Rita Charitable Trust

Assorter (Basic)

SECTOR: GEMS & JEWELLERY
SUB-SECTOR: Diamond processing
OCCUPATION: Assorting
REFERENCE ID: G&J/Q3601
ALIGNED TO: NCO-2004/7313.35
Assorter (Basic): Also known as Sorter or Grader, the Assorter (basic) segregates
prepares fluets & bags the polished diamonds on common characteristics.
Brief Job Description: The individual generally works with a tripod or table loupe
to segregate polished diamonds mainly less than 30 cents in size into two or three
groups based on some common characteristics like cut, carat, clarity or colour.
The individual is responsible for delivering segregated diamonds with no loss.
Personal Attributes: The job requires the individual to have: attention to details;
good eyesight; no colour-blindness; steady hands; ability to work for long hours
in sitting position; and a lot of patience.

Keywords /Terms Description
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whose components share similar characteristics and interests.
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in an industry.
Job role Job role defines a unique set of functions that together form a unique
employment opportunity in an organisation.
Occupational Standards
(OS)
OS specify the standards of performance an individual must achieve when
carrying out a function in the workplace, together with the knowledge and
understanding they need to meet that standard consistently. Occupational
Standards are applicable both in the Indian and global contexts.
Performance Criteria Performance criteria are statements that together specify the standard of
performance required when carrying out a task.
National Occupational
Standards (OS)
NOS are occupational standards which apply uniquely in the Indian context.
Qualifications Pack (QP) QP comprises the set of OS, together with the educational, training and other
criteria required to perform a job role. A QP is assigned a unique qualifications
pack code.
Unit Code Unit code is a unique identifier for an Occupational Standard, which is denoted
by an ‘N’
Unit Title Unit title gives a clear overall statement about what the incumbent should be
able to do.
Description Description gives a short summary of the unit content. This would be helpful to
anyone searching on a database to verify that this is the appropriate OS they are
looking for.
Scope Scope is a set of statements specifying the range of variables that an individual
may have to deal with in carrying out the function which have a critical impact
on quality of performance required.
Knowledge and
Understanding
Knowledge and understanding are statements which together specify the
technical, generic, professional and organisational specific knowledge that an
individual needs in order to perform to the required standard.
Organisational Context Organisational context includes the way the organisation is structured and how
it operates, including the extent of operative knowledge managers have of their
relevant areas of responsibility.
Technical Knowledge Technical knowledge is the specific knowledge needed to accomplish specific
designated responsibilities.
Core Skills/ Generic
Skills
Core skills or generic skills are a group of skills that are the key to learning and
working in today’s world. These skills are typically needed in any work
environment in today’s world. These skills are typically needed in any work
environment. In the context of the OS, these include communication related
skills that are applicable to most job roles.

Keywords /Terms Description
NOS National Occupational Standard(s)
NSQF National Skills Qualifications Framework
QP Qualifications Pack

Unit Code G&J/N3601 Unit Title (Task) Assort small polished diamonds Description This OS unit is about segregating small (< 30 cents) diamonds into two to three groups based on 4Cs as per the company’s requirement Scope This unit/task covers the following:  Preparing for carrying out assortment of polished diamonds  Assorting the diamonds into groups based on 4Cs  Ensuring quality of output  Ensuring productivity Performance Criteria(PC) w.r.t. the Scope Element Performance Criteria Preparing for carrying out assortment of polished diamonds To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to: PC1. Receive and record the packet of polished diamonds from supervisor PC2. Check the weight and number of stones, with respect to what is mentioned on the packet PC3. Remove the diamonds from the packet and place them on the tray under the light PC4. Clean the diamonds using a cleaning cloth if required PC5. Classify broadly using sieve PC6. Place the tripod or table loupe on the tray to view the diamonds one by one Assorting the diamonds into groups based on 4Cs PC7. Based on the understanding of the 4Cs judge its carat, cut, colour and clarity PC8. Distribute into two or three groups as per the company policy PC9. Scoop and place segregated diamonds in packets, label as per the company’s policy and return to the supervisor PC10. Report problems to reporting authority Ensuring quality of output PC11. Accurately segregate the polished diamonds consistently as per company’s policy PC12. Deliver in time to next process PC13. Complete work with no loss of diamonds Ensuring productivity PC14. Achieve the productivity in terms of carats or number of pieces as set by the company Knowledge and Understanding (K) A. Organizational Context The individual on the job needs to know and understand: KA1. Company’s policies on: acceptable limits of weight loss; incentives; delivery standards; safety practices and hazards; security and performance measurement KA2. Non-disclosure of “confidential information” provided by the company either orally or in writing marked as confidential KA3. Liability arising out of loss, theft or inadvertent disclosure of confidential information KA4. Work flow involved in company’s diamond processing

