Approved for another four years (2016-2020) to benefit 10 million youth
Allocated Budget 12,000 Crores
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).
The current education system does not focus on training young people in employable skills that can provide them with employment opportunities, and a large section of India’s labour force has outdated skills. With the expected economic growth, this challenge is going to only increase further, since more than 75% of new job opportunities are expected to be skill-based. The government, thus, is strongly emphasizing on upgrading people’s skills by providing vocational education and training to them.
Programme aims to impart skill training to youth with focus on first time entrants to the labour market and class 10 and class 12 drop outs.
Programme is implementing by the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship through the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) training partners.
Skill training would be on the basis of skill gap studies conducted by the NSDC for the period 2013-17.
Training would include soft skills, personal grooming, behavioral change for cleanliness, good work ethics.