EOI invited from PIAs for Skilling of Rural Youth in selected skills

Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society (ORMAS) intends to hire interested/eligible agencies to undertake Skilling of Rural Youth for the following:

A. Engagement of Project lmplementing Agencies (PlAs) for Skilling of Rural Youth on Plumbing, Pump Operation, Solar Panels & Electricals for Jal Jeevan Mission/ BASUDHA, RWS&S, Odisha lmplemented by

B. Engagement of Project lmplementing Agencies (PlA) to undertake Placement linked Skill Development Training of Youth in the targeted areas of Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) Ltd.

Sealed responses are invited by ORMAS (Odisha Rural Development & Marketing Society), PR & DW Department, Government of Odisha from interested agencies for the following assignments through an EOl.


EOI for Engagement of Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) for Skilling of Rural Youth on Plumbing, Pump Operation, Solar Panels & Electricals for Jal Jeevan Mission/BASUDHA, RWS&S, Odisha
Implemented by ORMAS 

Scope of Work and Task Outlined

  1. Key Sector Issues Identified & Skill Gap
    – Huge demand for plumbing services by the households for repair and maintenance of water supply system pipe line extension, connection of household fixtures, etc.
    – Gram Panchayats / Village Water & Sanitation Committees (VWSCs) in charge of Single Village Schemes (SVS) / Multi-Village Schemes (MVS) projects will require skilled human resources for operation and management of the water supply projects. This requires competencies in the areas of Plumbing, Pump Operation and Electrical Maintenance etc. Currently, the existing Self Employed Mechanics (SEMs) / Pump Operators are managing O&M of the commissioned water supply projects. However, with saturation of villages with Single Village Schemes (SVS), there will be requirement of additional skilled human resources to manage these schemes.
    – Presently Plumbing and Pump Operation services are provided by approximately 13,000 the SEMs / Pump Operators. However, with increased large numbers of Single Village Schemes (SVS) / Multi-Village Schemes (MVS), there will be requirement of competent skilled human resources in plumbing and allied areas across the State.
    – A large numbers of Solar Panels operated water supply projects are in operation and more specifically in inaccessible areas. There is requirement of skilled human resources for troubleshooting and management of these solar projects, which sometimes breakdown for a considerable time due to lack of local technician.
    – Preliminary sector assessment reveal that there are not adequate competent human resources at rural level to commensurate with the surging demand for plumbing and allied services. The skilled HR gap will jeopardize the goal of sustainable water supply systems to the communities and more specifically in inaccessible areas.
  2. Proposed Strategy to address Key Issues
    – To surmount the issues identified, it is proposed to identify competent Rural Youth from each of the villages and build capacities as per National Skill Development Council (NSDC) / Water Management & Plumbing Skill Council (WMPSC) framework.
    – ORMAS has agreed to build the skill of these Rural Youth on the desired skills through its Project Implementation Agencies (PIAs). The program will be as per National Skill Development Council (NSDC) and Water Management & Plumbing Skill Council (WMPSC) approved methodology of training, assessment and certification. 
    – The list of the trained youth may be shared with the Gram Panchayats / Village Water & Sanitation Committees (VWSCs) for using their services.
  3. Recent Initiatives by RWS&S, Odisha
    – Formation of Village Water & Sanitation Committee (VWSC) across all the villages in Odisha and VWSC as a Sub Committee of Gram Panchayat 
    – Policy on Operation & Maintenance of Rural Water Supply Systems
    – Transfer of commissioned water supply projects to Gram Panchayats
    – Identified a universe of Rural Youth keen to be trained in Plumbing and allied areas.
    – Training of Self Employed Mechanics (SEMs) through ORMAS.
  4. Expected Field Services of the Skilled Rural Youth
    After successful completion of the training the Rural Youth may be a Skilled Human Resource Asset in the village / Gram Panchayat to provide support services in the areas of water supply and allied services. This skilled human resource will augment the existing human resources of SEMs / Pump Drivers.
    – The skilled human resource will be required as follows:
    – Operation & Maintenance of water supply system Single Village Schemes (SVS)/ Multi-Village Schemes (MVS) by the Gram Panchayat / VWSC where SEM / Pump Operator is not available.
    – Provide services on plumbing to households for water supply and at community level water supply services as and when required.
    – Competent to provide trouble shooting of minor breakdowns of pumping machinery, solar panel maintenance and electricals. 


EOI for engagement of Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) to undertake Placement linked Skill Development Training of Youth in the targeted areas of Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) Ltd.

Objectives of this Expression of Interest (EOI)

The objective of this EOI is to solicit applications from the eligible (qualifying eligibility norms as per this EOI) agencies for Engagement of Project Implementing Agencies (PIA) to undertake Placement linked Skill Development Training of Youths in the targeted areas of Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) Ltd.

The scope of work includes but is not limited to the following:

  1. To provide short term employable skill development trainings (as per QPs of SSC) to the youths (18-35 years of age) in the mining affected villages of OMC Ltd.
  2. 3000 numbers of youth (male and female) will be trained in different sectors such as Apparel, Green Jobs (Solar), Retail, Hospitality services (refer Annexure-iv) and at least 70% of them will be placed in different private organizations inside and outside the state.
  3. Beneficiaries /youth will be selected from identified villages through a participatory method.
  4. Apart from Core sectorial skills (as per QP norms of NCVET / SSC), Soft skills , IT/ Basic Computer and language skills (160 hours) will be imparted
  5. The tentative Sectors and Trades with Course containing code and training hours are given in the Annexure-1. In case OMC proposes the additional requirement/ target time to time the budget shall be computed accordingly on mutual consent.
  6. The project will be implemented by the Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) Who will be selected through the EoI. 

