Smriti Irani Exhorts Directors of Jan Shikshan Sansthans to Formulate District Specific Plans by First October 2015
INVC NEWS New Delhi, Smriti Irani, Union Minister of Human Resource Development exhorted the directors of Jan Shikshan Sansthans to draw a skill map of the district in which they are located and then draw a specific plan which may be called My District - My Plan. She said this while interacting with the Directors of Jan Shikshan Sansthans in their Orientation Workshop organized by National Literacy Mission Authority today at New Delhi. My District - My Plan, she added should also cover Plan to meet literacy requirements of non literates falling in the age group of 40 to 60 years. She desired that JSS should formulate their District Plan by 1st October, 2015 with clear timelines for completion of various components of the Plan and then it should be uploaded along with the photograph of their Directors on the National Portal. This Portal will be launched as a Deepawali gift this year. She announced that the Directors of the best performing JSSs shall be suitably awarded. Directors of JSSs unanimously assured the Union Minister that they will do their best for formulation and implementation of their District Plan as per timelines suggested by her. Touching the role of JSSs in the field of adult literacy and skill development, she stressed that as skill requirements vary from district to district there cannot be a uniform solution for all the districts. The Union Minister of HRD conveyed her appreciation for commendable contribution made by JSSs in mobilization of people to avail the benefits of Jan Dhan Yojana and Suraksha Bima Yojana launched by the Prime Minister. She said that in case any Bank was not cooperating with Director of JSSs in promotion of these schemes, such instances may be brought to her notice and she would personally speak to the concerned Bank for its immediate solution. While welcoming the Union Minister, Director General (NLMA) briefly explained that the workshop was being organized for the orientation the Directors mainly on the new initiatives of the Government in the various fields including skill development, social security, financial inclusion etc. and the manner in which Jan Shikshan Santhans are required to associate themselves with these initiatives. He also apprised the Union Minister about the efforts made by JSSs in mobilization of their target group for the social security schemes like Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana & Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana.