Building a bright future for our country’s youth might be difficult, but guiding the youth to make their future bright is quite possible. To make this possible, the Government of India launched Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and implemented by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
PMKVY 3.0 was being launched at the start of 2021 across the country and the last date of enrollment is December 30, 2021.
PMKVY enables the country’s youth to get industry-relevant skill training that further helps them in making their lifestyle better. This scheme helps in the improvement of the working efficiency of daily wage earners by distributing monetary rewards and awards, followed by providing free skill training to the country’s youth.
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PMKVY – 3.0
On Jan 15 2021, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) launched the third phase of its flagship scheme — Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY 3.0). PMKVY 3.0 will thrive to encourage and promote skill development throughout the nation to meet market demands, address industry needs and bestow skills in services. This scheme shall be implemented in a more decentralised manner and structure with support from States/UTs and Districts.
Targeting the Indian youth of age group of 15-45 years, PMKVY 3.0 plans to benefit over eight 8-lakh candidates in FY 2020-2021 with a budget of Rs. 948.90 crores.
Skill training will be bestowed under three main categories, PAN-India that are as follows:
- Short Term Training (STT)
- Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
- Special Project (SP)
Key Components of PMKVY
a) Short-term Training
Under PMKVY there are various Training Centers (TCs) that provide training in areas, such as entrepreneurship, soft skills, and financial and digital literacy. Numerous candidates are benefited from this training program including unemployed people and school or college dropouts. The training programs come under National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF). The time duration of the training program is usually between 150 – 300 hours.
b) Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL refers to an assessment process used to evaluate an individual’s existing skill set, knowledge and experience gained either by formal or informal learning. Individuals with prior learning experience or skills are assessed under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is one of the components of the PMKVY scheme. Presently more than 6 lakh individuals are RPL certified and they are offered bridge courses by Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) to address their knowledge gaps and make them ready for current market conditions.
Reasons to choose RPL
- It’s free, there is no fee charged for participating in the RPL program
- INR 500 is given to each successfully certified candidate
- Free accidental insurance coverage for 3 years to candidates
- RPL provides a government certificate to candidates for their skills
- Individuals get exposure to the concepts of financial and digital literacy
Click the below link to participate in Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Program
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c) Special Projects
Under the component of the special project, training is provided in special areas or premises of Government bodies, industry bodies, and corporate offices. The training will be provided in the special job roles which are not defined under available Qualification Packs (QPs)/National Occupational Standards (NOSs). The terms and conditions are slightly different from the short-term training under PMKVY for any stockholder. The primary objective of Special Projects is to encourage training in weak and sidelined groups of society.
d) Kaushal and Rozgaar Mela
Kaushal and Rozgar Mela is conducted by Training Partners every 6 months with media coverage. PMKVY gives importance to the involvement of the target beneficiaries through a definite mobilisation process. It is essential for Training Partners to actively participate in National Career Service Melas and on-ground activities.
e) Placement Assistance
PMKVY’s training partners provide placement opportunities to individuals certified under this scheme. Training partners should also provide support for the development of entrepreneurs.
The candidate is considered to be placed if he/she fulfills the following criteria:
- Candidate is certified and placed within the 90 days of certification
- Candidate has successfully completed 3 months of regular employment (self/wage)
- Candidates placed in wage employment are earning at least equal to or above minimum wages, as defined by the state employment guidelines
f) Continuous Monitoring
Empaneled inspection agencies may use various actions to maintain high standards of quality that include self-audit reporting, call validations, surprise visits, and monitoring through the Skills Development Management System (SDMS). The visiting Inspector has the details of batch timing for a particular center and shall visit during batch hours to check compliance with PMKVY 2016-20 guidelines.
g) Standard Branding & Communication
All the Training Centres are required to brand their promotional and centre activities as per the guidelines. The Training Centres are also required to promote activities conducted at their centres on various social media platforms. The related guidelines of the scheme shall be issued separately.
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How PMKVY help to start Your own Business
PMKVY specializes in providing skill training to the youth of our country so that they can have a better life. After gaining the skill training, the individual can start his/her own business by taking a business loan or can start a new job by applying the new skill set gained from PMKVY. Business loan is easily available under the Mudra scheme and the loan amount ranges between Rs. 50,000 – Rs. 10 lakh to suit the requirement of the country’s youth.
PMKVY Customer Care
- PMKVY Address: 301-306, 3rd Floor, West Wing, World Mark 1, Aerocity, New Delhi – 110037
- Customer Care Number: 088000-55555
- email: PMKVY@nsdcindia.org
2022 Year End Review of PMKVY 3.0
As per the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, more than 7.36 Lakh candidates trained under (PMKVY) 3.0 over the last 1 year and 1.20 lakh candidates trained under Customised Crash Course program for COVID warriors.
- 2.28 lakhs students enrolled in 1957 Skill Hubs in 2022
- 10,000 working women and ITI girl students are being given training for self-defense
- 116 Govt ITIs are given approval for running Drone courses
- 1st ever convocation for more than 14000 ITIs at National, State and ITI level on 17th Sept 2022 for more than 8.5 lakh trainees with a participation of 1.1 million virtually
Source: pib.gov.in Last Updated on Jan 2023.