The Union Cabinet, on Wednesday, approved the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) with an outlay of Rs 12000 crore to impart skill training to one crore people over the next four years (2016-2020). PMKVY will impart fresh training to 60 lakh youths and certify skills of 40 lakh persons acquired non-formally under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). The target allocation between fresh trainings and RPL will be flexible and interchangeable depending on function and operational requirements, an official statement said. The scheme, completely aligned to the common norms as notified earlier, would move to a grant based model where the training and assessment cost would be directly reimbursed to training providers and assessment bodies in accordance with the Common Norms. Financial support to trainees will be given in the form of travel allowance, boarding and lodging costs. Post placement support would be given directly to the beneficiaries through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). Disbursement of training cost to training partners will be linked to Aadhaar and biometrics for better transparency and targeting. Skill training would be done based on industry led standards aligned to the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF).
About 18 lakh candidates have been enrolled and 17.93 lakh have been trained as on July 18 under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY), Parliament was informed today. "Under PMKVY, which is being implemented by National Skill Development Corporation, a total of 17.94 lakh candidates have been enrolled, 17.93 lakh have been trained and 11.84 lakh have been certified (as on July 18)," Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha. Replying to a separate question, he said under the scheme, as on July 15, the total number of minorities candidates trained and certified are 2,37,067 and 1,48,351, respectively. Replying to a separate question, Rudy said the ministry had constituted a working group to explore feasibility for setting up National Skills Universities across the country that can function as reputed national institutes responsible for aggregating skill development effort through implementation of a credible, aspirational and nationally acceptable skill training system. "The working group submitted its report along with the draft bill. The draft bill is under inter-ministerial consultation," he added.
Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday called for a massive effort to enhance skill development in the Indian maritime sector. According to the minister, a large number of employment opportunities are expected to be generated from the shipping and allied sectors in the coming years. Gadkari was speaking at the 129th meeting of the National Shipping Board (NSB) which was held here. Addressing the meet, the minister informed about the need to expedite necessary reforms needed for the institutions to impart training in a wide range of disciplines in the Indian maritime sector. "The prestigious Sagarmala Programme itself is expected to throw up about one crore jobs," Gadkari pointed out. "Twelve major ports are being modernised and mechanised, three new ports are coming up soon, 111 inland waterways are being developed across the country and coastal shipping is also poised for major growth. All this will open up many employment avenues, so we need to train our youth so that they can take advantage of the job opportunities."
Telecom sector has been among the biggest employers in India and it continues to enroll more people. The sector has created quarter million jobs in the last few years alone. And telecom, growing at 15% a year, will need almost four million skilled workforce by 2022. While there are plenty of new jobs in the sector, the challenge remains in getting skilled manpower with an ability to constantly learn new architectures and technologies be it 3G, 4G or in future 5G and even Wi-Fi roll out, that is hugely underpenetrated in India. With tele density in large urban cities crossing 100% it might appear that whatever growth has to happen has happened. But telecom is such an evolving space that demands on new technologies, handsets, networks, capabilities and skills continues to far outstrip supply. And though urban areas might be well penetrated, as far as telecom services are concerned, rural penetration at around 50% leaves plenty of headroom for growth. While urban areas move to newer technologies, rural areas have twin opportunities to catch up and leapfrog almost simultaneously. Existing mobile services users need to catch up with their urban dwellers in terms of data consumption while the smartphone have-nots need to be brought into the user base, so they can also benefit economically and socially.
We believe in empowering the marginalized by presenting them with economic opportunities through vocational skill training,Posted on - 03/08/2016
While recently launching the National Mission for Skill Development 2015, Indian Prime Minister acknowledged that “India currently faces a severe shortage of well-trained, skilled workers. It is estimated that only 2.3% of the workforce in India has undergone formal skill training” To make efforts in this direction, SEED seeks to provide this underutilized manpower with skills enabling them to tackle ever-emerging economic challenges. We believe in empowering the marginalized by presenting them with economic opportunities through vocational skill training, promoting entrepreneurship and development of micro enterprises. Besides equipping men and women with essential skills and up-grading existing skill-sets, they are provided appropriate placement support, in tune with current market needs and demands. To increase awareness and self-confidence among women, SEED mobilizes women to form Self Help Groups, where they collectively work towards supplementing their household income. They are engaged in financially productive trades such as Broom-making, Silai-Kadhai, Sanitary Napkin making, Mushroom Farming, Pickle Papad making, Dona-Pattal making among many others based on geographical location and demand. The women are linked with local markets where they sell their produce at a profit and earn money for the SHG. Saving habits are encouraged with knowledge sharing on bank transactions. Through the Integrated Livelihood Development Programms, the challenge of unemployment and underemployment are carefully tackled, thus improving the quality of life for the community. To further this holistic approach, financial literacy sessions are organized to familiarize the community members with the know-how of financial transactions.
