As part of the Suo-Motu initiatives of the Ministry of Tourism under the Scheme of “Capacity Building for Service Providers”, it was decided to provide financial assistance to Govt. sponsored Tourism & Hospitality Institutes, Private Tourism/Hospitality Institutes, State Tourism Development Corporations and State Governments etc. to conduct Skill Development Programs to be called “HUNAR SE ROZGAR” or its verticals. The Program offered short but quality training courses covering (i) Food & Beverage Service (ii) Food Production (iii) Bakery & Patisserie (iv) Housekeeping Utility (v) Driving Skills (vi) Stone Masonry (vii) Golf Caddies (viii) Tourist Facilitator etc.
The program was aimed at targeting persons with not much means and in need to acquire skills facilitative to employment. The implementation of the program was subject to certain administrative and financial Guidelines.
In order to bring about uniformity and standardization in the implementation of various Skill Development Schemes by different Central Ministries / Departments, the Govt. of India has decided to bring all the schemes/programs relating to skill development activities within the Common Norms notified by the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship with the approval of the Ministry of Finance. The Ministry of Tourism has accordingly resolved to effect full transition to these norms with effect from 1st April, 2016 as per the Cabinet decision.
“Skill Development, for the purpose of any Government scheme, is defined as any domain specific demand led skill training activity leading to employment or any outcome oriented activity that enables a participant to acquire a skill duly assessed and certified by an independent third party agency, and which enables him/her to get wage/self-employment leading to increased earnings, and/or improved working conditions, such as getting formal certification for hitherto informal skills, and/or moving from informal to formal sector jobs or pursue higher education/training and shall fall in the categories as per below:
Courses Offered: To begin with, the following skill development courses will be conducted under the “Hunar Se Rozgar Tak” program with effect from 27-12-2016 after adopting NSQF approved courses. The QP-NOS (Level-4) prescribed by the Tourism & Hospitality Skill Council (THSC) in respect of the Multi Cuisine Cook, Food & Beverage Service Steward, Room Attendant and Front office Associate courses and QP-NOS(Level-4) prescribed by the Food Industry Capacity and Skill Initiative (FICSI) in respect of the Craft Baker course have been adopted in full as they presently exist. Complete details of the course content / syllabus etc. and may be downloaded from their respective websites
Funding Norms of the Program
Based on the nature and characteristics of the trades/job roles, the Multi Cuisine Cook and Craft Baker courses are classified as Category-I courses while the Food and Beverage Service Steward, Room Attendant and Front office Associate listed in Category-II. The classification of all new NSQF compliant courses to be introduced in future will be notified along with the guidelines on the respective courses.
The funding norms as given in SCHEDULE-I (Schedule of Cost) shall apply to all the “Hunar Se Rozgar Tak” courses listed above, except as otherwise provided in the specific guidelines. The hourly rates (i.e. Base Cost) shown in SCHEDULE-I shall be inclusive of cost components such as:
- Mobilization of candidates
- Post-placement tracking/monitoring
- Placement expenses
- Trainers’ training
- Amortization of Infrastructure costs/Utilities
- Teaching Aid (including Course material& Tool Kit)
- Raw material
- Salary of trainers
The fund flow to the Training Providers shall be based on the outcomes achieved, and shall be released in the manner given in SCHEDULE-III to implement the programs effectively. The formats for rendering detailed accounts will be communicated separately