Consider the following statements regarding ‘Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan’ (PMSYM):
1. It is a pension scheme that applies to both organized and unorganized sectors.
2. It is open for those workers who are aged between 18 and 40 years.
3. In PMSYM, the individual has to contribute a fixed monthly amount till age 60, while an equal amount is put into the account by the government and thereafter from age 60, he or she will start getting pension for lifetime.
National Testing Agency (NTA) has been established as a premier, specialist, autonomous and self-sustained testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions.
The NTA will be chaired by an eminent educationist who will be appointed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. There will be a Board of Governors comprising members from user institutions. The CEO will be Director General (DG) appointed by Government and will be assisted by 9 verticals of academicians and experts.
1.) To identify partner institutions with adequate infrastructure from the existing schools and higher education institutions which would facilitate conduct of online examinations without adversely impacting their academic routine.
2.) To create a question bank for all subjects using the modern techniques
3.) To establish a strong R&D culture as well as a pool of experts in different aspects of testing
4.) To help individual colleges and universities in the field of testing and to provide training and advisory services to the institutions in India. To provide quality testing services to the academic institutions in India.
5.) To develop a state of the art culture of testing in India by using domestic and international expertise. To collaborate with international organizations like ETS to achieve the same.
6.) To undertake any other examination that is entrusted to it by the Ministries/Departments of Government of India/State Governments.
7.) To undertake the reforms and training of school boards as well as other bodies where the testing standards should be comparable with the entrance examinations.