This MoU is focused at offering Vocational programmes to the Health Service Providers of National Health Mission (NHM) through National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). The aim is to impart uniform, structured and quality training to Multipurpose Health Workers, Class III Male Health Workers and Community Health Workers, followed by their
assessment, evaluation and certification. In addition, Secondary, Senior Secondary, Vocational education and Community Health Workers certification will be carried out for ASHAs. NIOS will also develop customised courses and training programmes for NHM as per need analysis.
The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), an autonomous institution under the Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India, is the world’s largest open schooling system with cumulative enrolment of more than 4.5 million learners. It is authorised by the Govt of India to enrol, train and certify learners in the area of academic, vocational and technical education upto pre degree level through open and distance mode. In 2018-19, it successfully undertook the world’s largest in service elementary teacher training programme. It is also involved in providing skill development by offering more than 100 vocational courses in different areas. – Times of India