New Delhi: Pradhan Mantri Kaushal VikasYojana (PMKVY), the flagship of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has completed 10 lakh enrolments under the scheme. The scheme has been implemented by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) through a network of 1012 training partners affiliated to the scheme. Till today, the scheme has seen 10,28,671 enrolments under 382 active job roles out of which 70% have already completed their trainings.
The scheme has been implemented across all 29 states and 6 union territories of the country, and covered 596 districts and 531 constituencies. It addresses the requirement for skill development across 29 sectors in which around 566 job roles have been identified for courses in which the youth can enrol and can get trained. These courses help in making them more employable with hands on experience on skills that will make them more employable and also more efficient in their work.
Appreciating the achievement of reaching the 10 lakh mark Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that he is elated at the response that Pradhan Mantri Kaushal VikasYojana (PMKVY), the world’s largest skill development scheme, has got. 10 lakh is good number and he is happy to see how our ecosystem has come together to galvanise our country’s youth towards our Prime Minister’s vision of a Skilled India. He said, this achievement will encourage more youth to join the Skill India Mission and PMKVY is here to support those who have financial limitations to hone a skill of their choice. The Minister said, he is certain that the scheme will open doors to a new life for many.
Chairman, National Skill Development and Corporation, Shri S. Ramadorai said, that the 10 lakh figure gives us a sense of achievement and also encourages us to gear ourselves even more, and galvanise many more in this public private partnership. With 8749 active centres across the country through which we implemented PMKVY, it wouldn’t have been possible to achieve this milestone, without the due support of the Sector Skill Councils and the training partners.
The states which reflect maximum enrolments under PMKVY are Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh while the sectors which saw maximum enrolments are Logistics (135615), Agriculture (90489), Electronics (82903), Beauty and Wellness (72316), Retail (65901) and Automotive (61846).
The Ministry of Skill Development with the help of NSDC and the local training partners, and support from state governments, MPs and MLAs conducted 410 Kaushal Vikas Shivirs across the country, to educate and encourage the youth to avail the scheme. Most of these shivirs also had Classrooms cum labs set up within the venue to enable visitors to witness the format of the training.
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal VikasYojana aims to offer 24 lakh Indian youth meaningful, industry relevant, skill based training. Under this scheme, the trainees will be offered a financial reward and a government certification on successful completion of training and assessment, which will help them in securing a job for a better future.
The Union Cabinet had approved India’s largest skill certification and monetary reward scheme, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal VikasYojana (PMKVY), on 20 March 2014. The scheme was launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 15 July 2015, on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day.