Everything you ever need to know About JSS - Jan Shikshan Sansthan

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Everything you ever need to know About JSS - Jan Shikshan Sansthan

What is JSS Scheme?

The Scheme of Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) formerly known as Shramik Vidyapeeth was a unique creation of the Government of India is being implemented through NGOs in the country since 1967.

The scheme was renamed as Jan Shikshan Sansthan in 2000. JSS scheme was transferred from Ministry of Education (erstwhile Ministry of Human Resource Development) to Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship in July 2018.

At present, 233 JSSs in 25 States and 3 Union Territories are functional. The annual coverage of the beneficiaries is around 4 lakh, out of which 85% are women. Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) scheme is implemented through NGOs with 100% grants from the Government of India.

Jan Shikshan Sansthan's are registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The affairs of Jan Shikshan Sansthan are managed by the respective Board of Management approved by the Government of India.

The mandate of the scheme is to provide vocational skills in non-formal mode to non-literate, neo-literates, persons with a rudimentary level of education up to 8th and school drop-outs up to 12th standard in the age group of 15-45 years. The priority groups are women, SC, ST, minorities and other backward sections of the society.

JSS's are reaching the unreached areas to cater for the needs of the poorest of the poor. They work at the doorstep of the beneficiaries with minimum infrastructure and resources.

ORGANOGRAM or organisational Structure of JSS Jan Shikshan Sansthan

Hon'ble Minister

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship


Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Additional Secretary

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Jan Shikshan Sansthan Division (SD&V) Directorate of Jan Shikshan Sansthan
Project Management Unit

MSDE - JSS Division (SD&V)

Release of grants (Re-evaluation of grants heads as per state SC/ST population Matrix) and issuance of UCS
Grievances handling of functional and non-functional JSS
Handling Parliamentary issues, RTI and PG Portal
Holding Annual Review Meeting of JSS Chairperson
Monitoring of Scheme implementation of the states
Technical support for effective implementation of the scheme
Policy changes / up-gradation whenever required
Develop required guidelines and norms for effective implementation
Impact Assessment and Evaluation of JSS
Coordinate CAG-Thematic Audit
Coordination with NSTI, NSDC, NSDA and other stakeholders
Court cases in respect of JSS Scheme
Budgetary matters of JSS Scheme
Approval/Sanction of new JSS
Any other work as assigned to the Division for the promotion/implementation of JSS Scheme or the matter related to it.

Directorate of Jan Shikshan Sansthan

Approval of Annual Action Plan of JSSs
Recommendation of the release of Grants of JSSs
Facilitating and coordinating technical support services to JSSs
Facilitating evaluation of JSSs
Provide technical resource support to Scheme of JSS
Supervision and Monitoring of JSSs progress through periodical visits
Training and orientation to the programme / administrative staff of JSS
Creation of a pool of master trainers
Clearinghouse services
Providing guidance to the members to the Board of Management / Executive committee and Programme / Administrative staff
Conduct Half Yearly / Annual Review meetings
Development of course curriculum
Monitoring of Livelihood Cells of JSS
Collaborate and coordinate with other stakeholders in the field of skill development
Operationalisation of new JSSs
Matters related to JSS Portal, viz. it's periodical updation, maintenance, etc
Publicity and media
Organization of national-level meetings/ workshops / seminars
Activities needed for the promotion of the objectives of the scheme
Scrutiny of Proposal of Board of Management of JSSs
Grievances on Public Grievances Portal
RTI matters in respect of JSS on functional issues
Providing input on court cases on functional issues of JSS
Any other work as assigned to the Directorate for the promotion/implementation of JSS Scheme or the matter related to it

Jan Shikshan Sansthan

Identify appropriate target areas and groups by developing socio-economic profiles
Identify and ascertain educational and vocational needs of different categories of clientele groups
Explore, innovate, work out alternatives and try new methodologies to meet the need of different groups through programmes of vocational education and trainings
Cooperate with educational, cultural and social organizations involved in organizing programmes and activities to meet educational, vocational, social, cultural and welfare needs of target groups
Act as a co-ordinator, facilitator and catalytic agent by developing a system of net-working in collaboration with other vocational and technical institutions, development departments, welfare agencies, employers and workers’ organisations, voluntary agencies, economic enterprises etc
Undertake training and orientation of resource persons/instructors involved in planning and implementation of various programmes
Provide consultancy services to agencies and enterprises planning to organise programmes for training and vocational education of similar target groups
Organise vocational training programmes with special concern for deprived sections, women/girls and unemployed youth to provide new skills, refine/sharpen/upgrade the existing livelihood skills for employment, self-employment and income generation
Promote organisation of forums such as co-operative societies, manuals and associations of women, youth and workers with a view to undertake collective activity for socio-economic development
Provide follow-up services to beneficiaries of the JSS
Create Livelihood Cell for employment/ self and wage employment opportunities. Livelihood Cell will be linked with appropriate national / state level portal for promotion of livelihood opportunities
Identify and develop curriculum on local traditional skills

How to start a Jan Shikshan Sansthan?

Step 1: Proposals to set up new Jan Shikshan Santhans are invited through open advertisements.

Step 2: Request For Proposal (RFP) would be called to establish a new JSS.

Step 3: The entire process of scrutiny/assessment, field visit, evaluation and ranking of the applicants may be handled by a third party expert agency. Complete details about how setup JSS and Eligibility and Funding details

What is shramik Vidyapeeth? The Scheme of Jan Shikshan Sansthan [JSS] formerly known as Shramik Vidyapeeth is a unique creation of the Government of India with the challenging mandate of providing vocational skills to non-literate, neo-literates as well as school dropouts.

How many JSS in India? At present 248 Jan Shikshan Sansthan's in 27 States and 2 UTs are active out of which 17 JSSs are not functional.

What is Jana Shikshan nilayam? As provided in the National Literacy Mission document, the Government decided in Feb'88 to establish Jana Shikshan Nilayam (JSNs) all over the country in a phased manner. ... It is, therefore, essential that access to development information becomes an integral part of the development as well as adult education strategy.

What is Craftsman Training Scheme? The Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS) was introduced by the Government of India in the year 1950 to ensure a steady flow of skilled workers in different trades for the domestic industry, to raise quantitatively and qualitatively the industrial production by systematic training, to reduce unemployment among the educated youth.

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