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43 new implementing partners empanelled under SAMARTH Scheme


According to the Textile Ministry, 43 new implementing partners empanelled under SAMARTH schemes with an additional training target of 75,000 beneficiaries and 5% increment in support to implementing partners.

What’s in News?

  • The Empowered Committee for Scheme for Capacity Building in Textiles Sector (SAMARTH) announced the inclusion of 43 new implementing partners with an additional training of 75,000 beneficiaries.
  • The decision was taken with the motive to enhance the skill development of the workforce in the textile sector.
  • To provide financial support to industries involved in imparting skills under the SAMARTH scheme, implementing partners will get 5% increment.
  • The ministry of textile has joined forces with a total of 157 Textile Industries/Industry Associations, 16 Central/State Government Agencies and 3 Sectoral Organisation of the Ministry which aims to effectively carry out training programs under SAMARTH Schemes.
  • The expansion of SAMARTH Scheme through the addition of implementing partners and increased training targets, signifies the government’s commitment to promote skill development and create employment opportunities in the textile sector.

About the SAMARTH Scheme:

  • SAMARTH Scheme is a Scheme for Capacity Building in the Textile Sector (SCBTS).
  • SAMARTH is a demand driven and placement oriented umbrella skilling programme of Ministry of Textiles.
  • The scheme was formulated under the broad skilling policy framework.
  • SAMARTH Scheme has been launched by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs in 2017 under the Ministry of Textile.
  • Organised and Traditional Sector are targeted under the SAMARTH Scheme.

Silent Features of SAMARTH Scheme:

  • SAMARTH Scheme provides enhanced facility of skill development to the master trainers.
  • Aadhar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS): That ensures the credibility of the trainers and the beneficiaries.
  • CCTV recording of training programmes: To avoid major conflicts in the functioning of the scheme, training institutes are fixed with CCTVs.
  • Dedicated call centre with helpline number.
  • Mobile app-based Management Information System (MIS).
  • On-line monitoring of training processes.

Objective of the SAMARTH Scheme:

  • It provides National Skills Framework Qualification (NSFQ) complaint skilling programmes to over 10 lakh persons.
  • The skilling programmes offered under the SAMARTH Scheme aims to incentivize and supplement the efforts of the Textile Industry.
  • SAMARTH Scheme aims to create job opportunities in the textile and other related sectors.
  • Traditional sectors of handlooms, handicrafts, sericulture and jute will be upgraded through skilling and skill upgradation.
  • It also aims to induce self-employment capabilities among youth and others.
  • It also aims to promote sustainable livelihood to all sections of the society.

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