Utkarsha Bangla – Non Project Mode full details

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Utkarsh Bangla – Non Project Mode
2.1. Objectives
2.1.1. The objective of the Scheme is to skill individuals of minority category to empower
them to engage in wage employment or self-employment leading to improved
livelihood through increased earnings, and/or improved working conditions, and/or
opportunities to move from informal to formal work sectors.
2.2. Strategy & Approach
2.2.1. The Technical Education & Training Department shall facilitate the interventions
made under the ambit of this scheme by providing the required technical support to
the PBSSD.
2.2.2. The PBSSD shall be assisted by its agencies in the form of the District Project
Management Units (DPMUs) at the District level, headed by the District
Magistrates, which shall in turn be supported by Sub Divisional Project
Management Units (SDPMUs) at Sub Divisional level under the SDOs. The PBSSD
may also, by notification, utilize the services of other Government agencies at the
State, District and sub district level in furtherance of the aims and objectives of the
scheme.
2.3. Eligible Training Partners
2.3.1. The eligible training providers for this training would be as follows:
a) The Training Providers empanelled to PBSSD along with their additional centers
b) The Private Training Providers operating the Government ITIs in PPP mode
2.4. Daily Operation & Attendance
2.4.1. The classes would be operational for 6 days a week (i.e. Monday to Saturday) and
at least 4 hours per batch per day.
2.4.2. The overall training infrastructure, especially the training aids and equipment,
would be as per National norms as prevalent from time to time.
2.4.3. Soft Skill training has been made compulsory as an add-on to the core skill and
therefore no separate training of Soft Skills is required.

2.4.4. Training providers are not allowed to charge any fee / amount under any pretext
from the trainee, unless specifically mentioned in the Work Order, and in context of
some Government directive.
2.4.5. The classes in each center would be operated in either first or second shift as
mentioned in the Letters of Counselling and Letters of Intent.
2.4.6. The Training Providers will be required to put in biometric attendance of the
trainers and trainees as a necessity for claiming training fees, in which case the
necessary infrastructure will be setup by them at their own cost and liability. The
attendance of the trainees and trainers will be biometrically captured twice a day-at
the beginning of the class and at the end of the class.
2.4.7. The classes must commence and finish on the date as mentioned in the Work
Orders. In case of any delay the TP must produce proper documentation showing
cause of delay to the Project Director, PBSSD, else it would be considered as breach
of contract. The final decision regarding the same would be at the discretion of the
Project Director, PBSSD.
2.4.8. Franchising would not be allowed for training process. If found otherwise it would
be considered as a breach of contract.
2.5. Assessment & Certification
2.5.1. For ensuring that national level certification such as NCVT is awarded to the trainee
on completion of their training, third party assessment/ certification of the trainee
shall be done by PBSSD through appropriate interventions / mechanisms.
2.5.2. On completion of training, the TPs would be responsible for taking steps to
facilitate a National Level assessment and certification such as NCVT certificate as
may be conveyed to them by PBSSD. For the purpose TPs will inform the PBSSD
at least a month in advance of the completion of the training or as per schedule laid
down by the PBSSD, ensuring that the requisite information is filed in the
appropriate quarters. Assessors will be appointed by PBSSD, or through its
interventions, and shall be independent of training agencies.
2.6. Role of the Training Providers
2.6.1. To make the necessary investments in terms of procuring equipment as per the
courses to be conducted and other furnishings that are required to smoothly run the
courses.

2.6.2. To operate the courses and take the responsibility of the daily functioning of the
institutions by incurring the recurring costs.
2.6.3. To hire high quality trainers and ensure quality training being imparted.
2.6.4. To adhere to the KPIs as per clause 2.6 of this document for the smooth
functioning of the batches.
2.6.5. To raise invoice in a timely manner and with transparency. Any fraudulent data
would lead to breach of contract and would be dealt with severity.
2.7. Key Performance Indicators & Funding Norms
2.7.1. The Key Performance Indicators would be as follows:
a) Placement : The Scheme links the defrayment of training costs to attainment of
various Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), that shall, inter alia, include
employment (both wage and self) on an annual basis of at least 70% of the
successfully certified trainees within three months of completion of training, with
at least 50% of the trainees passing out being placed in wage employment for a
minimum period of 6 month on a remuneration not below the minimum wage
applicable for semi-skilled worker or INR 6000/- per month whichever is higher.
Failure to achieve this % shall result in penalties as indicated in 2.7.3.(b). The
PBSSD shall have freedom to alter the percentage in totality or introduce a mix
of wage employment and self- employment depending on the nature of the
primary scheme that is being implemented and the sectors involved.
b) Tracking: Training providers shall track candidates for a period of 12 months (at
least once in every two months) after completion of training. Candidate wise
records are to be maintained digitally in the specified format, regarding mode of
tracking, date of tracking, person by whom tracking was done, latest status of the
candidate (working / not working, satisfied / unsatisfied with job, wants new job
etc.) and remedial measures to be taken (if required). The format would be shared
to the Training Providers by PBSSD.
c) Presentation and payment of bill: The process of invoice generation would be
notified to the Training Providers shortly.
2.7.2. The Funding Norms would be as per the following:
a) The TP shall be paid not more than 80% of the total fees payable on successfully
assessed students before the placement and tracking reports are completed.

