Strong monitoring mechanism for ‘Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS)’ seems to be on top priority for Ministry of Textiles (MoT). Physical verification module with a feature to upload videos of visits in stipulated time can be a good tool for it. ISDS is one of the most appreciated schemes to train the workforce for Indian textile industry.
Textiles minister, Smriti Irani recently had a meeting in New Delhi with senior officers of MoT to review the implementation of ISDS and also recommended a few measures to strengthen its monitoring mechanism and increase its outreach for imparting training to individuals in the textile sector. She also discussed functioning of Project Management Unit under ISDS.
The web-based Management Information System (MIS), which has been devised to monitor skill training programmes, was also reviewed in the meeting. It is worth mentioning that ISDS has been in limelight due to less number of placements. Most of the states having textile industry often demand to train more, but MoT has suggested to first improve the placement percentage of already trained candidates.
Now, 21,577 candidates have been trained under ISDS in the textile sector through 556 centres across the country. Also, Rs.1,029.19 crore has been allocated for the scheme, however only Rs.629.05 crore has been received so far by the sates.
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