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National Urban Livelihood Mission - ESTP (NULM)

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.

For more details visit the NULM Website

Conduct of Assessments

Employment through Skills Training and Placement (EST&P):

EST&P component under NULM is designed to provide skills to the unskilled urban poor as well as to upgrade their existing skills. The program will provide skill training to the urban poor so that they can set up self-employment ventures or secure salaried employment. The program intends to fill the gap between the demand and availability of local skills by providing skill training programs as required by the market. For more details related to EST&P program refer to the attached document.


The broader objective of the Employment through Skills Training & Placement (EST&P) Program is –

  • To provide an asset to the urban poor in the form of skills for sustainable livelihood
  • To increase the income of urban poor through structured, market-oriented certified courses that can provide salaried employment and / or self-employment opportunities which will eventually lead to better living standards and alleviation of urban poverty on a sustainable basis
  • Ensure inclusive growth with increased contribution of skilled urban poor to the National Economy.


Each successful candidate undertaking training under EST&P component of NULM should be awarded a certificate issued by a competent agency which has acceptability in the industry. Assessment of the skills gained should be done by an independent certifying agency. The training agency should not be entrusted with the assessment and certification of the trainees to ensure objective assessment. SSC NASSCOM is one the Certification Agency (CA) empanelled for EST&P program.

ESTP Guidelines

Process flow for the conduct of outcomes based Training Assessments and Certifications for Qualification Packs by IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council NASSCOM under NULM Scheme

NULM Registration Process


1. Level 4 QP – Aggregate 70%

2. Level 5 and above QP – Per NOS 70%

To Start the registration process please click on the below button

This is to inform all concerned that there is no longer any requirement for MoU agreement for assessments to be conducted under NULM scheme. Please note the batches details are uploaded in the respective portal of NULM and the IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council receives direct update of the same on Skill India Portal. Accordingly all training providers are requested to register online and make payment prior to submitting the assessment request to SSC NASSCOM at the link below.

NULM Registration Process Button


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