HOW TO APPLY PRADHAN MANTRI KAUSHAL VIKAS YOJANA
HOW TO APPLY PRADHAN MANTRI KAUSHAL VIKAS YOJANA
10 million youth during the period 2016 -2020, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana is a flagship scheme which aimed skill training for this number of youth. Implemented by the new Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship through the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana courses and training were benefits which were comprehensively financed by the government.
While the skill training would be done based on the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) and industry-led standards, there is a great opportunity for these eligible beneficiaries of PMKVY:
The scheme applies to any candidate of Indian nationality who:
- Is an unemployed youth, college/school dropout
- Has a verifiable identity proof – Aadhaar / Voter id and a bank account
- With a total fund allocation of Rs. 12,000 crores which have been made for the period 2016 – 2020.
KEY COMPONENTS OF PMKVY
Short Term Training, Get Started in Less Time: Well, to arrest the rapidly ascending unemployment rates for candidates of Indian nationality who are either school/college dropouts or unemployed, the Short Term Training are imparted at PMKVY Training Centres (TCs).
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. 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 while 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, A WAY TO BRIDGE GAPS
Individuals with prior learning experience or skills shall be assessed and certified under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), a component which 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 incentivized to implement RPL projects in any of the three Project Types including RPL Camps, RPL at Employers Premises and RPL centres to address knowledge gaps, PIAs may offer Bridge Courses to RPL candidates.
SPECIAL PROJECTS FOR SPECIAL AREAS
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 Government Institutions of Central and State Government(s)/Autonomous Body/Statutory Body or any other equivalent body or corporates who desire to provide training to candidates.
KAUSHAL AND ROZGAR MELA, INCREASING REACH
Mela, or fairs that are organised across the country to ensure the social and community mobilisation which is extremely critical for the success of PMKVY. The active participation of the target beneficiaries ensures transparency and accountability and helps in leveraging the cumulative knowledge of the community for better functioning. Thus, the 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.
PLACEMENT GUIDELINES FOR THE BENEFICIARIES
This mission aims to link the aptitude, aspiration, and knowledge of the skilled workforce it creates with employment opportunities and demands in the market. Thereby, PMKVY TCs focus on providing placement opportunities to candidates, trained and certified under the Scheme along with support to entrepreneurship development.
To ensure that high standards of quality are maintained by PMKVY TCs, NSDC and empanelled Inspection Agencies, these organisations have to use the various methodologies, such as self-audit reporting, call validations, surprise visits, and monitoring through the Skills Development Management System (SDMS) to enhance with the engagement of the latest technologies.
PRADHAN MANTRI KAUSHAL VIKAS YOJANA TRAININGS
Managed and implemented through National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the training aspect of the scheme will have these features:
Apart from NSCD, Central / State Government affiliated training providers would also be used for training under the scheme.
The eligibility for participating under this scheme for every training provider will be to register on the SMART portal.
Training would include soft skills, personal grooming, behavioural change for cleanliness, good work ethics.
Sector Skill Councils and the State Governments would closely monitor skill training that will happen under PMKVY.
The Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE)’s scheme of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Yojana training has a clear objective of enabling a large number of Indian youth to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood.