JSDMS : Paving Way For Jharkhand To Be India's Skill Hub
digitalLEARNING|January 2018

The Government of Jharkhand through its different departments is running various skill development schemes for the skilled workforce in the State. The role being played by Jharkhand Skill Development Mission Society (JSDMS) in effective implementation of every scheme and in skilling youth in the State, shares Jharkhand Skill Development Mission Society (JSDMS) Chief Executive Officer Amar Jha.

JSDMS was registered on 1 October, 2013 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 to function as an autonomous organisation under the Department of Planning and Development, Government of Jharkhand (GoJ). The GoJ notification number 998 dated August 11, 2016 established JSDMS as an autonomous body under Department of higher, Technical Education and Skill Development.

Skill Development Schemes:

Pilot Phase: Skill Development programmes in the State commenced with the launch of a pilot phase in 2016 by signing of a MoU with 21 Training Service Providers (TSP), delivering training programme at 38 centers and completing about 2,545 trainees and placement of 731 beneficiaries.

Saksham Jharkhand Kaushal Vikas Yojana (SJKVY): The skilling programme picked up pace in the State with the launch of SJkvy (Main phase) by Chief Minister Raghubar Das on 27 December, 2016. JSDMS signed MoU with 39 Training Service Providers (TSPs) running National Skills Qualifications framework (NSQf) compliant skill development programmes in about 30 industrial sectors providing benefit to about 25,000 youths of Jharkhand, aged between 18 and 35.

Deen Dayal Upadhyay Kaushal Kendra (DDUKK): JSDMS made a big leap in skill sector with the launch of five DDUkk also known as Mega Skill Centres, on 15 July, 2017. As of now 15 such centres are running in the State, providing training to about 7,000 youths. Each DDUkk works in line with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. These centres provide scale, speed and standard to the skill programmes in the State. The infrastructure facilities at DDUkk required a minimum area of 15,000 sq ft for training of 2,000 candidates in every centre annually delivering multi sector curriculum of at least 576 hours duration, with Industry alignment.

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