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Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) Approved
Mar 30, 2015

The Union Cabinet gave its approval for the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) with an outlay of Rs.1500 crore. This will be the flagship scheme for skill training of youth to be implemented by the new Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship through the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). The scheme will cover 24 lakh persons. Skill training would be done based on the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) and industry led standards. 

Key Features

  • Skill training would be done on the basis of demand assessed on the basis of recent skill gap studies conducted by the NSDC for the period 2013-17.

  • For assessment of demand of Central Ministries/Departments/State Governments, industry and business would be consulted. 

  • A demand aggregator platform would be launched for the purpose very soon. 

  • The target for skilling would be aligned to demand from other flagship programmes launched in recent times such as Make in India, Digital India, National Solar Mission and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. 

  • Skill training under the new scheme will primarily be focused on a first time entrants to the labour market and primarily target Class 10 and Class 12 drop outs. 

  • The scheme would be implemented through NSDC training partners. Currently NSDC has 187 training partners that have over 2300 centres. 

  • Central/State Government affiliated training providers would also be used for training under the scheme. 

  • All training providers will have to undergo a due diligence before being eligible for participating under this scheme. 

  • Focus under the PMKVY would be on improved curricula, better pedagogy and better trained instructors. 

  • Training would include soft skills, personal grooming, behavioural change for cleanliness, good work ethics. 

  • Sector Skill Councils and the State Governments would closely monitor skill training that will happen under PMKVY. 

  • Skill Development Management System (SDMS) would be put in place to verify and record details of all training centres a certain quality of training locations and courses. 

  • Biometric system and video recording of the training process would be put in place where feasible. 

  • All persons undergoing training would be required to give feedback at the time of assessment and this would become the key element of the evaluation framework to assess the effectiveness of the PMKVY scheme. 

  • A robust grievance redressal system would be put in place to address grievances relating to implementation of the scheme. 

  • An online citizen portal would be put in place to disseminate information about the scheme.


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