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Kaushal Vikas Yojana

Kaushal Vikas Yojana
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Kaushal Vikas Yojana.The recently approved Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is a flagship scheme for imparting skill training to youth,...

The recently approved Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is a flagship scheme for imparting skill training to youth, better pedagogy and trained instructors. The training includes soft skills, personal grooming, behavioural change et al. The scheme is being implemented by the newly created Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship through the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). It will cover 24 lakh youths. The Skill training would be based on the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) and industry led standards. Under the scheme, a monetary reward is given to trainees on assessment and certification by third party assessment bodies. The average monetary reward is around Rs 8,000 per trainee.

The skill training will be on the basis of demand assessed by the recent conducted skill gap studies by the NSDC for the period 2013-17. Central government, industry and business houses will be consulted for assessment of further demands. For this, a demand aggregator platform is also being launched. The target for skill development will also take into account demands from various other flagship programmes launched in recent times such as Make in India, Digital India, National Solar Mission and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

The PMKVY will primarily focus on the first time entrants to the labour market and target mainly drop outs from Class 10 and Class 12The scheme will be implemented through NSDC training partners. At present, NSDC has 187 training partners in around,300 centres. In addition, central and state government affiliated training providers are also to roped in imparting training under the scheme. All training providers will have to undergo a due diligence process,for being eligible under the scheme. Sector Skill Councils and the sgovernments are also to monitor skill training program under PMKVY.

Out of the total outlay of Rs 1,120 crore, on skill training of 14 lakh youth, special emphasis is being given to recognition of prior learning. The newly formed Ministry of Skill and Entrepreneurship Development, is to play a critical role in fulfilling the objectives of the Make in India campaign, a major initiative to turn India into a major manufacturing hub.

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