The Scheme of Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS), formerly known as Shramik Vidyapeeth is being implemented through NGOs in the country since March 1967. The first Shramik Vidyapeeth was established in Mumbai [Worli] and was commissioned by Bombay City Social Council Education Committee, a voluntary organisation engaged in the field of Adult Education for several years. After the success of the project, the Govt. of India developed a scheme for setting up a network of such institutions in the country in a phased manner. With the transformation in the economic and social setup over the years, the role and scope of these polyvalent educational institutions have widened manifold. In the changed scenario, the focus of Shramik Vidyapeeth (SVP) was shifted from industrial workers in urban areas to the non-literates, neo-literates, unskilled and unemployed youth particularly from SC/ST/OBC/Minority/Divyang/Women throughout the country especially to underprivileged people in the rural areas. The SVPs were accordingly renamed as Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) w.e.f. year 2000. The scheme of Jan Shikshan Sansthan was consequently transferred to Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) in July 2018. The scheme focuses in imparting / upgrading the socio-economically backward and educationally disadvantaged group by providing them market relevant skill sets and livelihood creation opportunities which makes them at par with all groups of society. Jan Shikshan Sansthan ( JSS): Skill development training program is a remarkably significant programme initiated and launched by WWAGS, which was started in 2002 for the school dropped out youths in Thoubal District. The profundity and range of promise of the project is to instill in a composite knowledge of vocational/skill development to youths with a view to enable to keep abreast of the contemporary transition phenomena of social living with a view to culture in the globe, to dispose of unemployment problems meted to budding youths and to usher to their happy survival sustainability. This programme is largely limited to the youths in Thoubal District. The categories of youths who are imparted of training under this project were classified as under:
The programme was implemented under aegis of Dept. of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India under its flagship programme entitled as Jan Shikshan Shansthan (JSS) or Institute of People’s Education (IPE) formally known as Shramik Vidyapeeth. The program was registered as an entity on2 nd July, 2005 to function separate like WWAGS. This was done in compliance with the direction of Govt. of India. Even though it functioned as separate entity, it had been working in close association with WAGSS till today. Total number of 16,622 youths were registered. Out of this registered 16,622 youths, 7,622 youth had been given training in different trades and out of 7,622 trainees, 108 trained youths are connected credit linkage with State Bank of India and Manipur Rural Bank under the refinance scheme of Micro Unit Development and Refinance Agency (MUDRA) under the Prime Minister MUDRA Yojana. JSS was under Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. In the year 2019, it is transferred to Ministry of Skill Development & Enterprises (MSDE), Govt. of India.