing trend is given below:-

Year
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
No. of PwDs
13296
13312
14703

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World Bank Assistance for Skill Development Programme 
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that the World Bank has funded the Vocational Training Improvement Project, ‘Upgradation of 400 Government Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs). The project envisages upgradation of 400 Government ITIs across the Country. The scheme also includes enhancement of knowledge and skills of ITI instructors, strengthening facilities in 14 central institutes, strengthening curriculum development, reforms, capacity building. Key institutional reforms introduced under the project are constitution of Institute Management Committee (IMC) at ITI level with the chairmanship from the industry. Under the schemes, Rs. 1605 crore has been utilized till September, 2015 out of which 83% has been disbursed by the World Bank. Approx. 70,000 trainees are trained annually under the scheme started from December, 2007 with the closing date as September, 2016.

He said, National Skill Development Agency has not made any estimate of funds required for meeting the target fixed for skill development. However, in order to understand the sectoral and geographical spread of skill requirement/gaps and incremental human resource requirement across the sectors, studies have been undertaken by the Government through National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), a Public Private Partnership (PPP) entity. As per the study, employment opportunities in India would increase from 461.1 million in 2013 to 581.9 million in 2022, across the 24 sectors, pointing at an incremental human resource requirement of approximately 120.8 million. Considering the overlap in the human resource requirement across a number of sectors, the unique number for incremental demand would be 109.7 million by 2022, wherein the top 10 sectors would account for 80% of this requirement.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, as an effort to align the skill development initiatives with the incremental human resource requirement, Prandhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) has been launched by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. The scheme has a target to cover 24 lakh persons under skill development training which would be done based on the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) and industry led standards. 
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Sector Skill Councils 

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that the government has constituted and operationalised 29 Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) which are industry led bodies intended to align the skilling efforts as per the industry’s requirement. The SSCs prescribe the National Occupational Standards (NOS) and Qualification Packs (QPs) based on which the training is imparted. Details of SSCs under operation are as under:-

S. N.
Name of Sector Skill Council
S. N.
Name of Sector Skill Council
1
Agriculture SSC
16
Median and Entertainment SSC
2
Apparel SSC
17
Leather SSC
3
Automotive SSC
18
Life Sciences SSC
4
Beauty and Wellness SSC
19
Logistics SSC
5
Banking, Financial Services & Insurance SSC
20
IT-Information Technology enable Services (ITeS) SSC
6
Capital Goods SSC
21
Mining SSC
7
Construction SSC
22
Power SSC
8
Electronics SSC
23
Retail SSC
9
Food Processing SSC
24
Rubber SSC
10
Handicraft SSC
25
Security SSC
11
Gems and Jewellery SSC
26
Telecom SSC
12
Healthcare SSC
27
Textiles SSC
13
Plumbing SSC
28
Tourism and Hospitality SSC
14
Earthmoving and Infrastructure SSC
29
Aviation and Aerospace SSC
15
Iron and Steel SSC


            In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, further, setting-up of new SSCs as per the requirements of the industry, is a continuous process.

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Verification of Skill Development Agencies 
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) follows a comprehensive process for empanelment of Training Providers. After initial verification of their credentials, a third party technical and legal due diligence of training providers is undertaken. Based on the outcomes of technical and legal due diligence, they are evaluated and considered for empanelment by NSDC. Further, NSDC has system to visit centres for on spot monitoring.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, Under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), to ensure quality of trainings to the satisfaction of enrolled candidates (end user), the below mentioned steps are being taken:-

a) Site Visits: The Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) & PMKVY monitoring team conduct site visits on sample basis to ensure that quality trainings are being provided to students, also before authorizing a centre it is the responsibility of the SSCs to ensure that training centre is well equipped to conduct the trainings.

b) Call Validation: Candidates undergoing training are contacted via phone calls to seek their feedback on the training being provided.

c) Student Feedback Forms: The students have to fill a Student Feedback Form which seeks candidate’s experience of training, these forms are collected by the Assessor at the time of assessments.

d) Grievance Portal: Candidates in case of any complaints can contact PMKVY monitoring team via grievance portal named “Happy Fox”, on receiving a complaint, PMKVY monitoring team conducts investigation and actions as per PMKVY Consequence Management System are taken. 
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National Skill Development Corporation 

