Rita Charitable Trust

Planner – Diamond Processing

SECTOR: GEMS & JEWELLERY
SUB-SECTOR: Diamond processing
OCCUPATION: Rough Assorting
REFERENCE ID: G&J/Q4205
ALIGNED TO: NCO-2015/NIL
Brief Job Description: Individuals on this job use the designing software and
planning and marking machines to decide where to mark the diamond rough for
generating the most profitable polished diamond for the company as per its
policy of maximizing value or colour and weight retention.
Option 1 – Marker:
A marker needs to use his/her experience and make precise marking as the
accuracy of the following process depends on the accuracy of the marking. The
marking must be made with the objective of maximizing the value, or any other
as fixed by the company
Personal Attributes: The job requires the individual to have: attention to details;
good eyesight; ability to work for long hours in sitting position in front of the
computer; high level of concentration; and a lot of patience.

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(OS)
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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.
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performance required when carrying out a task.
National Occupational
Standards (OS)
NOS are occupational standards which apply uniquely in the Indian context.
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criteria required to perform a job role. A QP is assigned a unique qualifications
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on quality of performance required.
Knowledge and
Understanding
Knowledge and understanding are statements which together specify the
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Organisational Context Organisational context includes the way the organisation is structured and how
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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. 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/N4202
Unit Title
(Task) Plan the final cut of the diamond
Description This OS unit is about deciding the final dimensions of the rough diamond, in order to
maximize the return on investment for the company
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
Preparing the rough diamond for planning
Operating the software
Quality of planning
Achieving productivity
Controlling defects
Multitasking
Performance Criteria(PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Preparing the rough
diamond for planning
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. analyse the rough diamond using an eye glass, draw a rough figure of the
diamond and record first observations such as colour, purity, etc.
PC2. mark and send the rough for windowing if required and check on receipt if
the windowing is as per requirement
PC3. fix the rough on a die pin with a glue meticulously and ensure it is an accord
with the alignment
PC4. apply whitener and place the rough in the laser mapping machine to create its
image without damaging it
PC5. remove from laser machine on creation of the image and clean it using
cleaning agents such as acetone
Operating the
software
PC6. ensure the designing of the rough diamond as done by using designing
software
PC7. create the image of the rough using the laser machine
PC8. enter the data of the parameters such as dimensions with diligence
Quality of planning PC9. decide the fate of a diamond and pick the optimum plan
PC10. extract maximum value from a particular rough as compared to others
PC11. ensure that no re-planning is required for any rough
PC12. mark the rough for cutting with accuracy
PC13. select the right method for inclusion plotting and rough cutting
PC14. label and bag the roughs packet before returning
Achieving
productivity
PC15. achieve the productivity in terms of carats or number of pieces as set by the
company
PC16. ensure, delivery for further processing is not delayed
Controlling defects PC17. ensure no damage to the rough during the planning process
PC18. spot and correct a faulty planning

PC19. asses that the marking is correct for the cut required and will not damage the
diamond
Multitasking PC20. work on multiple roughs at the same time and switch the planning quickly
depending on the type of rough
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. Company’s policies on: acceptable limits of stone loss, incentives, delivery
standards, safety and hazards, integrity and personnel management
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 gemstone processing of company
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. Computer and laser marking machine operations
KB2. Using different diamond planning software
KB3. Different types of diamond roughs and its properties
KB4. Rough assortment
KB5. Windowing process
KB6. Rough cutting process (Cleaving and Sawing)
KB7. Polishing process in the factory (Bruting, Blocking, Bottom, Top, Table,
Rounding, etc.)
KB8. Rough diamond shading – colour wise (LB-LC-White-Fancy)
KB9. Use of various scopes in diamond processing
KB10. Shape, cut, clarity, carat, colour and physical characteristics of the diamond
KB11. Tension in a diamond and use of tension machine
KB12. Fluorescence level of the diamond
KB13. Types of inclusions in a diamond
KB14. Inclusion planning methods (Box, IG, Galaxy, etc.) and its software
KB15. Spectrum process
KB16. File sharing on company’s server
KB17. Valuation of a diamond
KB18. Potential ways that may cause damage to a diamond
KB19. Potential work hazards, particularly, when using laser marking machine
KB20. Techniques of cutting a rough diamond
KB21. Windowing process
KB22. Bruting and polishing process

KB23. Use of various scopes in diamond processing
KB24. Geometry to understand the angles and symmetry
KB25. GIA diamond grading criteria
KB26. Repair work

Skills (S) [Optional]
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Writing Skills
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. Document work done for status and performance appraisal
SA2. Document damage to the rough while marking as per companies rules
Reading Skills
SA3. To read descriptions on the diamond packets/ bags
SA4. Understand the results displayed by the computer and read manuals
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
SA5. Discuss task, schedules, and work-loads with co-workers and supervisors
SA6. Understand instructions and report problems
SA7. Obtain approval from the supervisor for the final plan
SA8. Share work load as required
SA9. Assist others who require help
SA10. Share knowledge with co-workers
B. Professional Skills Decision Making
SB1. Decide the angles, size and shapes of the diamond
SB2. Make decisions pertaining to the inclusion plotting and the cutting technology
to be used
SB3. To decide the final plan to be selected for diamond polishing
SB4. To decide on the windowing, spectrum, etc. requirements
Plan and Organize
SB5. How to plan work for maximum productivity
SB6. How to plan the cut on the given rough to maximize return as per company’s
objectives
SB7. How to make various plans of the final cut diamond of different shapes, sizes,
colour, clarity and value
SB8. How to re plan the cut to obtain approval from supervisor
Customer Centricity
N.A.
Problem Solving

