Jan Shikshan Santhans: Government launches new reforms, guidelines to align JSS with National Skill Qualification Framework
Earlier, the Jan Shikshan Sansthan was managed by the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development. However, later in 2018, the JSS was transferred to the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Petroleum and Natural Gas (MSDE) on January 24, 2019 launched new reforms and guidelines for Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) to further strengthen the skills ecosystem benefiting those in the underprivileged sections of society.
The motive behind the new guidelines is to align the JSSs to the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF). By aligning JSSs to the National Skill Framework, the Government aims to provide standardised training across sectors.
New Guidelines of Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS)
Launch of JSS portal
The Ministry also launched the new JSS website (www.jss.gov.in) on the same occasion.
The website will furnish information on action plans, database of beneficiaries and stakeholders, details of finance and expenditure and other ongoing developments along with a public log-in access.
Blended Training System at JSS
On the same occasion, the Amrita University’s Blended Training System was launched at the Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSSs) with e-content entailing selected skill courses. This is a comprehensive ICT -based platform that provides numerous benefits for trainees and trainers.
MoU of MSDE and NSDC with NACER
The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) signed an MoU with National Centre for Excellence of RSETIs (NACER), the apex body for Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETIs).
The objective of this collaboration is to provide skilled Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) candidates from Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras (PMKKs) for the 10-day residential Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) at RSETIs.
RSETIs will also support the candidates to access loans through credit linkages with public sector banks and also provide two-year mentorship support to the candidates.
Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSSs)
Overview of Jan Shikshan Sansthan