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Norms of Training and Funding

Author:Kaushalkar|February 2nd, 2019

The Notification of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India No. H-22011/2/2014-SDEL— dated 08/08/2015, has constituted a Common Norm Committee as the apex body to update and suitably revise the Common Norms applicable to the Skill Development Schemes of the Government of India being implemented through various Ministries/Departments. The State Governments are also expected to align their skill development schemes with the Common Norms so as to bring in uniformity and standardization. Accordingly, the following Norms of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood schemes executed wholly by the Karnataka Government are issued:

  • For fresh entrants to the job market, the training duration to be minimum 200 hours (including orientation, theory, practical, soft skill training and/or on the job training) except where prescribed by any Statute.
  • In case of re-skilling or skill up-gradation of persons already engaged in an   occupation, training programmes having a minimum duration of 80 hours of        trainings including orientation, theory, practical, soft skill training and/or on the job training.
  • In the case of persons who have acquired Skill through informal, non-formal or experiential training in any vocational trade or craft, formal recognition and certification of such skill, if necessary after imparting bridge courses, to be treated as Skill Development.
  • Extension work, such as that carried out in the fields of agricultural and related activities, public health etc. would be recorded as an activity distinct from skill development. These would need to be programmes of durations of 32 hours or more, which leads to any economic or social benefit that may not be immediately measurable, and the Common cost norms would not be applicable to such extension work.
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           Soft skills (which would include computer literacy, language, communication, work related safety and work related norms and rules / codes, labour laws, welfare benefits, life skills and workplace inter-personal skills relevant for the sector/trade) would be an integral part of the skills training process and must be suitably integrated into the course modules of all the above-mentioned categories.

  (vi)      Alignment with the National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF)

           All Skill Development courses offered under the scheme framework must conform to the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) notified on 27.12.2013 which provides for transition of all training / educational programmes / courses so as to be NSQF compliant by the third anniversary date of the notification of the NSQF (i.e., after 27.12.2016). Government funding would not be available for any training or educational programme/course if it is not NSQF complaint. All training providers empanelled/approved by the various Departments of the Government of Karnataka would need to comply with this requirement. The KSDA will oversee if a particular course or training program is as per NSQF standards. Government of Karnataka has adopted the NSQF and will also evolve through KSDA, its own standards in Job Roles where necessary.

(vii)    Input Standards: The following inputs may also be considered so as to ensure that adequate training infrastructure and capacity exists.

(a)   The overall training infrastructure specially the training aids and equipment being as per guidelines.

(b)   Trainers with suitable qualifications / experience being hired and each trainer to having undergone Training of Trainers (ToT).

(c)   Industry relevant content, appropriate to the learning groups, and conforming to the broad requirements of NSQF. All course material in detail (with daily Orientation, Theory, Practical, Soft Skill, OJT modules with hours of training each day along with the name and qualifications of the Trainer for each module, in English and Kannada (wherever feasible) is provided to all trainees and to Skill Mission in advance. A copy of the same should be sent to the KSDA by the Skill Mission to ensure compliance.

(d)  The student and trainer enrollment linked to Aadhar. Biometric attendance will

        form the basis of calculation and must be provided directly from the device or in

        a format provided by Skill Mission.

(e)      Trainings and Assessments being video recorded if required

(f)       All Training Agencies will have to be Registered on and accredited by SDEL before they take up training for any State Government Department (Detailed Guidelines in Para 4). The Agency must apply as per guidelines with all documents online and all testimonials of trainers, and submit Detailed Course Content of all Job Roles selected.

(g)      All such Agencies which wish to take up training programs must ensure they select only aspirants registered on and such aspirants must have an Adhaar card issued in Karnataka to be eligible. The method of batch formation is given in further detail in Paras 6 & 7.

(h)      A Certificate of Skill as approved by Skill Mission is to be issued to each trainee on successful completion of the course in the following format.

(i) Batches are created in such a way that the requirement of representation of SC / ST / Women / Minorities and PHP is ensured over the total program by each agency

(j) Only those candidates who attend 70% of the fixed training hours will be allowed to attend assessment tests.

(k) Candidates who lack the normative attendance or fail the assessment will not be considered for re-assessment unless they are provided additional training by the agency at its own cost to make good the attendance deficit or skilling deficit.

(viii) Outcomes:

In addition to independent third party certification of the skilled individual, the outcomes from skill development programmes shall be as under:

(a)      Employment (both wage and/or self) on an annual basis of at least 70% of the successfully certified trainees within three months of completion of training

 (b)     In case of wage employment and recognition of prior learning, candidates shall be placed in jobs that provide wages at least equal to minimum wages prescribed and such candidates should continue to be in jobs for a minimum period of three months, from the date of placement in the same or a higher level with the same or any other employer.

(c)      In case of self-employment, candidates should have been employed gainfully in livelihood enhancement occupations which are evidenced in terms of trade license or setting up of an enterprise or becoming a member of a producer group or proof of additional earnings (bank statement) or any other suitable and verifiable document as prescribed by the respective Department.

(d)      In case of re-skilling or skill up-gradation of persons already engaged in an occupation, at least 50% of such persons shall have an increase of at least 5% in remuneration within 6 months of completion of the skill development training.

(e)      In case of persons who have acquired skills, through informal, non-formal or experiential training in any vocational trade or craft, the formal recognition and certification of such skills, (after imparting bridge courses if necessary) that provide appropriate increase in wages in the skill category of the candidate for immediate and subsequent production cycle in case of wage employment or meets the conditions of self-employment will be treated as the outcome of this effort.

(ix)  Funding Norms

Funding under skill development schemes is available for either of the following:

(a)      Meeting the amortized capital expenditure for creation / up gradation of infrastructure for skill development training; and

(b)      Meeting the recurring cost of training, assessment and monitoring.

(c)      Meeting Special Costs where applicable: Travelling & Daily Allowance, Uniform Costs, Safety Kit Costs, Tool Kit Costs, Awards & Convocation Ceremonies, Certificates and Bank Accounts to enable Digital Payments etc.

(x) The hourly rates are inclusive of cost components such as:

  1. Mobilization of candidates through
  2. Curriculum
  3. Placement expenses
  4. Trainers’ training
  5. Equipment
  6. Amortization of Infrastructure costs/Utilities
  7. Teaching Aid
  8. Raw material
  9. Salary of trainers
  10. Support for Boarding & Lodging
  11. Transport costs
  12. Third Party Certification & Assessment Costs: To ensure independent and unbiased assessment and certification of trained candidates, costs for certification and assessment shall be payable to an independent third party including a university / institute authorized by KSDA.
  13. Documentation & Monitoring Costs
  14. Awards & Certificates for Excellence to Trainees & Trainers

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