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is the implementing agency for skill development schemes of various Ministries/Departments like Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), Udaan, National Urban Livelihood Mission. Under PMKVY, there is a budget of Rs. 1000 crore for the current financial year i.e. 2015-16. The funds under PMKVY are to be utilized through NSDC which is the implementing agency for the scheme. There is no proposal to enhance the budget provision under PMKVY during this financial year.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, the NSDC has approved 39 industry led bodies called Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) to promote industry/employer participation out of which 29 SSCs are operational in various sectors like Agriculture, Automotive, Healthcare, Construction and Plumbing. Various kinds of training is imparted by NSDC for skill development across the Country.  State-wise break-up of skill development training by NSDC for the period from 2011-12 to 2015-16 (upto 30.11.2015) is:

State
FY 15–  16
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
--
Andhra Pradesh
26,565
Arunachal Pradesh
--
Assam
6,129
Bihar
9,655
Chandigarh
10,272
Chhattisgarh
27,998
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
888
Daman and Diu
--
Delhi
46,774
Goa
320
Gujarat
18,600
Haryana
15,244
Himachal Pradesh
1,749
Jammu and Kashmir
1,186
Jharkhand
4,406
Karnataka
44,719
Kerala
4,979
Lakshadweep
--
Madhya Pradesh
35,091
Maharashtra
84,650
Manipur
25
Meghalaya
2,445
Mizoram
100
Nagaland
708
Odisha
12,727
Puducherry
174
Punjab
2,392
Rajasthan
14,786
Sikkim
341
Tamil Nadu
44,844
Telangana
26,210
Tripura
394
Uttar Pradesh
32,942
Uttarakhand
2,400
West Bengal
46,069
Others*

* These include numbers where State Wise break up was not available
  Also - No State Wise Distribution is available for FY 2010-11                                                                 

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 Skill Loan Scheme 
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that Skill Loan Scheme was launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on 15th July, 2015 with a view to support youth who wish to go through skill training programmes in the Country. This Skill Loan Scheme has replaced earlier Indian Banks Association (IBA) Model Loan Scheme for Vocational Education and Training. The Indian Banks Association (IBA) has already circulated the scheme to the Chief Executives of All Member Banks for implementation of the Scheme. Any Indian National who has secured admission in a course run by Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), Polytechnics or in a school recognised by Central or State education Boards or in a college affiliated to recognised university, training partners affiliated to National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) Sector Skill Councils, State Skill Mission, State Skill Corporation can avail loan for the purpose. Amount of loan varies from Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 150, 000/- depending on the course having a repayment period of 3 to 7 years. Simple rate of interest @ 11% and 12% per annum is charged during the period of study.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, Government has set a target of 34 lakhs for Skill Loan for a period of 5 years and the target for 2015-16 is 2 lakhs. As per information provided by Department of Financial Services (DFS) in respect of 27 Banks, 6003 numbers of Skill Loan accounts have been opened till 30.09.2015 and the total amount sanctioned is Rs 38.663 crores. The Skill Loan Scheme does not discriminate against women. 
Crafts Instructor Training Scheme 

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that the Government has received proposals from the State of Andhra Pradesh and Punjab.

Government is setting up ATIs in PPP mode under the scheme of “Enhancing the capacity of Training of Trainers”. In 1st phase following 12 states have been identified:

1.         Gujarat                        7.         Kerala
2.         Madhya Pradesh         8.         Chhattisgarh
3.         Orissa                          9.         Assam
4.         Bihar                           10.       Himachal Pradesh
5.         Rajasthan                    11.       Jharkhand
6.         Goa                             12.       Karnataka

The States which have identified the locations for the setting of these ATIs, has been taken in the 1st phase.
           
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, the training capacity in existing institutes at present is limited as compared to actual requirement. Thus, infrastructure capacity of these institutes is being enhanced for additional trades and units.
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Agricultural Labourers Under PMKVY 
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that the Government has launched Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) in March, 2015 which is a reward based, demand driven scheme. The scheme aims to enable and mobilise a large number of Indian youth to take up skill training, become employable and earn their livelihood. It has been targeted to benefit 24 lakh persons with training of 14 lakh fresh entrants and certification of 10 lakh persons under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). The total outlay of PMKVY is Rs.1500 crore. National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is the implementing agency for PMKVY. As on 30th November, 2015, 5.32 lakh candidates have been enrolled under the scheme for 328 job roles developed by 28 Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) across the Country.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, Agriculture Sector Skill Council (ASSC) has been set up to promote capacity building in agriculture industry and bridge the gap between laboratories and farms. The ASSC has been mandated for skill development, upgradation of cultivators, agricultural labourers in organized and unorganized agricultural industry. As on 30th November, 2015, under PMKVY, 33,943 people have been enrolled for training through 559 skill training centres across the Country under 34 job rolls developed by ASSC. 
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