Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Smriti Irani has urged the directors of Jan Shikshan Sansthans to draw a district wise skill map and a district specific adult literacy plan, My District – My Plan. She said this while interacting with the directors of JSSs in their orientation workshop organised by National Literacy Mission Authority (NLMA) in New Delhi.
The minister added that My District – My Plan, should also focus on meeting literacy requirements of non-literates falling in the age group of 40 to 60 years. She urged that JSS should formulate their District Plan by October 1, 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 on Diwali this year. She announced that the directors of the best performing JSSs will 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.
Touching the role of JSSs in the field of adult literacy and skill development, the minister stressed that as skill requirements vary from district to district there cannot be a uniform solution for all the districts.
Addressing the workshop, YSK Seshu Kumar, Director General, NLMA explained that the workshop was being organised for the orientation of 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.