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Samarth Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS)

Samarth Scheme

Samarth Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS)

The textile industry is one of the major revenue sectors in the country. The Ministry of Textile, Government of India, has recently approved for a new scheme called Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sectors (SCBTS), also referred as SAMARTH scheme for the duration of three years from 2017-2020. The scheme aims at meeting the demands of the skill gap in the sector and supplements the employment generation activities in the textile industry. The scheme which is implemented with an allocation of Rs.1300 Crores is extended to all the stakeholders from the textile industry and textile industry associations engaged in the manufacturing of apparels & garments, home furnishings and made-ups.

The scheme targets to train at least 9 Lakh persons from the organised sector and 1 Lakh from the traditional sector. The online invitation for the Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the Empanelment of implementing partners for undertaking the skill upgradation training program started on 07th October 2019, and it ends on 04th November 2019. All the stakeholders from the textile industry and its association can apply for the scheme except from the spinning and weaving industries.

Objectives of the Scheme

The objectives of the scheme include:

  • Enhancing the ability and the skills of the already existing employees involved in the textile industry in Apparel & Garments, Made-ups and Home Furnishing.
  • Assisting them in increasing their productivity by upgrading their skill level.
  • Providing all the support to the industrial workers in increasing the standard and competitiveness matching the global standards.
  • Generating more employment opportunities in the textile sector by providing advanced skill development training and improve the livelihood of society.

Implementation Agency

The scheme is implemented through the following agencies:

  • Textile Industries
  • Organisations of the Ministry of Textiles/State Governments possessing the entire training infrastructure, including placement linkages with the textile industry.
  • Commendable training institutions, NGOs, Societies, Trusts, Start-up and well-established companies or the entrepreneurs who were dynamic in the textile sector and possessing the influence and linkages with the placement cells in the textile industry.

Eligibility Criteria

The skilling program is provided to the textile industries that are engaged in the export and manufacture of textiles products, except spinning and weaving industries, in India. The other eligibility conditions that are framed by the Ministry to apply for the skill upgradation program are as follows:

  • The companies should be registered under the Companies Act/Indian Partnership Act/LLP Act.
  • The company or the association should be in existence for the period of a minimum of five years.
  • The minimum average turnover of the textile industry for the last three financial years must be of Rs.50 Crores.
  • The Textile Industry Associations should possess the minimum average turnover of Rs.5 Crores for the last three financial years.
  • The Textile Industry Association should possess a minimum number of 50 persons and must provide all the necessary details of the company members in the application format.
  • The skill upgradation training under RFP will be provided only to the members mentioned in the application forms.
  • The beneficiary must be a citizen of India holding an Aadhaar card and should be between the age group of 21 to 45 years.
  • The Implementing Committee gives priority to the marginalised social groups of women, SC/ST, minorities and people belonging to the BPL category.

Required Documents

The necessary documents that the applicant should enclose with the application form are as follows:

  1. Application Processing Fee: The original copy of the Demand Draft must be sent to the Ministry of Textiles, and the scanned copy of the same should be uploaded at the time of submission of the online application form.
  2. The letterhead of the company with all the details of the applicant, including their contact number and email id.
  3. A photocopy of the PAN card.
  4. A valid Digital Signature Certificate duly approved by the Power of Attorney must be submitted at the time of the submission of the application form.
  5. An online declaration form on the letterhead of the company duly signed by the applicant ensures that the person hasn’t been restricted by the Central/State Government, CPSEs or any other responsible bodies for any of the projects before.
  6. In case of company/associations, documents supporting the legal existence of the applicant such as Certification of Incorporation, Registration License under Section 25 of the Indian Companies Act, 1956, Indian Partnership Act/LLP Act etc., must be submitted.
  7. In case of Textile Industry Association, documents supporting the legal existence of the applicant such as Certificate of Registration of Society/Trust Deed/License under Section 25 of Companies Act, 1956/License under Section 8 of Companies Act, 2013 must be enclosed.
  8. Details such as the name of the company/partnership firms, Annual Revenue of the business, Number of registered employees on the payroll of the company as on 01.04.2019 must be entered online.
  9. A Memorandum of Association (MoA) or the Partnership Deed.
  10. Annual Financial Statement for the last 3 financial years and CA certificate in the predetermined format.

Application Procedure

The applicant who fulfils the above-mentioned eligibility criteria can apply for the skill upgradation training. The procedure to apply for RFP online is as follows,

  1. Applicant should log in to the MIS SAMARTH portal to register under the scheme.
  2. An acknowledgement form will be provided to the applicant on the successful submission of the application form.
  3. The applicant must create an online account by selecting a unique username and password as a part of the enrolment process.
  4. The applicant must register with their valid email address and mobile numbers. The Ministry of Textiles reaches out to the applicants only through the registered number and address for all sorts of communication.
  5. The applicant should pay a non-refundable fee of Rs.25,000 in the form of Demand Draft in favour of Pay and Accounts Officer, Ministry of Textiles, New Delhi.
  6. The original copy of the DD must be sent to the Secretary, HRD, Udyog Bhavan, Ministry of Textiles, New Delhi within the 7 days of the submission of the online application form.
  7. A scanned copy of the DD must be uploaded in the portal at the time of submission of online application. The proposal submitted without the enclosure of DD will be considered as defective and terminated by the Ministry.
  8. The applicant must digitally sign the application form.
  9. The applicant must register for RFP through their Digital Signature Certificate dispensed by any of the Certifying Authorities approved by India CCA.
  10. The applicant must submit only one Digital Signature Certificate at the time of registration and shouldn’t lend the same with any others to avoid any kind miscommunications.
  11. Application forms should only be submitted online, and the Ministry would reject the application form submitted in person or fax or email.
  12. Applicants should provide all the necessary information and documents complete the registration.
  13. Applicants must take note of all the amendments mentioned in the RFP documents before making their submissions.

User guidelines to register in Samarth portal and other accessibility can be referred below:


Other Terms & Conditions

The general terms and conditions that are mentioned under the clause are as follows,

  • The group of companies, proprietorship firm or a cooperation society are not entitled to claim training under the scheme, and the Ministry will decline the application form submitted by them.
  • Applicant must submit the Performance Security in the form of Bank Guarantee at the time of signing the Memorandum of Association (MoA), and it will remain valid for sixty days after the date of completion of the project.
  • The Ministry will reject the proposal if the applicant is found to be associated in any legal, financial or technical advisory matters with the member or an associate of the Ministry.
  • The applicant should open a separate Escrow Bank Account for piloting the training program and to list under the Public Financial Management System (PFMS).
  • The funds allotted under the scheme must be utilised for the training and other purposes mentioned under the project and shouldn’t be used for any other purposes by the applicant.


More details can be heard from the below address:

Ministry of Textile
Udyog Bhawan
New Delhi-110011
Phone: +91-011-23061030
Email : [email protected]