JSS Beed


Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) is an institutional framework for offering vocational training programme to disadvantaged groups of adults such as neo-literates, less-educated slum dwellers, SC and ST and women etc. to raise their efficiency and increase their productive ability. It also provides academic and technical source support to Zilla Saksharata Samitis.

NGOs in existence at least for the last three years after registration can apply for setting up a Jan Shikshan Sansthan.
JSSs are categorised in three categories A, B, and C depending upon their location and performance.

3.1 To improve the occupational skills and technical knowledge of the neo-literates and the trainees and to raise their efficiency and increase productive ability;

3.2 To provide academic and technical resource support to zilla saksharata samities in taking up vocational and skill development programmes for neo-literates in both urban and rural areas;

3.3 To serve as nodal continuing education centres and to coordinate, supervise and monitor 10-15 continuing education centres/nodal centres;

3.4 To organise training and orientation courses for key resource persons, master trainers on designing, development and implementation of skill development programmes under the scheme of Continuing Education for neo-literates;

3.5 To organise equivalency programmes through Open Learning Systems.

3.6 To widen the range of knowledge and understanding of the social, economic and political systems in order to create a critical awareness about the environment;

3.7 To promote national goals such as secularism, national integration, population and development, women?s equality, protection and conservation of environment etc.


4.1 Identify appropriate target areas and target groups by developing socio-economic profiles.

4.2 Identify and procure the list of neo-literates from Zilla Saksharata Samitis and ensure that atleast 25% of the clientele of JSS is neo-literatres.

4.3 Organise training programmes for key resource persons, master trainers and trainees in vocational courses and for neo-literates.

4.4 Identify and ascertain a variety of educational and vocational needs of different categories of clientele groups.

4.5 Plan and organise polyvalent educational programmes and other activities including literacy, post-literacy, and continuing education to suit the learning requirements of target groups.

4.7 Cooperate with educational, cultural and other social organisations involved in organising programmes and activities to meet educational, vocational, social, cultural and welfare needs of target groups.

4.8 Act as a co-ordinator, facilitator and catalytic agent by developing a system of net-working in collaboration with other educational and technical institutions, development departments, welfare agencies, employers and workers? organisations, voluntary agencies, economic enterprises etc.

4.9 Undertake training and orientation of resource persons/instructors involved in planning and implementation of various programmes.

4.10 Organise equivalency programmes through Open Learning Systems.

4.12 Provide consultancy services to agencies and enterprises planning to organise programmes for training and education of similar target groups.

4.13 Organise educational and vocational training programmes with special concern for deprived sections, women/girls and unemployed youth to provide new skills, refine/sharpen/upgrade the existing skills leading to employment, self employment and income generation.

4.14 Promote organisation of forums such as co-operative societies, mandals and associations of women, youth and workers with a view to undertake collective activity for socio-economic development.

4.15 Provide follow-up services to beneficiaries of the JSS.


The recurring grant is to meet the expenditure under the heads of emoluments of staff, honorarium, office expenditure and teaching learning material. The non-recurring grants are meant for infrastructural development of the JSS.

Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) is conceived as an institute for conducting skill upgradation in the areas of programmes of Non-formal, Adult and Continuing Education. It would also provide academic and technical resource support to Zilla Saksharata Samitis in both urban and rural areas.

2.3 The polyvalent approach attempts to provide knowledge and skills in an integrated manner and rests on the following principles: a worker/ neo-literate must have continuous access to education and training throughout his life; each programme should be need-based; since needs vary widely, programmes have to be



adaptable to varying situations

2.4 The Polyvalent approach takes into account: learning needs convenience of place and time for learners and instructors variety in




instructional arrangements

2.5 The methodology includes


practicals, and

field work experience.


The JSS shall organise programmes keeping in view the objectives and target group in the city/town/district in which it is located. The activities may include :

Organising of literacy and adult education programme.

Coordinate and oversee groups of Nodal Continuing Education Centres/Continuing Education Centres.

Acting as resource centres for vocational education in post literacy and continuing education programmes.

Organise equivalency programmes through open learning systems.

Integrate programmes of general education-cum-skill training designed for the needs of the special homogeneous groups.

Organise programmes to improve vocational/occupational skills for vertical/ horizontal mobility.

Conduct family life, population and development education.

Create awareness on issues such as health, hygiene, environmental sanitation, pollution, women?s empowerment, child care, communal harmony and national integration.

Organise cultural/recreational programmes including film shows, meetings, sports and games, excursions and tours.

Provide facilities for library and reading room services.

The steps required to be followed for organising programmes :

Obtain and regularly update the list of neo-literates available in the office of the Secretary, Zilla Saksharta Samiti.

Obtain list of Continuing Education/Post Literacy Centres running in the town/city and neighbouring areas.

Prepare city profile. Apart from the secondary data available with City Municipality/Corporation and other departments, primary data may be collected through a door to door survey.

Identify and adopt few slums/residential colonies - labour colonies for intensive coverage where economically, socially poor sections live.

Allot adopted areas to the programme staff of JSS for planning and implementation of the programme. This arrangement is necessary for assessing the performance of the individual staff member.

Each of the programme staff may plan a programme of action including budget based on the need/requirement (the plan shall include vocational education, identification of resource persons, number of persons to be trained in each batch and the course fees per person per month/per programme etc.)

With the help of resource persons, curriculum for each of the vocational courses may be developed and finalised. Curriculum content to include not only technical/vocational contents but also general awareness (more related to the courses and the clientele) which is otherwise called polyvalent aspects.

At the end of the each course, the beneficiaries may be administered a simple test and course completion certificate may be awarded. (do not issue either Degree or Diploma certificate).

Collaboration with other agencies for organising programmes (both physical and financial) shall enhance the percentage of coverage of the beneficiaries. However, in the name of collaboration, the JSS should not surrender the basic objectives of the institution.

Subject to the approval of the Government of India, Jan Shikshan Sansthan. can charge course fees from the beneficiaries. However, care shall be taken by the individual organisations not to commercialise the programmes. The amount collected shall be deposited in a separate account and shall be recycled for organising more programmes so that more number of persons benefited. The amount collected as fees shall not be normally used for purchase of immovable properties. Such expenditures should be initially considered and approved by the Executive Committee/Board of Management and subsequently, by the Government of India. The amount also shall not be utilised for meeting the expenses on emoluments of the staff as well as for office expenses. The amount should not be diverted to the parent organisation or to any other project(s) of the parent organisation.

The jurisdiction of a JSS will not be restricted to the city/town but shall extend to the whole of the district in which it is situated.

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