Request For Proposal For Implementing District-Wise & Sector-Wise Skill Gap Study In All The Districts Of Haryana


Haryana Skill Development Mission (HSDM) established in May 2015 by the State Government aims to empower the youth in the state to take part in the economic and overall growth of the state and the country at large. The vision of the mission is: “To be a specialized agency to deliver quality skill training and professional knowledge to the youth to enhance their employability and bridge the skill deficit with a view to meet burgeoning market demand for skilled manpower”

The Haryana Skill Development Mission (HSDM) envisions to bring about a paradigm shift from its current outlook to conceptualize and institutionalize a transformational strategy towards long-term enablement of the skill ecosystem in the state towards enhanced and efficient capacity, infrastructure, sustainable employment and livelihood generation in the state of Haryana. Towards this end, the mission aims to select a consultancy/agency for implementing district-wise, sector-wise skill gap study to enable the mission in enhancing and strengthening the skill development initiatives of the state.


The overall objective of the Skill Gap study is to present the Government of Haryana with a comprehensive study that will enable the Government in formulating policy and enable decision-making for providing the necessary thrust and support to both the skill and demand side by putting in place mechanisms to meet the dynamically changing demands of the industry; while nurturing the youth for futuristic career pathways and sustainable livelihoods respectively. This skill gap study will assess the district wise skill gap both in terms of quantifiable number of youth required to be skilled to meet the demand for skilled labor and the skills & competency levels as per the industry demand basis future of jobs, Impact of Industry 4.0 technology and associated new jobs that will be created / Gaps that will emerge in current job roles/ etc. The study will be leveraged by the state of Haryana to develop suitable skilling interventions for the different districts

Scope of Activities

The agency will conduct district wise skill gap analysis of all the districts in the State of Haryana and will come out with an individual report for each district.

The general scope of this study shall include but not necessarily be limited to the following;

