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.
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3:Schemes
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 !
SAMARTH (समर्थ )
- Samarth (Scheme For Capacity Building In Textile Sector) is a flagship skill development scheme .
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT
- A centralized web-based Management Information System (MIS) has been put in place for monitoring.
- Submission of proposals
- Release of funds
- Enrolment of candidates
- Functioning of training
- Physical verification
- Post-placement tracking etc.
- The release of funds will be linked to physical progress updated on the 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.