Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector Current Affairs - 2019

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SAMARTH Scheme: 16 states ink MoU with Textiles Ministry

16 states out of 18 selected states have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Union Ministry of Textiles for skilling about 4 lakh workers as part of Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SAMARTH).

16 states that have signed MoUs include Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala, Mizoram, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Tripura, Karnataka,Manipur, Haryana, Meghalaya, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand. Jammu & Kashmir and Odisha earlier had agreed to be on board, but did not sign MoU.

Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SAMARTH)

It is skill development scheme of Union Ministry of Textiles, covering the entire value chain of the textile sector excluding Spinning & Weaving in organized Sector. It was approved by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in December 2017.

Objectives:

(i) Provide demand driven, placement oriented NSQF (National Skills Qualification Framework) Compliant skilling programme to incentivizeorganized textile and related sectors excluding Spinning and Weaving.

(ii) Promote skilling and skill up-gradation in the traditional sectors of handlooms, handicrafts, sericulture and jute.

(iii) Provide Sustainable livelihood to all sections of the society across the country

Implementation Target: Train 10 lakh persons (9 lakh in organised and 1 lakh in traditional sector) over period of 3 years (2017-20) with budgetary outlay of Rs. 1300 crore.

Features: Under it, skill gap and skilling requirements will be assessed and skills will be imparted accordingly. In addition to domain specific hard skills, 30 hours of soft skills will be also provided. Trainees will be assessed and certified by accredited Assessment Agency.  It provides placement guarantee of 70% successful trainees (for courses in organised sector, all 70% have to be placed in wage employment, in courses of traditional sector, atleast 50% are to be placed in wage employment). It also makes mandatory for post placement tracking.

CCEA approves Scheme for Capacity Building in Textiles Sector

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS) in order to ensure steady supply of skilled manpower in the labour-intensive textile sector.

SCBTS is a new skill development scheme covering the entire value chain of textile sector excluding Spinning & Weaving in organized Sector. It will remain operational for three years ending in 2019-20 with an outlay of Rs. 1300 crore.

Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS)

The objectives of SCBTS are to provide demand driven, placement oriented skilling programme to incentivize efforts of the textile industry in creating jobs in the organized textile and related sectors. It also seeks to promote skilling and skill up-gradation in traditional sectors through respective Sectoral Divisions/organizations of Ministry of Textiles and also provide livelihood to all sections of society across the country.

The scheme will have National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) compliant training courses with funding norms as per Common Norms notified by Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The skilling programmes will be implemented through textile Industry/Units, reputed training institutions and Institutions of Ministry of Textiles/State Governments having placement tie-ups with textile industry/units.

The scheme will be implemented for benefit of all sections of the society across country including rural, remote, LWE affected, North East, J&K by imparting skills in identified job roles. It will also give preference to various social groups, SC, ST, differently-abled, minorities and other vulnerable groups.

Moreover, under this scheme segment/job role wise requirement of skill needs will be assessed from time to time in consultation with the industry. Besides, it will have web-based monitoring for steering every aspect of implementation of the programme.