Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana Review (PMKVY) is an ambitious skills training scheme of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The scheme’s main objective was to enable a large number of Indian youths to take up industry-relevant skill training to aid them in securing a better livelihood.
The technical training of the youths is geared toward increasing the overall productivity of the country and bettering the lives of the youths both in India and abroad.
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana Review 2020
The central government provides skill-training courses in varied industrial fields through authorized training centers. To be assessed and certified under Recognition of Prior Learning are individuals with prior skills or learning experience.
Online applications were invited from the eligible institutions approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) offering training to youths in Engineering Skills based on the roles as per the National Occupational Standards (NOS) prescribed by the MSDE under National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF).
MSDE released the new final list of PMKVY courses for 2016 to 2020 on 16th December 2016. The new list has reduced the number of courses from the original 577 to just 221. Some new industry verticals have been introduced taking the total to 34 skill councils. The total job roles for both Recognition of Prior Learning and Short Term Learning (STL) are 331 as per the official website. Training imparted under STL is NSQF Level 5 and below.
The central government provides rewards to the candidates successfully trained, assessed and certified. These rewards vary with different job roles.
A total of Rs 1,500 crore has been allocated to the PMKVY scheme. This will cover an estimated 24 lakh trainees across the country.
Objectives of PMKVY
The aim of this Scheme is to support the development of skills for young people through the provision of cash for successful completion. In particular, the Scheme aims to:
- Encourage standardization of the certification process and to initiate a registry of competences.
- Enable and mobilize much Indian youth to learn skills, become employable and earn a living.
- Increase existing workforce productivity and align training and certification with country needs.
- Provide Monetary Certificate Awards to improve the job potential and competitiveness of young people by enabling them to receive training.
- An average cash reward of Rs. 8,000 (Rupees Eight Thousand) per candidate for reward candidates receiving qualifications by authorized institutions.
- Take advantage of 24 lakh young people with roughly Rs. 1.500 crores.
Today, only a small part of the workforce in India has any formal qualifications training. Therefore, not surprisingly, there is a shortage of skilled workers in several sectors of the economy and the low level of productivity due to the poor quality of the workforce.
At the same time, large sections of young people across the country seek economic opportunities and livelihoods. Developing skills has become an important priority area of the country in this context.
This is not just important for economic development but would enable young people to meet their aspirations for good quality, better-paid jobs and opportunities for self-employment.
This would also make it possible for the country to profit from its favorable population profile. India has an opportunity to become an expert supplier for the world with a large pool of experts, particularly the aging developed world.
The flagship result-based qualifications training program of the new Ministry for Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). It aims at enabling and mobilizing large numbers of Indian youth to take skills training and to become employable and earn a living.
The scheme would offer financial rewards to trainees who were successfully trained, assessed and certified by affiliated training providers in their skills courses. This will improve the productivity of the workforce by providing high-quality training in a number of sectors.
It will also result in a shift from input-based training to results-based skills training in the country. It aims to significantly expand the training of skills in the country and allow training of skills to happen rapidly without jeopardizing quality.
The National Development Corporation (NCDC), SECs, appraisal agencies and training partners for the implementation of the scheme already have institutional arrangements in place.
Eligibility for PMKVY
- The candidates must be a resident Indian national and is;
- Enrolled under skill development training program with the intention of working in an eligible sector.
- Certified for at least a year from the time the scheme was launched.
- Getting the reward money for the first time.
PMKVY Course List
For the full list of the tons of courses offered by the scheme, visit this link http://pmkvyofficial.org/Training-Centre.aspx and select your desired category.
Click on ‘Find Now’ to get the list of centers near you.
How to Apply
If interested in enrolling in the scheme, the applicant must submit an online application on the official website of PMKVY. The link www.pmkvyofficial.org should direct you to the official page.
- Find a suitable training center by providing details of the sector, location or nature of training.
- The helpline +91 8800055555 is also dedicated to solving questions on the PMKVY scheme.
- Registering in a Training Centre for PMKV.
After finding and joining a training center, the candidate has to feed all the required information in the portal. The training partner will then obtain the candidate’s information from their database and make arrangements for skill development training.
The training institution will offer certification to the candidate following a successful training. The certified candidate will then be awarded by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) as regulated by official the norms of PMKVY. (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana Review 2020).
Before being enrolled with NSDC training partners, they are subject to due diligence. According to NSDC guidelines, SSCs will be approved by Government-Affiliated Training Centres and other training partners. Also, government-affiliated companies will be subject to due diligence in compliance with PMKVY’s Procedure Manual.
For its entire franchisee network and training facilities, each training partner would be responsible. The same is included in the surveillance process. Only the first franchising level is permissible, but the same should be stated in advance.
For more details, you can get to the official portal of the PMKVY and get all the required information you need regarding the scheme and the detailed information for the form filling and the eligibility and all.