National Literacy Mission Authority
Department of School Education and Literacy
Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India

Scheme of Support to Voluntary Agencies for Adult Education & Skill Development

Jan Shikshan Sansthan

Jan Shikshan Sansthan (formerly known as Shramik Vidyapeeth) have a challenging mandate of providing vocational skills to non-literate, neo-literates as well as school drop-outs by identifying skills that have a market in the region of their establishment. The scope of work of Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSSs) includes the following:

Develop/Source appropriate curriculum and training modules covering vocational elements general awareness and life enrichment components.

Wherever possible, JSSs 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

Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSSs), have been categorized into three categories, namely, Category 'A', Category 'B' and Category 'C'. The quantum of assistance provided for each category is as under:

Budget head Category 'A'(in lakh) Category 'B'(in lakh) Category 'C'(in lakh)
Emoluments 16 15 13
Program 19 15 13
Office Expenses 5 5 4
Recurring (Total) 40 35 30
Non-recurring(for infrastructure and equipment) One time grant of Rs. 15 lakh only to the new JSSs