KA5. Importance of the individual’s role in the workflow
KA6. Reporting structure
KA7. Issue return procedures followed by the company
KA8. Typical customer profile and market trends
KA9. Specialization area of the company (size, clarity, shape, quality, etc. of
diamonds)
KA10. Diamond processing objective of the company, e.g. maximizing yield,
maximizing clarity etc.
B. Technical
Knowledge
KB1. Identification of a diamond
KB2. 4Cs of a diamond
KB3. Gauging and sieving
KB4. Use of various scopes in diamond processing

Skills (S) [Optional]
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Writing Skills
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. To label each segregated lot appropriately according to its characteristics
SA2. To document work done for status and performance appraisal
Reading Skills
SA3. To read descriptions on the diamond packets or bags
SA4. Read company manuals
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
SA5. To discuss task, schedules, and work-loads with co-workers and supervisors
SA6. To understand instructions and report problems
B. Professional Skills Decision Making
SB1. To decide on correct matching colour, clarity, cut, and size of diamonds
Plan and Organise
SB2. Plan and organize the diamond assortment operation for delivering output to
desired standard
Customer Centricity
N. A.
Problem Solving
SB3. Resolve issues of mismatch and size before flueting
Analytical Thinking
N. A.
Critical Thinking
SB4. To spot process disruptions and delays

Unit Code G&J/N3602
Unit Title
(Task) Organise diamonds and gemstones in bags
Description This OS unit is about counting diamonds and gemstones and putting in labelled bags
as per the product requirement for any given jewellery design
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
 Bagging and flueting of diamonds and gemstones
 Ensuring productivity
Performance Criteria(PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Bagging and flueting of
diamonds and
gemstones
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. Read and comprehend the job sheet for the diamond and gemstone
requirement
PC2. Collect diamonds and gemstones from supervisor
PC3. Count and measure weight of the number of diamonds and gemstones and
match with the requirement in job sheet
PC4. Segregate the diamonds and gemstones in terms of shades
PC5. Identify surface defects in diamonds and gemstones
PC6. Label the bag as per job sheet instructions
PC7. Report mismatch in the numbers, weight and shades of the diamonds and
gemstones
Ensuring productivity PC8. Timely deliver diamond bags to next process
PC9. Complete bagging and flueting number of diamonds and gemstones as per
target deliverable and quality approved by the supervisor
PC10. Improve productivity by organising the workspace
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. Company’s policies on: quality, incentives, delivery standards, safety and
hazards, integrity and IPR, personnel management and dress code
KA2. Importance of the individual’s role in the workflow
KA3. Reporting structure
B. Technical Knowledge KB1. Basics of types and shades of diamonds and gemstones
KB2. Methods of calculating required quantities of diamonds and gemstones
Skills (S) [Optional]
A. Core Skills/ Generic
Skills
Writing Skills
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. Label the bags correctly
SA2. To report diamond losses via documentation as per company policy
SA3. To document work done for status and performance appraisal

Reading Skills
SA4. Read notes, designs and instructions on job sheet
SA5. Read company rules and compliance documents required to complete the
work
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking Skills)
SA6. To discuss task, schedules, and work-loads with co-workers and
supervisors
SA7. To understand instructions and report problems
SA8. Calculate and weigh the correct quantities of diamonds and gemstones
required as per job sheet
B. Professional Skills Decision Making
SB1. To decide on matching of 4C’s needed for carrying out bagging operation
Plan and Organise
SB2. To plan the bagging and flueting of diamonds as per the instructions on the
job sheet
SB3. To improve productivity based on the past experience
Customer Centricity
N. A.
Problem Solving
SB4. Report problems to the reporting authority with regards to mismatch of
diamonds
Analytical Thinking
N. A.
Critical Thinking
SB5. To spot process disruptions and delays

