The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that as an effort to align skill development initiatives with the incremental human resource requirement, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana has been introduced by the Government on 15th July, 2015. The scheme has a target to cover 24 lakh persons with training of 14 lakh fresh entrants and certification of 10 lakh persons under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). There is a budget provision of Rs. 1000 crore for the current financial year 2015-16. National Skill Development Corporation, a Public Private Partnership (PPP) entity, is the implementing agency of the scheme. 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.
He said, further, to integrate PMKVY with industrial training, steps have been taken and Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) have been invited to start skill development training under the scheme. Private ITIs have come forward and PMKVY training has been started in some of these institutes.
In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today the Minister said, regular monitoring is done by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of the progress made by NSDC in implementation of skill development training under the scheme.