SB9. Refer inability to select method of inclusion plotting / cutting to reporting
authority to spot process disruptions and delays
SB10. Refer difficulty in plan selection to reporting authority
SB11. Refer damage to the rough while marking to reporting authority
SB12. Report about machine/ software failure to reporting authority
Analytical Thinking
SB13. Assess the accuracy of the inclusion plotting of the rough given
SB14. Analyze the options as per company’s objectives before final plan selection
SB15. Use the knowledge/experience about similar quality of roughs in the past to
predict the final outcome/quality of the current lot
SB16. Analyze the expected yield, clarity from the rough, while marking
Critical Thinking
SB17. 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
KA5. Sharing knowledge with co-workers

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)

Coordinate with others

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
health and safety at workplace
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 “hazard’s” 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
Skills (S) [Optional]
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)
SA3. 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 health
and safety at workplace

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

Unit Title
(Task) Mark the rough diamond
Description This OS unit is about marking the rough diamonds for providing a line of action to
further processing like windowing, sawing, cleaving, etc. or for the purpose of
identification. A marker must make precise marking as the accuracy of the following
process depends on the accuracy of the marking. The marking must be made with the
objective of maximizing the value, or any other as fixed by the company.
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
Inspect and mark each rough diamond
Perform Quality check
Achieve productivity
Performance Criteria(PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Inspect and mark
each rough diamond
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. scrutinize each rough individually through an eye glass and make the required
markings as per its classification, e.g. windowing mark, cleavable mark,
sawable mark, makeable mark
PC2. ensure that the marking is precise and the further process on the marking
should not damage the diamond
Perform quality
check
PC3. mark the roughs as per the company’s policies
PC4. detect and correct/repair a faulty marking
PC5. ensure no damage to the stone due to faulty marking
PC6. complete work with no loss of roughs
Achieve productivity PC7. achieve the productivity in terms of carats or number of pieces as set by the
company
PC8. deliver in time to next process
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
The user/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. Work flow involved in company’s diamond processing process
KA3. Importance of the individual’s role in the workflow
KA4. Reporting structure
KA5. Issue return procedures followed by the company
KA6. Typical customer profile and market trends

KA7. Specialization area of the company (size, clarity, shape, quality, etc. of
diamonds)
KA8. Diamond processing objective of the company, e.g. maximizing yield,
maximizing clarity, etc.
B. Technical
Knowledge
KB1. Different types of diamond roughs and its properties
KB2. Rough assortment
KB3. Windowing process
KB4. Rough cutting process (Cleaving and Sawing)
KB5. Polishing process in the factory (Bruting, Blocking, Bottom, Top, Table,
Rounding, etc.)
KB6. 4Cs of diamond (Colour, Cut, Clarity and Carat)
KB7. Rough diamond shading – colour wise (LB-LC-White-Fancy)
KB8. Use of various scopes in diamond processing
KB9. Stress (tension) of the diamond
KB10. Types of diamond inclusions
KB11. Valuation as per market practice
KB12. Windowing process to look inside a rough
KB13. Repair work
Skills (S) [Optional]
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Writing Skills
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. Document work done for status and performance appraisal
SA2. Report diamond losses via documentation as per company policy
Reading Skills
SA3. To read descriptions on the rough packets/ bags
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
SA4. Receive the packet of roughs from the supervisor along with instructions
SA5. Discuss task lists, schedules, and work-loads with co-workers and supervisor
SA6. Understand instructions and report problems
B. Professional Skills Decision Making
SB1. Decide which plane to mark in order to achieve the company’s objective of
maximizing value and minimizing the damage to the rough
SB2. Decide the size of marking and the number of markings required
Plan and Organize
SB3. Make markings as per requirement on the rough
SB4. Plan and organize work in order to ensure maximum productivity

N.A.
Problem Solving
SB5. Detect and correct / repair a faulty marking
SB6. Suggest improvements in order to reduce loss
Analytical Thinking
SB7. Use the knowledge/experience about similar quality of roughs in the past to
predict the final outcome/quality of the current lot
SB8. Analyze the expected yield, clarity from the rough, while marking
SB9. Judge the planes, angles and other dimensions of the rough, to make
appropriate markings
SB10. Judge the extent of marking required for a particular type of rough (size of the
groove, cut, etc.)
SB11. Approximately estimate the value of the diamond
Critical Thinking
SB12. Spot process disruptions and delays

Criteria For Assessment Of Trainees

Job Role Planner – Diamond Processing
Qualification Pack G&J/Q4205
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. Assessment will be conducted for all compulsory NOS, and where applicable, on the selected elective/option
    NOS/set of NOS.
  4. Individual assessment agencies will create unique question papers for theory part for each candidate at each
    examination/training center (as per assessment criteria below).
  5. Individual assessment agencies will create unique evaluations for skill practical for every student at each
    examination/training center based on this criterion.
  6. To pass the Qualification Pack, every trainee should score a minimum of 70% of aggregate marks to successfully
    clear the assessment.
  7. In case of unsuccessful completion, the trainee may seek reassessment on the Qualification Pack.