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Jan Shikshan Sansthan

Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSSs) are established to provide vocational training to non-literate, neo-literate, as well as school drop outs by identifying skills as would have a market in the region of their establishment.

Scope of Work

The Scope of Work of Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSSs) will include the following:

  • Develop/ Source appropriate curriculum and training modules covering vocational elements general awareness and life enrichment components.
  • Wherever possible, JSS are encouraged to undertake
  • Training equivalent to courses designed by the Directorate of Adult education, National Institute of Open Schooling and Director General Employment & Training.
  • Provide training to a pool of resource persons and master trainers for conducting training as also availability of infrastructure and training – specific equipment.
  • Administer simple tests and award certificates
  • Network with employers and industries for trainees to get suitable placements.

Categorisation of Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSSs)

Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSSs), have been categorized into three categories, namely, Category ‘A’, Category ‘B’ and Category ‘C’. Different quantum of assistance has been provided for each category.

Upgradation of Jan Shikshan Sansthans

The scheme does not provide for upgradation of one category of JSS to another.

New Jan Shikshan Sansthans

During 2008-09, 50 additional JSSs, in Category ‘C’, have been set up under this scheme on the new parameters and financial pattern

Pattern of Financial Assistance

For the Financial Year 2008-09, assistance will be provided at the pre-revised scales. With effect from 1-04-09, till the validity of this scheme, all the JSSs will be provided enhanced* assistance, at the revised rates, as follows:

Budget Head Category
(Rs. lakh)
(Rs. lakh)
(Rs. lakh)
Recurring (Total) 40 35 30
Emoluments 16 15 13
Programme 19 15 13
Office Expenses 5 5 4
Non- Recurring(for infrastructure and equipments) One time grant of Rs. 15 Lakhs only to the NEW JSSs .

*This increase of Rs. 5 Lakhs will be exclusively for the programmes.

Monitoring and Evaluation

Directorate of Adult Education, Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India/ National Literacy Mission will be responsible for Monitoring and Evaluation.

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