  • Assess the demand of various types of skills at different levels across the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors by understanding industry/ sector requirement, State policies for the sectors, upcoming sectors and aspirations of the youth/potential employees.
  • Assess current skills that will become redundant in the near future, skills that will emerge in future owing to Industry 4.0 technologies, existing skills that can be developed to meet futuristic demand, etc.
  • Assess skill supply in terms of Labor force participation Labour force participation rate; Unemployment rate, Employment by sector, Employment by occupation, Employment by education, Labour shortage (skilled workforce requirement), informal employment, current employment trends and Government mandate for employment generation in the State, Existing wage / salary levels for identified sectors and job roles, etc
  • Review the district-wise socioeconomic profile, focusing on demography, economic profile and the state of education.
  • Identify developmental opportunities based on Skill Gap availability and Sector specific demand with respect to 400 samples in each district covering not less than six blocks/Cluster. The blocks should cover two high performing, two mediums performing and two low performing industrial blocks/ Cluster.
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  • Identify the sector wise and job role wise current and future (next 5 years) skill and manpower requirements by industry, and the existing and projected skill gaps and job roles and demand of skilled youth outside the state and internationally.
  • Agriculture and allied sector specific focus in which gaps are being observed from current/ future stake of what state can strengthen in agriculture sector for selfemployment, start-ups and entrepreneurship.
  • Find the scope of employment opportunities in unorganized sectors and scope for the start-ups to establish new enterprise based on the Industry 4.0.
  • Find the scope of international employment opportunities available specifically to the short-term skilling in Haryana.
  • Migration issues need to highlight by understanding the pattern of migration within inter Districts, inter States and inter Countries.
  • In order to understand the aspiration of the youth belongs to both rural and urban area in terms of expected remuneration, job location, post placement facilities and other suitable payments /perks.
  • Analyze the level of awareness amongst the Industry on the benefits under National
  • Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) promoted by Government of India.
  • Assess skill infrastructure – existing Schools, Colleges, Universities, Vocational Training infrastructure – government and private skill providers
  • Scope the cluster-based approach studies where sectoral shift/ job role shift/ skill set shift/ demand shift/ supply shift of the current emerging skills/ future job roles, industry regulation & technology change.
  • The Study should have a cluster-based approach , identify industrial/ economic activity clusters and examine them from a view of Skill Development and economic activities.
  • The focus/ axis of the study should be on earning opportunities that exist rather than just employment opportunities when evaluating demand in the State’s economy.
  • Identify the source of trainers/ technical teachers today and how they are skilled / certified . The report may suggest a model around catering to this aspect of the skill ecosystem.
  • Identification of Industry engagement with skill development training.
  • Identify start up potential in each district and suggest avenues/ activities in which start ups can be promoted.
  • Identify models of paying institutions and incentives for various stakeholders and therefore the behaviors that are being driven by these models.
  • The study should look at gauging parental paradigm and their view of vocational education . A separate questionnaire may be designed for this purpose.
  • Identify traditional source of livelihood that are dying but may be rejuvenated .
  • Identification of unique skill set that is being produced/ developed only in Haryana and thus may make Haryana a source of skilled manpower.
  • The study should ascertain not only technical but soft skills also.
  • Identification and analysis of various government schemes which are supplementary to the skill development initiative . The report may also contain a section on the bottlenecks for the roadblocks which these schemes are facing in implementation.
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  • The Study should look at the mechanism / process through which students are enrolled in skill development initiatives with a view to understand if there are any means in play to gauge interest, inclination or natural ability of the youth when enrolling them for a specific job oriented course.
  • Identify and suggest if career counselling should be introduced at school levels. Suggest the most effective model for establishing such career counselling centres.
  • Check effectiveness of Industry engagement with academic institutions and suggest alternate / effective ways of Industry interaction with academic institutions.
  • Identification of gaps and recommendations for all stakeholders to address these gaps.
  • Identify developmental opportunities based on Skill Gap availability and Sectors specific demand with respect to each block at the District level.
  • Identify specific developmental initiatives that have impact on employment generation considering the aspirations of the youth and emerging technology and market trends.
  • The study should cover the details about the available skill, the exact skill requirement, futuristic skill requirements and action to address the skill gap.
  • Suggest suitable, specific and actionable interventions or recommendations to address the skill gap.
  • The available data should be mapped to provide impact to school education/ Technical Education and Higher education in formulating necessary changes. The Field Level survey conducted by the Agency should be video graphed and documented with necessary photos and tabulations. The training of field enumerators conducted be conducted in the presence of HSDM representatives.
  • Identify the role that the SSCs are playing in the skill eco- system . Also identify the frequency with which QPs are being updated/ upgraded to match industry requirements. A separate questionnaire may be prepared for this.
  • The Survey should capture understanding and analysis of school level syllabus and identify and suggest whether it needs an overhaul in terms of skills as well as personality development of Haryana Youth.
  • Identify Gig- Economy areas and how they may be catered to by the State. Also the report may recommend particular areas in the gig- economy space which Haryana as a state can build capacity in.
  • The Consulting agency must have a team of statisticians and staff with actuarial science qualification. There also must be industry experts with higher qualifications like PHD. The team must be at both HQ Level and at the District Level .The Backend team should ideally have data validation experts , item developers in addition to statisticians
  • All the survey tools such as questionnaire, method of survey and sampling procedures is subject to prior approval of HSDM and each question needs to be necessarily aligned with the Scope of Activities.
  • Identify the skill gap in the following 38 sectors in each District and State Level by collecting and analyzing data regarding the available skill force and the required skill force. The study should cover the details about the available skill, the exact skill requirement and action to address the skill gap.

Eligibility Information / Pre-Qualification criteria

  • The Bidder shall be a company registered in India under the Companies Act 1956, or a partnership firm registered under the Limited Liability Partnership Act of 2008, a society registered under the Societies Act or a Trust, operating for the last 10 years as of March 31,2018.
  • The bidder should have a minimal annual turnover of INR 25 Crores in each of the three financial years (i.e., FY 2017-18, FY 2016- 17, FY 2015-2016).
  • The bidder should have positive net worth in the three (3) financial Years (i.e., FY 2017-18, FY 2016-17, FY 2015-2016) as revealed by audited balance sheet & CA Certificate.
  • Experience of working as a Consultant with Central Govt./ MSDE / NSDC/ National Level Corporate house/ Multilateral Funding Agency for implementing any Research projects / field studies > INR 50 lakhs in the past 3 years i.e 16-17.17-18,18-19
  • The Bidder (including parent and subsidiary) should not have been banned /blacklisted by any Central /State Government /National Regulator/ Departments /PSUs in India as on bid submission date under a declaration of ineligibility for corrupt or fraudulent practices

Time and date of submission of response to RFP On 20 /01 /2020 latest by 5:00 pm

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