Sunday, 7 February 2016

PMKVY completes 10 lakh enrolments under Skill India, 70% have completed their skill trainings since its launch

  • Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh reflect maximum enrolments

New Delhi; February 05, 2016: Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), the flagship of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, today completed 10 lakh enrolments under the scheme. The scheme has been implemented by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) through a network of 1012 training partners affiliated to the scheme.
The scheme has seen 10,28,671 enrolments under 382 active job roles out of which 70% have already completed their trainings.
The scheme has been implemented across all 29 states and 6 union territories of the country, and covered 596 districts and 531 constituencies. It addresses the requirement for skill development across 29 sectors in which around 566 job roles have been identified for courses in which the youth can enrol and can get trained. These courses help in making them more employable with hands on experience on skills that will make them more employable and also more efficient in their work.
Appreciating the achievement of reaching the 10 lakh mark, Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) stated, “I am elated at the response that Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), the world’s largest skill development scheme, has got. 10 lakh is good number and I am happy to see how our ecosystem has come together to galvanise our country’s youth towards our Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of a Skilled India.”
“This achievement will urge more youth to join the Skill India Mission and PMKVY is here to support those who have financial limitations to hone a skill of their choice. I am certain this scheme will open doors to a new life for many.”
Mr. S. Ramadorai, Chairman, National Skill Development and Corporation (NSDC) said, “The 10 lakh figure gives us a sense of achievement and also encourages us to gear ourselves even more, and galvanise many more in this public private partnership. With 8749 active centres across the country through which we implemented PMKVY, it wouldn’t have been possible to achieve this milestone, without the due support of the Sector Skill Councils and the training partners.’
The states which reflect maximum enrolments under PMKVY are Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh while the sectors which saw maximum enrolments are Logistics (135615), Agriculture (90489), Electronics (82903), Beauty and Wellness (72316), Retail (65901) and Automotive (61846).
The Ministry of Skill Development with the help of NSDC and the local training partners, and support from state governments, MPs and MLAs conducted 410 Kaushal Vikas Shivirs across the country, to educate and encourage the youth to avail the scheme. Most of these shivirs also had Classrooms cum labs set up within the venue to enable visitors to witness the format of the training
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana is a unique initiative by the Government of India that aims to offer 24 lakh Indian youth meaningful, industry relevant, skill based training. Under this scheme, the trainees will be offered a financial reward and a government certification on successful completion of training and assessment, which will help them in securing a job for a better future.

About Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)
The Union Cabinet had approved India’s largest skill certification and monetary reward scheme, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), on 20 March 2014. The scheme was launched by Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 15 July 2015, on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day.  
The scheme aims to provide industry-relevant skill training to 24 lakh Indian youth over a period of one year. Under this initiative, candidates will be offered a monetary reward and Government certification on successful completion of industry-relevant training and assessment, which will help them secure jobs for a better future. Individuals with prior learning experience or skills will be assessed. If they pass the assessment, they will receive the Government certification and the monetary reward. The monetary reward will be directly transferred to the bank account of the beneficiary.
PMKVY is the flagship outcome based skill training scheme of the new Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) as its designated implementing agency. Training is imparted by affiliated Training Partners in accordance to the National Occupational Standards (NOSs) and Qualification Packs (QPs), which have been devised by industry driven bodies known as Sector Skill Councils (SSCs). Candidates are assessed by authorised independent Assessment Agencies. To maintain transparency and objectivity no overlap of roles is allowed between the Assessment Agency and Training Partners.

About NSDC
National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is a unique Public Private Partnership (PPP), with 51 percent equity held by private sector and the balance 49 percent by the Union Government. Formed in 2010, NSDC is a professionally run not-for-profit company that includes 38 Sector Skill Councils and over 249 training partners with over 3222 training centers spread across over 517 districts in the country. NSDC is mandated to skill 150 million Indians by 2022.

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