Unit Code G&J/ N9901
Unit Title
(Task) Coordinate with others
Description This OS unit is about communicating with colleagues, seniors and outside parties in
order to achieve the deliverables on schedule
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
Interacting with supervisor
Interacting with colleagues within and outside the department
Interacting with outside parties
Performance Criteria(PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Interacting with
supervisor
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to
PC1. Coordinate for receiving work instructions and raw materials from reporting
supervisor
PC2. Communicate to the reporting supervisor about process flow improvements,
product defects received from previous process, repairs and maintenance of
tools and machinery as required
PC3. Communicate to reporting supervisor about operation details and hazards
PC4. Interact with supervisor regarding compliance of company policy and rules
Interacting with
colleagues within and
outside the
department
PC5. Coordinate with colleagues to share work, as per the workload
PC6. Communicate and discuss work flow related difficulties in order to find
solutions with mutual agreement
PC7. Coordinate and receive feedback from quality control department
PC8. Coordinate for putting team goals over individual goals
PC9. Resolve conflicts by communicating with colleagues and other departments
PC10. Coordinate with colleagues regarding multitasking in other departments with
requirements
Interacting with
outside parties
PC11. Adhere to nondisclosure policy of the company in all outside coordination
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. Company’s policies on: preferred language of communication, reporting and
escalation policy, quality delivery standards, and personnel management
KA2. Company’s policies on non-disclosure of “confidential information” provided
by the company either orally or in writing marked as confidential
KA3. Liability arising out of loss, theft, or inadvertent disclosure of confidential
information
KA4. Reporting structure

B. Technical
Knowledge
KB1. Various categories of people that one is required to communicate and
coordinate within the organization
KB2. Importance of effective communication in the workplace
KB3. Importance of teamwork in organization and individual success
KB4. Various components of effective communication
KB5. Key elements of active listening
KB6. Barriers to effective communication
KB7. Importance of avoiding casual expletives and unpleasant terms while
communicating professional circles
KB8. Common reasons for interpersonal conflict
KB9. Expressing and addressing grievances appropriately and effectively
KB10. What constitutes disciplined behavior for a working professional
Skills (S) [Optional]
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Writing Skills
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. Write instructions, remarks, job sheets, basic information, technical details
etc. in preferred local language of communication and English
Reading Skills
SA2. Read preferred language of communication as prescribed by the company
SA3. Read job sheets and interpret technical details mentioned in the job sheet
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
SA4. Discuss task lists, schedules, and work-loads with co-workers
SA5. Be a good listener
SA6. Be effective in communicating the issues faced to the supervisor
SA7. Avoid using jargon, slang or acronyms when communicating
B. Professional Skills Decision Making
SB1. Spot and communicate potential areas of disruptions to work process and
report the same
SB2. Report to supervisor and or to deal with a colleague individually, depending
on the type of concern
Plan and Organize
SB3. Collate information and communicate in a manner that is clear and
comprehensive to colleagues and supervisor
Customer Centricity
SB4. Convey accurate information to all internal as well as external customers (or
right information to right person)

Problem Solving
SB5. How to handle critical situations caused due to communication issues at
workplace and solve problems without blaming others
Analytical Thinking
SB6. Analyse the work processes by interacting with others and adopting best
practices
SB7. Use prior experience to observe and reflect for development of ideas
Critical Thinking
SB8. Think through the problem, evaluate the possible solution(s) and suggest an
optimum /best possible solution(s)
SB9. Deal with clients lacking the technical background to solve the problem on
their own
SB10. Spot process disruptions and delays and report and communicate with
solutions
SB11. Identify immediate or temporary solutions to resolve delays
SB12. Apply, analyze, and evaluate the information gathered from observation,
experience, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to thought and action

