The following amendments are issued by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship as Common Norms for Skill Development Schemes Fourth Amendment, 2020 and with effect from 11 November, 2020.
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- Base Cost
1.1 The Base Cost for different Sectors will be as under with effect from 01.04.2019:
(i) Rs. 46.70/- per hour of training for trades/sectors listed in Category I of SCHEDULE-II.
(ii) Rs. 40.00/- per hour of training trades/sectors listed in Category II of SCHEDULE-II.
(iii) Rs. 33.40/- per hour of training trades/sectors listed in Category III of SCHEDULE-II.
Costs would be subject to a periodic enhancement of 10% annually or as decided by the Common Norms Committee provided minimum duration between any 2 revisions would be at least six months.
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- Transport Costs
2.1 For candidates from Special Areas, as defined in Clause 5.1 of Schedule I and Persons with Disabilities undergoing training outside of such Special Areas, to and fro transport cost as per actual, subject to a maximum of Rs.5000/- per trainee, may be payable.
- Boarding and Lodging Costs For:
(a) Residential training, and/or
(b) In respect of all skill development training programmes where trainees from Special Areas (as defined herein) are trained outside these Special Areas, and/or
(c) Training programmes, anywhere in the country where women trainees have to travel more than 80 kms from their homes to reach the nearest training centre and who are availing of boarding and lodging arrangements made for them.
Ministries will reimburse Boarding & Lodging Costs up to a maximum per trainee per day as per table below:
- X Category Cities/ Town per day Trainee Rs.375/-
- Y Category Cities/Town per day Trainee Rs.315/-
iii. Z Category Cities/Town per day Trainee Rs.250/-
- area Rural Areas and any Area not notified as a municipal/town Rs.220/-
(The List of categories of cities is given at SCHEDULE-III)
- Third Party Certification & Assessment Costs
4.1 To ensure independent and unbiased assessment and certification of trained candidates, costs for certification and assessment shall be payable to an independent third party authorized for conducting assessments and certifications. This amount shall be over above the Base Cost, and shall range from Rs. 600/- to Rs. 1500/- per candidate as decided by individual Ministries/Departments.
- Additional Support for Special Area/Groups
5.1 Training in Special Areas: Over and above the Base Cost, an additional amount equal to 10% of the Base Cost should be permitted for Skill Development programmes conducted in the North Eastern States, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Andaman & Nikobar Island, Lakshadweep and districts affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE) as identified by the M/O Home Affairs for the Integrated Action Plan (hereinafter referred to as ―Special Areas‖).
5.2 All Persons Below Poverty Line (BPL), Persons with Disabilities and Women candidates, shall be referred to as ―Special Groups‖. A Central Ministry/Department can include any target group as ―Special Group‖ to facilitate such groups under its programme(s). Upon successful completion of non-residential skill training programmes, and after certification, the Special Groups will be reimbursed the cost incurred in travelling to and from the training centre as under:
(i) For Persons Below Poverty Line (BPL) and women candidates at the following rates:
Reimbursement of Conveyance Costs per month Amount (in Rs.)
1) Training Centre within District of domicile 1000/-
2) Training Centre outside District of domicile 1500/-