Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana(PMKVY) Approved for another four years (2016-2020) to benefit 10 million youth Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The objective of this Skill Certification Scheme is to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood. Individuals with prior learning experience or skills will also be assessed and certified under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Under this Scheme, Training and Assessment fees are completely paid by the Government.
The Short Term Training imparted at PMKVY Training Centres (TCs) is expected to benefit candidates of Indian nationality who are either school/college dropouts orunemployed. Apart from providing training according to the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF), TCs shall also impart training in Soft Skills, Entrepreneurship,Financial and Digital Literacy. Duration of the training varies per job role, ranging between 150 and 300 hours. Upon successful completion of their assessment, candidates shall be provided placement assistance by Training Partners (TPs). Under PMKVY, the entire training and assessment fees are paid by the Government. Payoutsshall be provided to the TPs in alignment with the Common Norms. Trainings impartedunder the Short Term Training component of the Scheme shall be NSQF Level 5 andbelow.
Individuals with prior learning experience or skills shall be assessed and certified underthe Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) component of the Scheme. RPL aims to alignthe competencies of the unregulated workforce of the country to the NSQF. Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs), such as Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) or any otheragencies designated by MSDE/NSDC, shall be incentivized to implement RPL projects inany of the three Project Types (RPL Camps, RPL at Employers Premises and RPLcentres). To address knowledge gaps, PIAs may offer Bridge Courses to RPL candidates.
The Special Projects component of PMKVY envisages the creation of a platform that willfacilitate trainings in special areas and/or premises of Government bodies, Corporatesor Industry bodies, and trainings in special job roles not defined under the available Qualification Packs (QPs)/National Occupational Standards (NOSs). Special Projects areprojects that require some deviation from the terms and conditions of Short Term Training under PMKVY for any stake holder. A proposing stake holder can be either Government Institutions of Central and State Government(s)/Autonomous Body/Statutory Body or any other equivalent body or corporates who desire to providetraining to candidates.
Social and community mobilisation is extremely critical for the success of PMKVY. Active participation of the community ensures transparency and accountability, and helps inleveraging the cumulative knowledge of the community for better functioning. In linewith this, PMKVY assigns special importance to the involvement of the target beneficiaries through a defined mobilisation process. TPs shall conduct Kaushal andRozgar Melas every six months with press/media coverage; they are also required toparticipate actively in National Career Service Melas and on-ground activities.
PMKVY envisages to link the aptitude, aspiration, and knowledge of the skille dworkforce it creates with employment opportunities and demands in the market. Everyeffort thereby needs to be made by the PMKVY TCs to provide placement opportunities to candidates, trained and certified under the Scheme. TPs shall also provide support toentrepreneurship development.
To ensure that high standards of quality are maintained by PMKVY TCs, NSDC and empaneled Inspection Agencies shall use various methodologies, such as self-audit reporting, call validations, surprise visits, and monitoring through the Skills Development ManagementSystem (SDMS). These methodologies shall be enhanced with the engagement of latest technologies. The scheme will be implemented through the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)