Scope and Task outlined:

ORMAS has a primary role in stewardship and monitoring of the projects and shall ensure, inter-alia/ the following:

  1. The youths / beneficiaries will be identified jointly by the grass root level staff / Mobilizers of the implementing agency (PIA) with due consent of the district officers of ORMAS in project areas (the list of villages of the project area is annexed at Annexure-III). However, the Distt. Coordinators-skill development will support and monitor the mobilization with direction of CDO-cum-EO of ZPs and Joint / Dy. CEOs of ORMAS of the respective districts. Mobilization camps will be organized at village / GP level to bring the deserving aspirants to the Mobilization and counseling camps in which the mobilizer of PIAs will select the right candidate for right trade with informed choices. Mobilization of right candidates for right trade is the responsibility of PIA. ORMAS district officers will monitor and coordinate the program.
  2. After selection of prospective trainees and tagging them to specific trades and centers, the candidates will be called to the training centers to join in their selected trade. However, further the counselor of PIA will further counsel on jobs, course curriculum, expected place of posting etc and 10 days will be given for freezing of each batch. If candidate desires he/ she may change the trade during final counseling at training center level and before batch freezing.
  3. The skill trainings will be imparted as per the standardized pattern and course hours / curriculum prescribed by Sector Skill Council (SSC) aligned with NCVET. It will cover Class room training in Core skills (both theory and practical) and Soft skills (Language, Basic Computer and Soft skills). Then OJT (on the Job Training) will be equal to 1/3rd of the total course duration. OJT will be done at industry site for gaining hands on practical exposure in the industry before placement.
  4. After completion of Training classes the assessment will be done through respective sector skills council (SSC) / Centurion University (If the Notification of NCVET under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is valid on the date of assessment for Centurion University). Each and every candidate will be assessed. If failed then PIA should take the responsibility of reassessment of these trainees, for which no additional payment will be made.
  5. Placement will continue just after OJT in the same factory or allied industries with at least monthly remuneration of Rs.8,000/- per month, which should reflect in the bank account of the candidate as salary transferred through RTGS/NEFT/IMPS from employer’s organization account to the candidates account reflecting the transferred amount, date & source. The PIA to ensure bank transfer of salary of candidates from the employer organization on monthly basis at least for continues 3(three) complete months. Only Pay, DA, HRA, and statutory deductions like PF and ESIC will be taken into consideration for calculation of total salary paid to the placed youth. No other allowances will be considered as part of salary for this purpose.
  6. PIA will start the training batches only after due signing of MoU (in standard format), issue of sanction order (in standard format), verification of due diligences of training center by the district officers and issue of go-ahead letter for starting of batches. PIA should intimate the starting of training (at least 7 days before batch start date) to the district office of ORMAS, with a copy to ORMAS head quarter. 
  7. Training commencement, Training completion, Assessment and Certification, Joining and completion of OJT and joining in Placement and retention at least 3 continuous months in job (with proof of placement) will be tracked through a dedicated software used for skill development of ORMAS. Implementing Agencies (PIAs) should not do duplicacy with DDUGKY scheme or other skill development training scheme. In detection of such cases, Project will be terminated and PIA will be debarred from the project leading to penalty, legal actions and blacklisting. The protocols will be more or less similar to the DDU-GKY except the payment modality. The Per-head cost of trainee (including boarding) as per course code and category of city will be followed as per Annex-V. The monitoring protocols of DDU-GKY like Center establishment, Manpower deployment by the PIA for imparting training, pre training, counseling, and tracking will be followed. The placement verification, payment procedure to PIA, closure of project, etc will be designed and issued to the districts and implementing agencies before operation of the project.
  8. There will be a separate dedicated account at State Head Quarter of ORMAS from which funds will be channelized to the Districts also to the PIAs. All type of Monitoring (candidates during Mobilization, verification of candidates during Training, OJT, Placements, tracking etc) will be done by the District units of ORMAS under the supervision of CDO-cum-EO of ZP of concerned district through standardized formats and procedures which will be similar to DDU-GKY scheme implemented by ORMAS. The centers will be monthly monitored by the district officers of ORMAS in standardized format along with the biometric attendance of candidates and reported to ORMAS HQ. The batch wise trained (external assessment certificate and OJT start & completion certificate etc.) documents will be submitted to the district office of ORMAS of concerned district as per center location and after due scrutiny and verification same will be forwarded to ORMAS head quarter with recommendation of CDO-cum-EO of ZP for further action by the state office of ORMAS. Batch wise placement (at least for 3 continuous months) documents to be submitted by the PIA to ORMAS for
    further desk verification and physical placement verification. No advance will be paid to the training agency (PIA). Payment will be made after physical placement verification of placed youths.
Mode of Invitation process Manual Invitation
Deadline for Submission of Pre-Proposal Query12 May 2023 to ormashq@gmail.com
Pre-Proposal Conference Meeting
to clarify doubts / query
18 May 2023, 1:00 PM IST
Last Date for submission of Proposal1 June 2023, 1:00 PM IST
Date of opening of Proposal1 June 2023, 3:00 PM IST