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Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSS)

Topics Covered:

  1. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources, issues relating to poverty and hunger.
  2. 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.

 

New guidelines:

  • 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.

 

Sources: pib.

 

Mains Question: Discuss the recently released guidelines to re-energize and reinvigorate the Jan Shikshan Sansthans. 

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