Samarth Scheme | UPSC

Samarth Scheme | UPSC


The Ministry of Textiles is implementing the Samarth-Scheme for Capacity Building in Textiles Sector.

      WHY IN NEWS:

Under Samarth, 18 State Governments have been allocated a training target of 3.6 lakh beneficiaries for conducting training programme in traditional and organized sectors.

MINISTRY? :- Ministry of Textiles


For PRELIMS textile is the biggest employer after agriculture. That made us include this scheme ! Focus on aim , implementation and the beneficiaries .

For MAINS nothing much here . Let us dive in !


At present, 23 empanelled implementing partners have commenced the training programme under the scheme in 11 States.

 SAMARTH (समर्थ )


  • Samarth (Scheme For Capacity Building In Textile Sector) is a flagship skill development scheme .

It was approved in continuation to the Integrated Skill Development Scheme for 12th FYP, Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs.

  • The industry is facing shortage of skilled workers and provides many opportunities for unemployed youth .
  • To address the issue, Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS) and named it SAMARTH Scheme has been launched.


  • To provide demand driven, placement oriented National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) compliant skilling programmes.

This will incentivize and supplement the efforts of the industry in creating jobs in the organized textile and related sectors.

  • This will be covering the entire value chain of textile, excluding Spinning and Weaving.
  • To promote skilling and skill upgradation in the traditional sectors of handlooms, handicrafts, sericulture and jute.
  • To enable provision of sustainable livelihood either by wage or self employment to all sections of the society across the country.


  • The Scheme would target to train 10.00 lakh persons (9 lakhs in organised & 1 lakh in traditional sector)


The skilling programmes would be implemented through following Implementing Agencies:

  • Textile Industry.

Institutions/Organization of the Ministry of Textiles/State Governments having training infrastructure.

  • Placement tie-ups with textile industry.
  • Reputed training institutions/ NGOs/ Societies/ Trusts/ Organizations etc.
  • Even Companies /Start Ups / Entrepreneurs active in textile sector having placement tie-ups with textile industry.


  • Aadhaar enabled biometric attendance system with minimum 80% attendance for assessment
  • Training by certified trainers having Training of Trainers (ToT) certification by RSA/SSCs
  • CCTV recording for entire training programme and assessment process.

Third party assessment and certification by assessment agencies empaneled by RSA

  • Placement linked skilling programme with mandatory wage employment in organized sector (70%) and in traditional sector (50%)
  • Random physical verification of active training centres
  • NSQF aligned courses
  • Robust MIS and real-time Scheme information publicized in Ministry of Textiles website
  • Call centre (Helpline) set-up to collect feedback
  • Mobile app for different stakeholders to ease out monitoring and implementation mechanism.

Preference given to marginalized social groups and 115 aspirational districts

  • Public Grievance redressal with designated Grievance Redressal Officer from Ministry of Textiles
  • Internal complaints committee to be constituted under the Sexual Harassment of women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition, redressal) Act ,2013
  • Funding as per common norms of MSDE
  • Common branding as per guidelines of MSDE
  • For self-empolyment, concessional credit under the Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana will be provided for beneficiaries.

Samarth Scheme | UPSC


  • A centralized web-based Management Information System (MIS) has been put in place for monitoring.

MIS shall act as an integrated platform for registration and empanelment of Implementing Agencies.


  • Submission of proposals
  • Release of funds
  • Enrolment of candidates
  • Functioning of training
  • Physical verification
  • Assessment
  • Placement
  • Post-placement tracking etc.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • The release of funds will be linked to physical progress updated on the MIS.

A Mobile Application for different stakeholders TC Coordinator, Inspection Agency, beneficiaries has been linked to MIS .

  • Also the grievance redressal with Geo-tag, timestamp and evaluation is linked to the MIS modules.
  • Call centre setup with helpline/ Toll free number linked to MIS and Public Dashboard.
     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB | Samarth Scheme | UPSC

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