Training Providers to Install GPS Enabled Biometric Devices

Training Providers to Install GPS Enabled Biometric Devices

  • SDI Portal to Capture Attendance and to Track the Placement of Trainees
  • GPS Enabled Device Monitoring to Improve Performance of SDI Scheme

The Ministry of Labour & Employment has made it mandatory for registered Vocational Training Providers (VTPs) to install GPS enabled Bio-metric attendance to capture the attendance of the trainees during the start and end of training daily, which is stored at the central server. This will ensure VTPs to conduct training regularly. This is one of the many meaningful initiatives taken recently by the Ministry to monitor and improve the quality of training under Skill Development Initiative (SDI) scheme. GPS enabled device ensures that the correct attendance is tracked for the students who belong to the geographical location where biometric device is installed. Trainees having minimum 80% attendance will be allowed to take assessment for getting National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT) approved certificate. Besides this, Placement Tracking Module has also been integrated with SDI portal in order to track the placement of the passed out trainees for one year and only those VTPs get 20% of last instalment of training after one year who enters the data of the trainees namely: salary/wages etc into SDI Portal.

To bring the construction workers into mainstream, a scheme “Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) of construction workers has been launched to test the competencies of the construction workers registered with Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board on pre-determined parameters and thereafter, if workers found wanting in support or core training, are imparted skill gap training as the case may be. Final assessment will be conducted leading to NCVT certification. In order to simplify and ease the process of implementation of RPL scheme, software module from registration to certification has been developed.

The Ministry of Labour & Employment always endeavours to provide quality training to the beneficiaries so that they get employment after successful completion of training. The Skill Development Initiative (SDI) scheme is being implemented since May, 2007 to develop skilled manpower through network 10173 Vocational Training Providers (VTPs) located in various parts of the country. Skill of the persons is assessed by the independent Assessing Bodies and successful persons are awarded NCVT certificates which are recognised for the purpose of employment. There is a provision in the scheme wherein the competencies of the persons acquired by any means are tested on the pre-determined parameters and successful ones are awarded NCVT certificates. As on date more than 34.65 lakhs persons have been trained/ tested and 565 modules have been developed in 68 sectors of economy.

Salient features of the scheme are:

-Additions and deletions of modules is continuing process.

-Flexi delivery time of training quality and it depends upon the target group.

-No training cost and assessment fee is charged from the trainee.

-A provision of providing lodging and boarding charges to the trainees belonging to North Eastern States, Left Wing Extremist Affected Areas, J&K , Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep when they come out of such place for getting training under SDI scheme.

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