Dharmendra Pradhan Launched Jan Shikshan Sansthan to Boost Skill Development & Entrepreneurship

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In order to boost skill development and entrepreneurship across the country including the remote areas, Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship announced comprehensive reforms for Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS).

The step is to further strengthen the skills ecosystem benefiting those in the underprivileged sections of society, said the minister.

The announcements were made during the National Conference for Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSSs) which was held in New Delhi.

Dharmendra Pradhan said “The emergence of the rural industry as an important growth engine for the economy makes it an imperative for us to stress on skilling our youth in remote districts of the country”.

JSSs can play an important role in bridging information asymmetry between skill training and market opportunities thereby giving an impetus to the creation of a workforce equipped in technology-driven skills, including in\ areas like health & wellness, tourism, e-commerce, retail and trade, he added.

Formerly under the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Jan ShikshanSansthan has been transferred to the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship in 2018. Today’s conference saw the release of new guidelines, aligning the JSSs to the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF).

This marks an important step towards the convergence of all skilling activities under the aegis of one ministry, bringing in transparency and accountability to the entire skilling ecosystem.

Jan ShikshanSansthan (JSS) has been instrumental in skill training and introducing avenues of entrepreneurship among the socio-economically backward and educationally disadvantaged groups such as neo-literates, semi-literates, SCs, STs, women and girls, slum dwellers, migrant workers.

By bringing them under the aegis of the national skill framework, the agenda of today’s event was to align all skilling activities to a common cause of skill development at the district and gram level, the minister said.

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