National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) was launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MHUPA), Government of India in 23rd September, 2013 by replacing the existing Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY). The NULM will focus on organizing urban poor in their strong grassroots level institutions, creating opportunities for skill development leading to market-based employment and helping them to set up self-employment venture by ensuring easy access to credit. The Mission is aimed at providing shelter equipped with essential services to the urban homeless in a phased manner. In addition, the Mission would also address livelihood concerns of the urban street vendors.
To reduce poverty and vulnerability of the urban poor households by enabling them to access self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities, resulting in an appreciable improvement in their livelihoods on a sustainable basis, through building strong grassroots level institutions of the poor. The mission would aim at providing shelter equipped with essential services to the urban homeless in a phased manner. In addition, the Mission would also address livelihood concerns of the urban street vendors by facilitating access to suitable spaces, institutional credit, social security and skills to the urban street vendors for accessing emerging market opportunities.
The primary target of DAY-NULM is the urban poor, including the urban homeless. The finalisation of Socio-economic and Caste Census (SECC), 2011. The coverage may be broadened to include families of disadvantaged groups like SCs, STs, women, minorities, disabled etc.
Guidelines for Implementation: The Mission Directorate in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Aff airs, Government of India will issue a set of detailed operational guidelines from time to time for each component and sub-component of DAY-NULM, for eff ective operationalisation, implementation and monitoring of the Mission.
It is Training Centres quality assurance process.
The Accreditation and Affiliation of Training Centres is a quality assurance process, under which Training Centres (TCs) are evaluated against pre-determined parameters to ensure standardization of training infrastructure.
Training centre Accreditation and Affiliation through SMART is adopted by multiple Skill Development schemes to ascertain quality and adherence to standards and specification for running a Skills Training Centre, this guidelines is intended to set the quality standards and specifications required for Residential facilities attached to a Skills Training Centre.
It is to be noted that these guidelines shall be reviewed periodically, depending upon the feedback from stakeholders and learnings during implementation of various schemes. All updates shall be published on NSDC and SMART website.