Skill Development in Aspirational District
Implementation Process

The Skill Development initiative needs to be implemented jointly by the NIELIT centre, accredited partners, and State Govt. departments like Employment Exchanges etc. It is observed that the unemployment is much more prevalent among people who have already acquired either a Higher/Senior Secondary/ ITI Certificate, Polytechnic Diploma or completed an Undergraduate course from a College. As several of these candidates remain unemployed, there is a need to bring in a meaningful intervention while these students are still in schools and colleges which will substantially reduce the likelihood of these persons joining the ranks of the unemployed as soon as they leave their school or college.

Considering the involvement of multiple Centres / training partners and other stakeholders in the implementation of project and the need for overall aggregation and integration at the national level, it has appropriate to implement project, with well-defined roles & responsibilities of each concerned involved, and to create an appropriate project management structure. Three Project-management Units are proposed at three levels. Following table shows the levels and proposed unit responsible for management the progress of training work force

Level Unit Name No's
NIELIT HQ Level Project Coordination Unit (PCU) 1
NIELIT Centre Level Regional Project Coordination Unit (RPCU) 3 at NIELIT Centre [One for North East states, One for Northern & Eastern and one for South & Central states)
NIELIT Centre Level Nodal Officer At each Centre for a state

10.1 Project Coordination Unit (PCU) at NIELIT HQ Level

A Project Coordination Unit (PCU) is proposed to be setup to monitor the project of training of 21,600 beneficiaries. PCU will meet to review the progress of project twice in a year. Representatives from Ministry, NIELIT PCU, NIELIT RPCU, Centre Level Nodal Officer, will meet to review and analyze reports prepared by PCU. The Unit will play role for:

  • Assist/ support MeitY in coordination/ monitoring/ PRSG etc.
  • Develop MIS for monitoring performance/ progress of the project
  • Advice on Implementation Models
  • Guidance in Capacity Building
  • Strategic Control
  • Support in Project Monitoring and advice
  • To review the target achieved during the said period.
  • To discuss the issues raised during review meeting and suggesting the appropriate action.
  • To review the status of funds given and their utilization.
  • To review the target set and achieved

The responsibilities of this unit are:

  • Awareness and Communication: As this unit is responsible for implementing the strategy to achieve objective of training 21,600candidates, therefore it becomes important that information and guidelines in implementing the programme must be made aware to all the concerned centres and branch. The information may be in the form of courses to conduct, add/ de-list any course, technology to be used, objective of the scheme and target to be achieved in particular year.

  • Assessment of result: The unit will review the progress of the programme in a meet to be held twice in a year. The unit will also decide on action to be taken in case some issue arises in terms of mismatch of target and achievement.

  • Strategic and Operational Issues:The committee will resolve the strategic and operational issues encountered during the implementation of programme.

  • Monitoring and Evaluation: A comprehensive MIS will be developed to keep track and evaluate targets met, financial results i.e. availing and utilizing the funds. These MIS reports would be discussed in the annual meetings of the unit. Some of the MIS reports are listed below.

  • Summary of the target set and achieved during the said period
  • Centre wise, no of candidates trained
  • Category wise number of candidates trained
  • State wise number of candidates trained
  • Statement of expenditure incurred
  • Feedback report
  • List of issues to be discussed related with strategy, policy and the relevant operational matters

10.2 Regional Project Coordination Unit (RPCU) at the NIELIT Centre Level

At this level, it is proposed to setup a Regional Project Coordination Unit (RPCU), to manage, monitor and control the project. The RPCU would review the project progress quarterly at centre level. All the reports as mentioned above would be analyzed and forwarded to RPCU. RPCU will also discuss the local issues and risks involved in implementing the scheme to produce skilled work force.

The responsibilities are:

  • Conducting the Course: The unit will ensure that course is being run properly and timely in order to achieve the target. The unit will also ensure sufficient infrastructure as per requirement

  • Monitoring the Critical Activities: The main critical activities in terms of training are training faculty, arranging Hardware and Software timely and providing space to conduct course. The unit will monitor these activities closely.

  • Preparation of Reports: All the MIS reports as mentioned above would be prepared and analyzed by this unit.

  • Tracking Fund Utilization: The unit will keep track of the fund availed and utilized.

10.3 Centre level Nodal Officer

Each of the NIELIT centres will have a Nodal Officer to overseethe implementation of the project at the centre level.

Main Role:

  • Affiliation of Training Partners
  • Allocation of targets to affiliated training partners
  • Collaboration with Social Welfare of respective State / Employment Exchanges and other organisations for getting list of eligible list of candidates
  • Placement and counselling support to the successful candidates

10.5 Admission Procedure

  • Registration: Registration for admission in any course will be done online on first cum first serve basis. Admission in any course will be granted to registered students after due process of short listing / scrutiny.Opening of registration in any course will be notified on NIELIT portal well in advance.

  • Short Listing of Candidates: Applications invited through online portal with a transparent process of advertisement in regional or local dailies/ web-site/ direct counselling at educational institutions etc. A three member Committee comprising of two internal members and one member from Dept. of Social Welfareof the concerned State Government/ Local Employment Exchange may select the candidates fulfilling minimum eligibility criteria and on merit basis. Candidates with higher qualifications may be preferred

  • Training: In first year Training will be implemented in 20 Aspirational districts through NIELIT Centres and NIELIT accredited Centres. In first year efforts will be made to tie up with the Government institutes with required infrastructure / resource to conduct the training and private institutes will also be mobilized to get accreditation of NIELIT NSQF aligned courses so as training in other districts on these courses can be conducted.

  • Placement Assistance: NIELIT Centre will conduct Job fair to facilitate certified candidates to get suitable job. Database of certified students will be linked with the MSDE portal to connect directly with the employer.

  • Impact Assessment: An impact assessment of the scheme would be carried out through a third party like DTU, IIM etc. so that the learnings/mid-course corrections, if any, could be carried out during the balance period of implementation of the project.