Allocation for Schemes of Skill Development

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said the government has launched Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) in March, 2015 which is a reward based, demand driven scheme. The scheme aims to enable and mobilise a large number of Indian youth to take up skill training, become employable and earn their livelihood. It has been targeted to benefit 24 lakh persons with training of 14 lakh fresh entrants and certification of 10 lakh persons under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). The total outlay of PMKVY is Rs.1500 crore. National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is the implementing agency for PMKVY.  As on 30th November, 2015, 5.32 lakh candidates have been enrolled under the scheme for 328 job roles developed by 28 Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) across the Country. 

Besides, Government is implementing Skill Development Initiative (SDI) Scheme to provide vocational training to the people across the Country for skill development in order to improve their employability. Training is provided through a network of Vocational Training Providers (VTPs) registered across the country. VTPs are registered through States/UTs and at the end of training, candidates are assessed by independent Assessing Bodies empanelled by the Government. Skills of candidates acquired through informal means are also assessed on pre-determined parameters & successful candidates are awarded NCVT certificate. There is no fee charged for training and assessment. Day boarding and transportation charges are allowed to person living in North Eastern States, Left Wing Extremism and hilly areas when they come out of these areas for training. The implementation of the scheme is being done through States and monitored through a web portal. The scheme is presently approved till March, 2017 and target depends on the budgetary allocation under the scheme.

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today the Minister said further, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with a number of Central Ministries/Departments for collaborating in skill development. The details of MoUs signed is given at: 

1)    Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

2)    Ministry of Defence

3)    Ministry of Railways

4)    Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

5)    Dept of Fertilisers

6)    Dept of Chemicals and Petro-Chemicals

7)    Dept of Pharmaceuticals

8)    Ministry of Steel

9)    Ministry of Mines

10) Ministry of Power

11)  Coal India (Ministry of Coal)

12) National Thermal Power Corporation, Power Grid (Ministry of Power)

Overall Key Elements of MoUs

         Leverage existing government infrastructure to deliver skill training programmes

         Mobilize CSR funds of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) to support skilling

         Upgrade equipment of Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and NSDC/SSC affiliated training providers

         Promote and scale up apprenticeship training in PSUs in coordination with Directorate General of Training (DGT)

         Incentivize hiring of National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) certified personnel

         Promote adoption of ITIs by PSUs, including provision of technical and resource support

         Introduce vocational courses in schools run by Ministries/PSUs

         Establish ‘Centres of Excellence’ for high quality skill training

         Align training programmes to NSQF and mobilize workforce for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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