Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana
|Name of the Service||Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana|
|Beneficiaries||Citizens of India|
The objective of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana is to encourage and promote Skill Development for the youth throughout the country. Specifically, the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana aims to:
Enable and mobilize a large number of youth to take up industry designed quality skill training, become employable and earn their livelihood.
Increase productivity of the existing workforce, and align skill training with the actual needs of the country.
Encourage standardisation of the Certification process and put in place the foundation for creating a registry of skills.
Benefit 10 million youth over four years (2016- 2020).
Key components of the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) are the following.
Short Term Training Guidelines
The Short Term Training imparted at PMKVY Training Centres (TCs) is expected to benefit candidates of Indian nationality who are either school/college dropouts or unemployed. Apart from providing training according to the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF), TCs shall also impart training in Soft Skills, Entrepreneurship, Financial and Digital Literacy. The duration of the training varies per job role, ranging between 150 and 300 hours. Upon successful completion of their assessment, candidates shall be provided placement assistance by Training Partners (TPs). Under PMKVY, the entire training and assessment fees are paid by the Government. Payouts shall be provided to the TPs in alignment with the Common Norms. Training imparted under the Short Term Training component of the Scheme shall be NSQF Level 5 and below.
Recognition of Prior Learning Guidelines
Individuals with prior learning experience or skills shall be assessed and certified under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) component of the Scheme. RPL aims to align the competencies of the unregulated workforce of the country to the NSQF. Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs), such as Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) or any other agencies designated by MSDE/NSDC, shall be incentivised to implement RPL projects in any of the three Project Types (RPL Camps, RPL at Employer's Premises and RPL centres). To address knowledge gaps, PIAs may offer Bridge Courses to RPL candidates.
Special Projects Guidelines
The Special Projects component of PMKVY envisages the creation of a platform that will facilitate training in special areas and/or premises of Government bodies, Corporates or Industry bodies, and training in special job roles not defined under the available Qualification Packs (QPs)/National Occupational Standards (NOSs). Special Projects are projects that require some deviation from the terms and conditions of Short Term Training under PMKVY for any stakeholder. A proposing stakeholder can be either Government Institutions of Central and State Government(s) or Autonomous Body or Statutory Body or any other equivalent body or corporates who desire to provide training to candidates.
Kaushal and Rozgar Mela Guidelines
Social and community mobilisation is extremely critical for the success of PMKVY. Active participation of the community ensures transparency and accountability and helps in leveraging the cumulative knowledge of the community for better functioning. In line with this, PMKVY assigns special importance to the involvement of the target beneficiaries through a defined mobilisation process. TPs shall conduct Kaushal and Rozgar Melas every six months with press/media coverage; they are also required to participate actively in National Career Service Melas and on-ground activities.
PMKVY envisages linking the aptitude, aspiration, and knowledge of the skilled workforce it creates with employment opportunities and demands in the market. Every effort thereby needs to be made by the PMKVY TCs to provide placement opportunities to candidates, trained and certified under the Scheme. TPs shall also provide support to entrepreneurship development.
To ensure that high standards of quality are maintained by PMKVY TCs, NSDC and empanelled Inspection Agencies shall use various methodologies, such as self-audit reporting, call validations, surprise visits, and monitoring through the Skills Development Management System (SDMS). These methodologies shall be enhanced with the engagement of the latest technologies
As per the guidelines, all the Training Centers intending to commence Training's/operation under the Government-sponsored Skill Development Scheme, have to mandatory get Accredited before being Affiliated.
Following are a few of the guidelines that need to be followed.
PMKVY Accreditation Guidelines
The infrastructure required at Training Centre
Tools Required at Training Centres
PMKVY Branding Requirements
Center Inspection will be conducted by the Quality Council of India (QCI). QCI will inspect the Centers as per the CAAF (Center Accreditation and Affiliation Form) details. CAAF has been designed as per the Grading Metrics. CAAF shall be available online. The report submitted by QCI along with the recommended Accreditation status and Grade of the Center will be sent to the concerned SSC for its approval.
Grant of Affiliation:
All accredited TCs have to apply for the process of Center Affiliation for respective job roles. Affiliation would be provided by the respective Sector Skill Councils (SSC).
PMKVY Training Centre Registration Fee
PMKVY Training Centre Registration Fee of INR 12,000 shall be charged. This fee shall be non-refundable. The annual Monitoring Fee is INR 8000. The monitoring Team can monitor your training centre activity through surprise visits, call validation, management system data and check reports online submitted by the training centre.
An incremental cost of INR 1000 for each job role needs to pay, over and above the Base Cost.
Payment collection methodology: Accreditation fee shall be collected from the TCs in two tranches:
PMKVY Affiliation Fee
Training Centre shall be charged an amount of INR 6000 for every job role affiliation with the respective SSC. The entire Affiliation Fees are payable to the respective SSC.
This Scheme applies to any candidate of Indian nationality who:
Is an unemployed youth or, school/college dropout,
Possesses an Aadhaar card and a bank account
Has a verifiable alternate ID such as PAN or Voter ID (applicable only for the states of the North-East region and J&K - Additional IDs may be added from time to time)
Any other criteria, as defined by the SSCs for the respective job roles
College students should not be allowed or enrolled under PMKVY as the Scheme focuses on school/college dropouts. Additionally, in the case of corporates or factory premises, candidates cannot be their employees or daily wagers.
Follow the below steps to find out about PMKVY courses.
Click on any of the Sector Skill Council (SSC) to view the job roles for which skill development courses are available.
Some courses have a minimum and maximum eligibility in terms of age, academic qualifications and work experience. Click on the Qualification Pack of each job role for more details.
All passed and certified candidates shall be awarded INR 500 under the scheme, however, candidates scoring 30% or less shall only be awarded a mark sheet.
Visit PMKVY website
Click on "Find a Training Centre"
You can search training centres by sector, job roles, location. Click on submit once you have filled the search query
Now you will get to see the details about training centres.
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Government Schemes queries and its answers
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