1. Question: Who can become the Training Partner under the ESDM Scheme?
Answer: Any Institute/Organisation/Society etc., working in the ESDM domain and fulfilling the norms of the respective Certifying Agencies viz. ESSCI / NIELIT / TSSC.
2. Question: How many Certifying Agencies are responsible for Affiliation/Certification/Assessment of the ESDM Courses/Scheme?
Answer: Currently Three Certifying agencies viz. ESSCI / NIELIT / TSSC are responsible for Affiliation/Certification/Assessment of the ESDM Courses/Scheme.
3. Question: Are the Training Partners permitted to affiliate with more than one Certifying Agency?
Answer: yes, under ESDM Scheme Training Partners are allowed to affiliate with more than one Certifying Agencies.
4. Question: Who is responsible for paying the money to the training partner if the candidate drops out without giving the assessment?
Answer: Training Partner will bear the risk if the trainee doesn't get certified because of not appearing for assessment.
5. Question: What is the process to register as new training partner? What is the registration Fee?
Answer: All Training providers, who have no prior affiliation with any Certifying Agency viz. ESSCI/NIELIT/TSSC, will contact to the relevant Certifying Agencies fulfilling the accreditation norms of that particular ESSCI/NIELIT/TSSC. The registration fees to be paid by the Training Partner will be decided by the relevant ESSCI/NIELIT/TSSC.
6. Question: Who is responsible for the assessment and what happens if the trainee doesn't pass the assessment?
Answer: SSCs/NIELIT are responsible for the assessment of the candidates under the ESDM Scheme, these assessments should be independent of the training provider. A candidate will get total three chance of assessment and the candidate is not required to pay for the first chance. For remaining two chances candidates will have to pay the assessment fee. A candidate has to undergo formal training as a prerequisite for assessment.
7. Question: Whether tie-up of Training Institutes with Hospitals is allowed for the Medical Electronics courses, as the cost of hardware is high and will not be available at Institute Level?
Answer: As per the SIA guidelines, role of State Implementing Agency (SIA) is to ensure the sharing of resources like labs, workshops etc, if need arises, for the training partners.
8. Question: Who will be the members of admission committee? Whom the candidates will report for admission?
Answer: The training partner would be responsible for the admission process with due verification of the certificates of qualifications, Aadhaar Card, EWS/ Caste certificates (in case of SC/ST and EWS candidates). The training partner can also conduct examination for the admission of the candidates, if required.
9. Question: What will be grievance redressal mechanism?
Answer: The indicative grievance redressal points are given below and the guidelines for this are being firmed up.
- In case of any grievance of the student with the training partner, the student may approach to the SIA/Certifying Agency/PMU for grievance redressal.
- In case of any grievance of the training partner with the SIA, the training partner may approach Certifying Agency/PMU/ DeitY for grievance redressal.
- In case of any grievance of the Certifying Agency with the SIA, the Certifying Agency may approach the PMU/DeitY for grievance redressal.
10. Question: Who will be responsible for keeping the admission record, certificates of qualifications etc? How the admission record will be transmitted along the chain, whether softcopy or hardcopy?
Answer: All the Training Partners will keep the record of certificates of qualifications/Cast/EWS in hard copies as well as soft copies for further verification by CAs/SIAs/PMU, if required.
11. Question: What particulars need to be obtained from the student? What documents shall be required from the student in case of 100% fee waiver?
Answer: Regarding documents for students in case of 100% fee waiver, the copy of the relevant category (SC / ST/ EWS as applicable) shall be required.
12. Question: What will be percentage of theory and practical during the syllabus coverage?
Answer: The percentage of theory and practical is as per the course details of the 24 courses already approved by the Expert Committee.
13. Question: What will be the batch strength?
Answer: As per the guideline of the role of Training Partner, the batch size is recommended to be of 20-30 candidates per batch and multiple batches may be created in case of larger enrolments. The role of the SIA would be to allot the number of seats against courses to the Training partners and the training partners need to adhere to the SIA allocation.
14. Question: What will be the ratio of quantity of hardware to the number of students?
Answer: The training partner needs to adhere to the accreditation norms of agency (ESSCI, TSSC and NIELIT) to whom the TP is affiliated with. The ratio of quantity of hardware to number of students would be as per the accreditation norms of ESSCI/ TSSC/ NIELIT.
15. Question: What will be the direction regarding the Inspection of the Institutes during the commencement/ continuation of the courses?
Answer : The inspection of the institutes would be as per Norms of the respective Certifying Agencies viz. ESSCI / NIELIT / TSSC. The inspection may also be done by respective SIAs and NIELIT-PMU, as and when required.
16. Question: Whether video-graphy of Theory/Practical exam or uploading of the photos on a web site needs to be done?
Answer: This will be as per the Examination norms of the respective Certifying Agencies viz. ESSCI / NIELIT / TSSC.
17. Question: How reimbursement of the bills to the TPs is linked with the placement?
Answer: For Service sector courses: Reimbursement to be provided only after a candidate clears a certification exam by NIELIT or SSCs or a certifying body recognized by SSCs as they are not directly linked to the employment.
For Manufacturing Sector Courses: As per Expert Committee recommendation the employability to be kept as minimum of 70% of the pass-out candidates for 100% fee reimbursement by training provider and per candidate employed for below 70%.