Implementation of Skill Development Training
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, further, Government has launched the flagship scheme, ‘Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)’ on 15th July, 2015 to enable and mobilize a large number of youth to take up outcome based skill training and earn their livelihood. It is a skill certification and reward scheme where in trainees after their successful assessment and certification, get monetary reward through direct bank transfer to their account. The scheme has a budget provision of Rs. 1500 crore with the target to benefit 24 lakh persons with training of 14 lakh fresh entrants and certification of 10 lakh persons under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the Public Private Partnership (PPP) entity is the implementing agency for PMKVY. As on 22nd February, 2016, 12.50 lakh candidates have been enrolled in 9,314 training centres spread across the Country with coverage of 29 States and 6 Union Territories (UTs) including Uttar Pradesh (candidates enrolled:- 1,46,804 and trained:- 95,423). A total of Rs. 435 crore has already been released to NSDC in 2015-16 under the scheme.