Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Champion Services Sector Scheme

Posted On: 24 MAR 2021

Under the Champion Services Sector Scheme (CSSS) a total amount of Rs.3369.75 Cr for 3-5 years has been approved by the Expenditure Finance Committee based on the proposals submitted by the concerned Ministry/Department, details of which are at Annexure.

As per the guidelines of the Scheme, there is a three-tier monitoring mechanism, namely
the concerned Ministry/Department, the Department of Commerce and the Committee of Secretaries chaired by the Cabinet Secretary. Details of action taken under the Scheme are as under:

(i) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has initiated the following projects under CSSS, namely:

a. Future Skills PRIME: Under the Future Skills PRIME Programme more than 1,93,000 candidates have signed-up on the FS PRIME Portal. More than 29,000 candidates have enrolled for National Occupational Standards/National Skill Qualification Framework aligned Foundation/ Deep Skilling courses, out of which 4000 candidates have completed the course. Under blended learning programme, Resource Centres have trained 241 trainers and 1182 Govt. officials.

b. Next Generation Incubation Scheme (NGIS):The NGIS aims to create a vibrant software product eco-system to complement the robust IT industry. The 1st Start-up has been launched and final selection of the beneficiaries is underway.

(ii) Ministry of Tourism: For the various components of the sub-schemes of Ministry of Tourism, Rs.38.14 Cr has so far been utilized, namely:

a. Creation of Tented Accommodation in Buddhist Circuit including Promotion & Marketing: Proposals for selection of Consultant/Transaction Advisor for creation of tented accommodation have been invited and Ministry of Tourism is producing short films on Buddhist sites of Bodhgaya, Sarnath, Kapilvastu, Shravasti, Kushinagar, Vaishali, Rajgir and Sanchi for showcasing these destinations in domestic and international markets.

b. Extending Incentives for Improving Air Connectivity: 46 Tourism routes have been awarded to identified airlines by Ministry of Civil Aviation under the RCS UDAN3 Scheme. 21 of these routes have been operationalized till date.

c. Capacity Building Programmes in &around Iconic Sites(Language training of Tourist Facilitators): Incredible India Tourist Facilitator (IITF) Certification Programme, a pan-India online learning programme has been launched and over 7000 participants have registered for the programme and examination for the 1st batch of IITF Certification basic course exam has been held.

(iii) Ministry of Education: Under the Internationalization of Higher Education Scheme, work has started with respect to the following three sub-schemes:

a. Scholarships: A total of 3668 scholarships have been utilised during the academic years 2019 and 2020.

b. Strengthening of Infrastructure: Data collection from all the partnering institutes to identify the institutes for the purpose of this sub-scheme has commenced.

c. Translation of promotional material text in multiple languages: Existing brochures are being translated into various foreign languages.

An amount of Rs 100 Cr was allocated in RE 2020-21, of which Rs 87.21 Cr has been utilised.

(iv) Ministry of AYUSH launched its sectoral scheme in 2020-21 and out of Rs.15.00 Crore allocated for FY 2020-21, Rs.10.59 Cr has been released. Proposals have been invited for establishment of AYUSH Super Specialty Hospitals/Day Care Centresto promote AYUSH based medical tourism and for skill development in AYUSH sector.

(v)  Department of Telecommunication was allocated a total of Rs 15 Cr in 2019-2021, of which they have spent Rs.1.07 Crunder theirsectoral scheme ‘Brand building of India as Telecom Manufacturing and Services Destination’. Department of Telecommunication has released grants for participation in events like Global Exhibition on Services, Bangalore, BASIS Soft Expo,Connec TechAsia 2020, AfricaCom 2020,Africa ICT Expo 2020 and India Mobile Congress 2020.

Annexure

Fund recommended by EFC under Champion Services Sector Scheme (Rs. Cr.)
S.
Ministry/ Dept.
Sectoral Scheme
Sub-Scheme/ Components
Total
Budgetary Requirement
No
2019-
20
2020-
21
2021-
22
2022-
23
2023-
24
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
1
Ministry of Human Resource Development
CSSS – Higher Education
Internationali-sation of Higher Education
a) Scholarships
562.50
112.50
112.50
112.50
112.50
112.50
b) Strengthening of Infrastructure
100.00
33.30
33.30
33.40
_
_
c) Strengthening Digital Infrastructure-Multilingual Website
11.50
3.83
3.83
3.84
_
_
d) Translation of Promotional Material Text in Multiple Languages
0.17
0.06
0.06
0.06
_
_
e) Introducing the City and Heritage Walks
1.12
0.37
0.37
0.38
_
_
f) Orientation / Seminar/ Workshop / Alumni
Meet
3.56
1.19
1.19
1.18
_
_
g) Bridge Course in English
31.50
10.50
10.50
10.50
_
_
Total
710.35
161.75
161.75
161.86
112.50
112.50
2
Department  of Teleco-mmunication
CSSS – Commu-nication Services
a) Brand Building of India as a Telecom Manufacturing and Services Destination
46.20
15.40
15.40
15.40
_
_
b) Setting up of Digital Communications Innovation Square
104.00
17.50
44.50
42.00
_
_
Total
150.20
32.90
59.90
57.40
_
_
3
Ministry of AYUSH
CSSS – Medical
Value Travel
Medical Tourism in AYUSH Sector
a) Establishment of AYSH Health Care Super Specialty Day Care/ Hospital*
514.00
117.78
178.99
121.71
66.55
28.95
b) Skill Development in AYUSH Sector and  Establishment of AYUSH GRID
255.00
103.39
80.12
71.50
_
_
Total
769.00
221.17
259.11
193.21
66.55
28.95
4
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
CSSS – Construction and  Related  Engineering Services
Nirman Kaushal Vikas Yojana
a) Improving Vocational Training Infrastructure and Certification for Skilled  Workers in the Construction Industry
251.00
83.60
83.70
83.70
_
_
b) Promotion of Onsite Training of Workers and Apprenticeship in the Construction Industry
281.00
93.60
93.70
93.70
_
_
c) Promotion of Research and Innovation in the Construction Sector
124.00
41.40
41.30
41.30
_
_
Total
656.00
218.60
218.70
218.70
_
_
5
Ministry of
Tourism
CSSS – Tourism and Hospitality Services
a) Creation of Tented Accommodation in Buddhist Circuit
140.00
32.00
50.00
58.00
_
_
b) Extending Incentives for Improving Air Connectivity
225.00
75.00
75.00
75.00
_
_
c) Capacity Building Programs in & Around Iconic Sites
90.00
30.00
30.00
30.00
_
_
d) Incentives to Tour Operators in Emerging Markets
75.00
25.00
25.00
25.00
_
_
e) MICE Tourism
5.40
1.58
1.80
2.02
_
_
Total
535.40
163.58
181.80
190.02
_
_
6
Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
CSSS – IT-ITeS
a) Future Skills PRIME (NASSCOM)
436.87
145.62
145.62
145.63
_
_
b) Next Generation Incubation Services
95.03
31.68
31.68
31.67
_
_
c) Market Development Initiative in Nordic and African Region
4.86
1.62
1.62
1.62
_
_
d) Market Outreach (ESC)
12.04
4.01
4.01
4.02
_
_
Total
548.80
182.93
182.93
182.94
_
_
Grand Total for 6 Nodal Ministries /Dept.
3369.75
980.93
1064.19
1004.13
179.05
141.45

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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(Release ID: 1707203)

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