About PMKVY

PMKVY (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana) comes under the scheme of "Skill India" which was launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 15th July 2015. The PMKVY (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana Scheme) was launched to help the youth in India to specialize in different skills. This scheme aims to provide aptitude to the Indian youth towards major skills and raise the standard of working and the efficiency to complete the job. The enrolled students are motivated by giving monetary rewards to increase them and providing them with quality training. The scheme also intends to increase the employment rate from 4.9% in 2014. India has the largest number of youth, and the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana Scheme will benefit them and make them the most employable and with better skill sets by the year 2022. PMKVY (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana) has been rigorously implemented in states like Bihar to make the X/XII dropouts skilled and employable.

Skills imparted by PMKVY (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana) are according to the current job requirements assessed by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). Currently, about 430 job roles are being catered by the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY).

PMKVY Scheme

The aim of the PMKVY scheme is to encourage aptitude towards employable skills and to increase working efficiency of probable and existing daily wage earners, by giving monetary awards and rewards and by providing quality training to them. Average award amount per person has been kept as Rs. 8,000. Those wage earners already possessing a standard level of skill will be given recognition as per scheme and average award amount for them is Rs. 2000 to Rs. 2500. In the initial year, a target to distribute Rs. 15 billion has been laid down for the scheme. Training programmes have been worked out on the basis of National Occupational Standards (NOS) and qualification packs specifically developed in various sectors of skills. For this qualification plans and quality plans have been developed by various Sector Skill Councils (SSC) created with participation of Industries. National Skill Development Council (NSDC) has been made coordinating and driving agency for the same.