- Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources, issues relating to poverty and hunger.
- Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSS)
What to study?
For Prelims and Mains: About Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSS)- objectives, functions and significance.
Context: The government has unveiled new guidelines for Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSS) aligning them to the National Skills Qualification Framework with an aim to providing standardised training across sectors.
- Alignment of JSS course and curriculum with National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) to standardize training.
- Decentralization of powers for JSSs by providing accountability and independence to district administration.
- To identify and promote traditional skills in the district through skilling / upskilling.
- Evidence-based assessment system.
- Easy Online certification.
- Linking JSS to Public Finance Management system to maintain transparency and accountability of the ecosystem.
- Creating livelihood linkages.
- Training of Trainers to develop the capacity through National Skills Training Institutes.
About Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSS):
Formerly under the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Jan Shikshan Sansthan was transferred to the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship in 2018.
Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSS) were established to provide vocational training to non-literate, neo-literate, as well as school dropouts by identifying skills as would have a market in the region of their establishment.
Mains Question: Discuss the recently released guidelines to re-energize and reinvigorate the Jan Shikshan Sansthans.