Unit Code G&J/N9902
Unit Title
(Task) Maintain health and safety at workplace
Description This OS unit is about being aware of, communicating and taking steps towards
minimizing potential hazards and dangers of accidents on the job and maintaining
occupational health and safety
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
Health and safety in work area
Fire safety
Emergencies, rescue and first aid procedures
Performance Criteria(PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Health and safety in
work area
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. Identify and use appropriate protective clothing/equipment for specific tasks
and work
PC2. Identify hazardous job activities in his/her job and communicate the possible
causes of risks or accidents in the workplace
PC3. Carry out safe working practices while dealing with hazards to ensure safety
of self and others
PC4. Identify and avoid doing any tasks or activities in a bad working position
PC5. Practice appropriate working postures to minimise occupational health
related issues
Fire safety PC6. Use the appropriate fire extinguishers on different types of fire
PC7. Demonstrate rescue techniques applied during fire hazard
PC8. Demonstrate good housekeeping in order to prevent fire hazards
PC9. Demonstrate the correct use of any fire extinguisher
Emergencies, rescue
and first aid
procedures
PC10. Administer appropriate first aid procedure to victims wherever required eg.in
case of bleeding, burns, choking, electric shock etc.
PC11. Respond promptly and appropriately to an accident situation or medical
emergency
PC12. Participate in emergency procedures such as raising alarm, safe evacuation,
correct means of escape, correct assembly point etc.
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. Company’s policies on: safety and hazards and personnel management
KA2. Names and location of documents that refer to health and safety in work
place
KA3. Reporting structure
B. Technical
Knowledge
KB1. Meaning of “hazards” and risks
KB2. Health and safety hazards commonly present in the work place and related
precautions

KB3. Various dangers associate with use of electrical equipment
KB4. Preventative and remedial actions to be taken in case of exposure to toxic
material
KB5. Methods of accident prevention
KB6. How different chemicals react and what could be the danger from them
KB7. How to use machines and tools without suffering bodily harm
KB8. Importance of using protective clothing/ equipment while working
KB9. Precautionary activities to prevent the fire accident
KB10. Various causes of fire
KB11. Techniques of using different fire extinguishers
KB12. Different materials used for extinguishing fire
KB13. Rescue techniques applied during a fire hazard
KB14. Various types of safety signs and what they mean
KB15. Appropriate basic first aid treatment relevant to condition e.g. bleeding,
minor burns, eye injuries etc.
KB16. Potential impact to a person who is moved incorrectly

A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Writing Skills
The individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
N.A.
Reading Skills
SA1. Read and comprehend basic content to read labels, charts, signage’s
SA2. Read and comprehend basic English to read manuals of operations
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
SA1. Effectively communicate the risk
B. Professional Skills Decision Making
SB1. Report potential sources of danger
SB2. Follow the relevant prescribed procedure in the event of an accident
SB3. Wear appropriate safety gear to avoid an accident
Plan and Organize
SB4. Learn from past mistakes regarding use of hazardous machines or chemicals
Customer Centricity
N. A.
Problem Solving
SB5. Adhere to and guide others to follow prescribed procedures related to
occupational health and safety

Analytical Thinking
SB6. Analyse untoward incidents from the past and implement correct use of
machines, tools or hazardous chemicals
Critical Thinking
SB7. Critically analyse the processes carried out by self and by colleagues in the
department to spot potential hazards and safety issues

CRITERIA FOR ASSESSMENT OF TRAINEES

Job Role Assorter (Basic)
Qualification Pack G&J/Q3601
Sector Skill Council Gem & Jewellery
Guidelines for Assessment

  1. Criteria for assessment for each Qualification Pack will be created by the Sector Skill Council. Each Performance
    Criteria (PC) will be assigned marks proportional to its importance in NOS. SSC will also lay down proportion of
    marks for Theory and Skills Practical for each PC.
  2. The assessment for the theory part will be based on knowledge bank of questions created by the SSC.
  3. Individual assessment agencies will create theory question papers for candidates at every examination/training
    centre. (As per assessment criteria below)
  4. Individual assessment agencies will create practical tests for skill evaluation for candidates at every
    examination/training centre. (As per assessment criteria below)
  5. To pass the Qualification Pack, every candidate should score a minimum 50% of aggregate marks to successfully
    clear the assessment.
  6. In case of successfully passing only certain number of NOSs, the candidate is eligible to take subsequent
    assessment on the balance NOSs to pass the Qualification Pack.