PMKVY 2023: PMKVY is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). It is a Skill Certification Scheme that stands for Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana. The Short Term Training imparted at PMKVY Training Centres (TCs). The scheme works with the objective to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry-relevant skill training. The main purpose is to help them in securing a better livelihood. The fee for the Training and Assessment is paid by the Government under this Scheme. There is also Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to assess and certify the candidates with prior learning experience or skills. Currently, under the scheme, about 428 job roles are being catered to by the skills training imparted. This article provides all the important information about PMKVY 2023.
Key Components of the Scheme
- Short Term Training
- Recognition of Prior Learning
- Special Projects
- Kaushal and Rozgar Mela
- Placement Guidelines
- Monitoring Guidelines
PMKVY 2023 in Detail
- The scheme benefits candidates who are either school/college dropouts or unemployed.
- The training centers shall also impart training in Soft Skills, Entrepreneurship, Financial and Digital Literacy.
- The duration of the training ranges between 150 and 300 hours (as per job role).
- The candidates shall be provided placement assistance upon successful completion of their assessment.
- Under the Short Term Training component of the Scheme, the training shall be NSQF Level 5 and below.
- The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) aligns the competencies of the unregulated workforce of the country to the NSQF.
- Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) shall motivate to implement RPL projects in any of the three Project Types.
- The PIAs may offer Bridge Courses to RPL candidates to address knowledge gaps.
- TPs shall conduct Kaushal and Rozgar Melas every 6 months with press/media coverage and they also provide support to entrepreneurship development
- The active participation of the community ensures transparency and accountability. It also helps in leveraging the cumulative knowledge of the community for better functioning.
- The NSDC and empaneled Inspection Agencies shall use various methodologies to ensure that high standards of quality continue.
- These methodologies shall enhance the engagement of the latest technologies.
To create awareness about the PMKVY, the government has partnered with various telecom operators. The telecom operators are likely to send out mass SMS about the scheme with a number to call. Candidates need to give a missed call to the toll-free number received in the SMS and they shall receive an automated callback. The candidate needs to input his/her details into the system and they will be provided details of the nearest training center. Such candidates will have to report on the training dates.
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Implementation of the PMKVY 2023
The scheme was launched (in Bihar) and the NSDC partnered with about 24 sector skill councils. About 1,17,564 people (as of July 1, 2015) from all parts of the country have already enrolled for skills training. The implementation of the scheme is being undertaken by NSDC’s training partners. There are almost 187 training partners with 2300 training centers (the NSDC) in almost all the states of India. The scheme budget planned is over INR 1,500 crore, of which INR 1120 crore allocates towards the skill training of some 14 lakh youth. The “recognition of prior learning” gets INR 220 crore (additionally). For spreading awareness and encouraging enrolment, the scheme gives a budget of INR 67 crore.
End of the Training
The candidates shall also go through an assessment (apart from training) at the end of the training schedule. Based on the assessment, the candidate will get a certificate of merit at the end of this training period. The NSDC also provides ‘Third-party assessment bodies’ to assess the candidates on the skills acquired and the exemplary candidates also get a monetary incentive or reward of about INR 8000 (average).