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Implementation of Vocational Education for the academic year 2022-23 –guidelines

 Implementation of Vocational Education for the academic year 2022-23–Certain guidelines/ instructions

Samagra Shiksha–Vocational Education –Implementation of Vocational Education for  the    academic  year   2022-23   –Certain  guidelines/ instructions Issued

 All the   District Educational  Officers  &  Ex- offcio  Project Coordinators and the  Additional Project Coordinators, Samagra Shiksha in the  State are informed that  the  National  Education Policy 2020 proposes the  revision and revamping  of all  aspects  of education, including  the   educational structure, regulations  and governance,  to create a new system which is aligned with the  aspirational goals of 21st century students.

NEP 2020 - Introducing Vocational Education for students in Grades 6 to 8 : (NEP 2020 recommends the following - Chapter 4.26)

 a. Students in 10-day bag-less  period with local vocational experts such as carpenters, gardeners, potters, artists, etc.

 b. Curriculum and  Pedagogy  in  Schools:  Learning  should  be  Holistic, Integrated, Enjoyable and Engaging.

 c.Bag Less days with enrichment activities like arts, quizzes, sports, and vocational crafts.

 d.Visits to higher educational institutes in their respective areas.

 AP- Hub & Spoke Model

 a. Hub and Spoke Model is a unique model wherein schools with robust infrastructure will be identifed  as hubs and new schools (without the requisite infrastructure) will be attached to the  hub schools

 b. NEP 2020  (para  16.5) and the  new Skills Hub initiative also promotes and suggests utilizing the  existing infrastructure in an optimal way. Hub and  Spoke model align  with the   objective and  widens the   scope  of offering VE to a wider number of students with available resources

 Roles & Responsibilities of Principals/Head Masters:

 i.  The Principals/Head  Masters have  a  very  significant  role to  play in making Centrally  Sponsored Scheme  of Vocationalisation  of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (CSSVHSE) successful.

 ii.   The  programme   is   operated   under   National    Skill  Qualification

Framework (NSQF).

 iii.   The following  pattern  of  the   Vocational  Education  Programme  in Schools which is differentiated into Academic and Administrative will be coordinated by the  Principal/Head Master.

A.          Academic:

i.   Students Enrollment:  The  Selection  of  Students  as  per  NSQF guidelines  that  is  for each  Vocational  Trade/Course.  The  enrollment should  be  not   more than  50.  Each  Student  is  eligible  for only  one Trade/Course.  While  admitting the   students, an undertaking  from the parents  to  retain the   student in the   school till completion of Level-2 / Level-4 of Vocational Education.

ii. The Principal shall allot sector wise periods @ one per day per level to the   Vocational Trainers duly making  necessary  provision in the   school time table from 9th to 12th Classes.

iii.   Vocational  Trainers  Services   Should  be  utilized  for  only  NSQF Vocational Classes  and they should not   be used or  involved in other School  works i.e.,  Administrative  works,  Classes  Commencement  for lower or other Classes or any other School related works or activities.

iv.   Each trade has  a  dedicated vocational teacher  who   conducts 6 periods classes per week (4- Practical and 2- Theory per week)

v.  The Principals/Head Masters should also monitor the  VTs to follow the Syllabus   and  curriculum  of  the    Vocational  Text  Books  as  per  the guidelines.   Ensure  that  the    entire  vocational  content  designed   is delivered in the   classroom  within the   stipulated time. Ensure quality parameters are met.

vi. Ensure conduction of internal  assessments of students on a weekly/ monthly basis as per the  assessment  pattern set up for the  domain and should ensure the  entry of assessments  marks in Central Marks Register like other subjects.

vii. Monitor and guide the  guest lecturers organized by the  VCs/VTPs from domain related experts working in industry.

viii.  Monitor and guide the  domain specific Industry/Field Visit conduct by the  VCs/ VTPs as per the  guidelines.

ix.   Guide and  aware parents  &  students  on NSQF  that is student’s mobilization by counseling the  parents and students by involving the  VCs and VTs in the  awareness campaigns.

x.   Monthly /  Quarterly  /  Half Yearly /  Annual  review on progress 

 students  and  other Vocational Education Programme related activities and facilities  and reporting to  State Office through route channel  from District Office.

B.        Administrative:

i.   The  Vocational  Trainers  (VTs)  appointed   by  Vocational  Training Partners (VTPs) will be positioned by the   allocated Vocational Training Partner (VTP)  to Schools and the  VTs will work  under the  guidance of the Principal/Head Master and the

ii. The Principal/Head Master has to  ensure the  services of VTs only for Vocational  Education  academics. The   VCs  appointed   by  the    VTP   to coordinate  the    Vocational  Education  Programme  implementation   in Schools of the  specific trade.

iii. Making available necessary  infrastructure like class rooms, materials, laboratory, etc.

iv. Formation of a functional Sub-committee of parent-teacher committee for administrative  responsibilities such as Science Fairs, Skill Activities, Students Enrollment, etc.

v.  Vocational Teachers   honorarium  should  be  paid  based   on  the attendance. Vocational teachers  can avail only 12 days casual leave in the   academic year  with the   prior approval  of the   Head of the   School concerned.

vi. Maternity/Paternity leave decision will be taken by the  VTP. In the  case of a VT  availing Maternity/Paternity leave,  VTP  has to  make alternate arrangement.

vii. If any Vocational teacher is absent for more than continue seven (7) working days without intimation or ten (10) working days with intimation (a copy of the  leave application should be sent to the  SSA through Head of the  school concerned), SSA will impose a penalty on concerned VTP. If any such violation is reported twice in a year,  he is liable for discharge from services.

ix. The Principal/Head Master of the  school has to report the  joining of the Vocational  Teacher  to   the    SSA  Head  Office  and  maintain  separate attendance register and other details of each teacher.

x. Separate Cash Book, Stock Register, Attendance Register for Students

& Teachers, Leave Register for Vocational Teacher has to be maintained.

C.   Lab Establishment & Maintenance of Tools & Equipment:

i. The responsibility of complete Lab set-up and maintenance is laid with


ii. The equipment, Raw Material for laboratory/workshop will be provided by State Samagra  Shiksha  /District Educational  Officers  &  Ex- Offcio Project   Coordinators   and    Additional   Project   Coordinators   by   the procedures laid down in the  SSA Financial Manual

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