Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for a new skill
development scheme covering the entire value chain of the textile sector
excluding Spinning & Weaving in organized Sector, titled "Scheme for
Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS)" from 2017-18 to 2019-20 with
an outlay of Rs. 1300 crore. The scheme will have National Skill Qualification
Framework (NSQF) compliant training courses with funding norms as per the
Common Norms notified by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
The objectives of the scheme are to
provide demand driven, placement oriented skilling programme to incentivize the
efforts of the industry in creating jobs in the organized textile and related
sectors; to promote skilling and skill up-gradation in the traditional sectors
through respective Sectoral Divisions/organizations of Ministry of Textiles;
and to provide livelihood to all sections of the society across the country.
programmes would be implemented through: Textile Industry /Units in order to
meet the in-house requirement of manpower, Reputed training institutions
relevant to textile sector having placement tie-ups with textile industry units
and Institutions of Ministry of Textiles /State Governments having placement
tie-ups with textile industry/units.
The scheme will
broadly adopt the following strategy: Job role wise skilling targets will be
based on skill gap identified for various levels i.e. Entry level courses,
Up-skilling/ Re-skilling (supervisor, managerial training, advanced courses for
adapting technology etc.), Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Training of
Trainers, Entrepreneurship Development. Segment Wise/ Job role wise
requirement of skill needs will be assessed from time to time in consultation
with the industry.
monitoring will be adopted for steering every aspect of implementation of the
programme. Skilling requirement in the traditional sectors such as handlooms,
handicrafts, jute, silk etc. will be considered as special projects through
respective Sectoral Divisions/organizations. Skill upgradation will be
supported further for entrepreneurial development through provision of MUDRA
loans..With a view to make outcomes measurable, successful trainees will be
assessed and certified by an accredited Assessment Agency.
At least 70 per
cent of the certified trainees are to be placed in the wage employment. Post
Placement tracking will be mandatory under the scheme. Acknowledging the high
levels of employment of women in the sector post training, all partner
institutions will be required to comply with the guidelines regarding Internal
Complaints Committee to be constituted under the Sexual Harassment of Women at
Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013 to become
eligible for funding under the scheme.
The scheme will be
implemented for the benefit of all sections of the society across the country
including rural, remote, LWE affected, North East, Jammu and Kashmir by
imparting skills in the identified job roles. Preference will be given to
various social groups, SC, ST, differently abled, minorities and other
scheme of skill development implemented by the Textiles Ministry in the 12th
Plan period, more than 10 lakh people have been trained of which more than 70
per cent were women. Considering that the apparel industry, a major segment to
be covered under the scheme, employs majorly women (about 70 per cent), the trend
is likely to be continued in the new scheme.
About 10 lakh
people are expected to be skilled and certified in various segments of Textile
Sector through the scheme, out of which 1 lakh will be in traditional sectors.
Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) was introduced by Ministry of Textiles as a
pilot scheme in the last two years of Eleventh Five Year Plan with an outlay of
Rs. 272 crore, including Rs. 229 crore as Government contribution with a
physical target to train 2.56 lakh persons.
The scheme was scaled up as main phase during the
12th FYP with an allocation of Rs. 1,900 crore to train 15 lakh persons. ISDS
addresses the critical gap of skilled manpower in textile industry through
industry-oriented training programmes. It is implemented through three
components where major thrust is given to PPP mode where a forged partnership
has been developed with the industry in establishing a demand driven skilling
ecosystem. Under the scheme, so far a total of 10.84 lakh people have been
provided skilling, out of which 10.12 lakh have been assessed and 8.05 lakh
have been placed. The scheme has been largely aligned with the common norms of
Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.