b) A minimum of 20% of the training fees payable to the training providers shall be
linked to placement of the trained candidates and the submission of the “Post
Training Tracking report” covering a period of 12 month from the date of
completion of training and after the trainee remains in continuous employment of
6 months.
c) Security Bank Guarantee shall be released on completion of 18 months from the
date of starting commencement of the batch as mentioned in the work order.
2.7.3. The penal provisions would be as per the following:
a) Assessment Success Rate- If subsequent to the completion of training of a
particular batch, the successfully assessed trainees are less than 25% of the
batch size, than the entire training fees payable for that batch shall be deducted
as a penalty.
b) Placement Rate – In the event of failure to provide placement to the successfully
assessed trainees, following percent of amount of training fees payable to the
TPs shall be deducted as a penalty for non-placement:
% of successfully assessed trainees
placed out of a batch
Penalty from fees
allocated for Placement
Less Than or up to 20% 80%
For Placement of more than 20% but upto 35% 50%
For Placement of more than 35% but upto 45% 30%
For Placement of more than 45% but upto 55% 20%
For Placement of more than 55% but upto 70% 10%
For Placement of more than 70% 0%
Note: If subsequent to the audit of the placement report by TPA, it is found that the
TP has wrongly reported (materially) the placement, a penalty amounting to 200%
of the penalty due on consequent placement shall be imposed in addition to the
original penalty. This penalty shall be recovered from outstanding dues/ PG or
through other legal recourses etc. available to the PBSSD. The agency may also be
Black listed and prohibited from participation in future interventions in the PBSSD.
c) Trainer’s Attendance – Every trainer is expected to remain present at least 90%
of the duration for every batch. In case the trainer attendance is less than
aforesaid 90%, then the training following percentage of training fees shall be
deducted as a penalty:

Trainer’s attendance between % of training fees deducted for that
batch

90 % Nil
Between 85 % to 90% 10%
Between 80% to 85% 40%
Less than 80% 100%
d) All TPs would need to ensure that the dropout rate from every Training Centers
should not exceed 5% of the actual number.
2.8. Security Bank Guarantee
2.8.1. A Security Bank Guarantee of INR 5,000 (Indian Rupees Five Thousands) is
required to be submitted to PBSSD at the below address with a forwarding letter in
the letterhead of the Training Provider mentioning the batch id as given in work
order within 7 working days of issuance of work order.
UTKARSH BANGLA NON PROJECT MODE
Room No. 227, PBSSD, Karigari Bhawan,
B/7, Action Area – III, New Town, Rajarhat, Kolkata – 160
2.8.2. The security bank guarantee shall be from a scheduled PSU bank drawn in favour
of Project Director, Paschim Banga Society for Skill Development, West Bengal
payable at Kolkata.
2.8.3. This Guarantee shall be irrevocable and remain in full force for a period of 1 year
and 6 months year from the date of issuing work order and shall continue to be
enforceable till all obligations under the work order and this document have been
full filled.
2.8.4. Security Bank Guarantee shall be forfeited in the following cases unless decided
otherwise by Project Director, PBSSD
a) When any terms and conditions of the Work Order and this agreement are
breached.
b) When the Training Provider fails to provide the services as specified in the Work
Order and this document.
c) Notice will be given to the Training Provides with reasonable time before Security
Bank Guarantee is forfeited.

2.9. Monitoring Process
2.9.1. PBSSD would appoint a Third Party Assessor of repute to assess the performance
of all ITIs.
2.9.2. The DPMUs/ SPMUs shall ensure regular inspection and monitoring during the
training interventions to ensure quality training. The PBSSD will be liable for bearing
all the expenditure for the purpose.
2.9.3. The Training Providers would be responsible for fulfilling all the scheme specific
guidelines for candidate mobilizing & screening (as and when required to do so),
training, placement and post placement tracking.
2.9.4. The TPs would allow the PBSSD / TPA representatives to perform their routine
activities regarding monitoring and evaluation without any obstruction during their
visits.
2.9.5. Disbursement of grant to the TP would be based on the TPA performance report
of the particular batch. The final decision regarding disbursement of the funds will
be with Project Director, PBSSD.
2.10. General Terms and Conditions
2.10.1. A Training Provider can’t stop a continuing batch without prior notification
to Project Director, PBSSD. To discontinue a batch the Training Provider would be
required to take prior written permission from Project Director, PBSSD. The final
decision regarding the same would rest with the Project Director, PBSSD.
2.11. Breach of Contract and Termination of Agreement
2.11.1. Project Director, PBSSD would consider the agreement to be breached in
case of any of the following. This list is an indicative list and not exhaustive in nature.
The final judgment for a breach of agreement shall lie with the Project Director,
PBSSD.
a) TP has been furnishing false claims or providing misleading information with
respect to enrolment of trainees, conduct of training, invoice or any other aspect
related to program.
b) If the TP, in the judgment of the PD, PBSSD is found to be engaged in corrupt,
fraudulent, collusive, or coercive practices in competing for or in executing the
Work Order
c) It the TP is unable to commence and finish classes for a particular batch within
the date as specified by PBSSD.
d) If the TP allows franchising.
2.11.2. In case a breach of agreement is established then Project Director, PBSSD
may, without prejudice to any other remedy for Breach of Agreement, by a written
notice send to the TP intimating to terminate the Agreement in whole or in part. A
cure period of not more than 10 days would be given to the TP to rectify the breach.
2.11.3. DIT, WB would suspend all payments to the TP hereunder if the TP shall
be in a breach of agreement.

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