The Indian government has announced R120bn ($1.8bn) in funding to train 10 million people to meet global skills standards by 2020 through online training at international skills centres. The move is part of the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) plan, approved by Prime Minister Modi’s cabinet this month, and is the latest effort by the National Skills Development Corporation to scale training to plug the country’s massive gap in skills capacities.
About 18 lakh candidates have been enrolled and 17.93 lakh have been trained as on July 18 under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY) "Under PMKVY, which is being implemented by National Skill Development Corporation, a total of 17.94 lakh candidates have been enrolled, 17.93 lakh have been trained and 11.84 lakh have been certified .
Govt has approved PMKVY project for another four years (2016-2020) to benefit 10 million youth.Moreover,it has allocated Budget 12,000 CroresPosted on - 21/07/2016
This year on as Skill India is celebrating its anniversary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has today got an approval from the Cabinet on Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 2016-2020, which aims at skilling to one crore people over next four years (April 2016 to March 2020) with an outlay of Rs.12, 000 crore. In line with the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, a big effort has been made by Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) to scale up the reach of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) which was launched on July 15, 2015. The major features of the revised PMKVY include: • To improve the quality of training, the Training Centres will be categorized on the basis of their infrastructure, training capacity, past performance and other relevant parameters. Moreover, instead of short term allocations, the targets will be assigned to the training centres on a long term basis with provision of quarterly review. • The concept of Kaushal Melas in coordination with the local State representatives has been institutionalized in order to expand the outreach of the Scheme • Training Partners would be required to ensure the validation of Aadhar during enrolments itself and attendance has been mandated through biometrics. • On the job training (OJT) component will be encouraged as a part of the training programme to provide linkages to hands-on, employer based training.Training of Trainers (TOT) would be done leading to certification of trainers in a progressive/ gradual manner. • Training partners will be mandated to have mentorship cum placement cells. Placements would be incentivized as per the Common Norms guidelines. The concept of ‘Placement/Job Melas’ currently being explored would be promoted and institutionalized, and would be led by the Training Partners, supported by the SSCs. • Residential trainings will be promoted for PwD (Persons with Disabilities) candidates as well as for those from North Eastern States, Kashmir Valley and Leh region of J&K, the islands of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep, and LWE affected districts and others in accordance with the Common Norms guidelines.
The Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) that was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has reportedly been a huge hit, with 18 lakh enrolments in the past eight months. The announcement was made by Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy last week.The scheme is aimed at building skill development amongst the youth in a way that compliments the Make in India campaign that is a novel and ambitious initiative of the Modi government. The announcement was made a few days after the Union Budget 2016 was presented. Rudy also announced that 50% of his skill budget will focus on job roles in rural area, reported the Times of India. ”We had conducted 410 kaushal melas across 29 states reaching out to many who needed a direction with respect to employability and employment,” Rudy said. He also said that his Ministry will take steps to further ensure increase in capacity and scope of skill development.
"We are making efforts to link skilling to education. Worldwide, people can do Ph.D and higher studies in skills like plumbing and welding," Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said in the Rajya Sabha.According to PTI, while replying to supplementaries, Rudy said there is a need to link skill to education, which has not been done in the past over six decades.The minister informed about the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana(PMKVY) by the government, which is a grant-model unlike 13,000 ITIs which is a paid model. The Ministry, he said, was also taking adequate steps to provide training to the women and widows.PMKVY is the flagship outcome-based skill training scheme of the new Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), which aims at skill certification. The reward scheme is to enable and mobilise a large number of Indian youth to take up outcome- based skill training and become employable and earn their livelihood.