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Govt may fall short of its skill development goal of training one crore youth

Under the PMKVY-2.0, launched in October 2016, ministry had targeted to impart skill training to one crore youth for over four years (2016-20). Out of this, 60,00,000 was the target under short-term training while 40,00,000 was the target under the recognition of prior learning (RPL) component for 2016-20. Skills development ministry may fall short of its skilling target under flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana with government having imparted training to 73.47 lakh youth under the scheme till January 17, 2020, skills minister Mahendra Nath Pandey said. Under the PMKVY-2.0, launched in October 2016, ministry had targeted to impart skill training to one crore youth for over four years (2016-20). Out of this, 60,00,000 was the target under short-term training while 40,00,000  was the target under the recognition of prior learning (RPL) component for 2016-20. “As on 17.01.2020, 40.27 lakh candidates have been trained under short term training (STT) and 33.20Click Here for More Detail

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Centre reviews skill development & entrepreneurship initiatives with states

New Delhi: The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) organized a day-long consultative workshop on 18 February, with representatives from States and Union Territories, to review skill development across geographies and segments and to seek their valuable suggestions on streamlining the upcoming initiatives. The key thrust of the workshop was to increase the participation of the District Committees for better coordination of the skill efforts in each district and to achieve the broader objectives of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of making India the skill capital of the world. During the workshop, Vision 2025 was also discussed which lays out the key focus areas and ready-to-implement roadmap for promoting Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in the country. The workshop aimed to unlock the true potential of the youth by making skills aspirational, and building sustainable livelihood pathways for them. The State and Union Territory representatiClick Here for More Detail

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73.47 Lakh Candidates Trained Under PMKVY

New Delhi: Under the Skill India Mission, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is implementing a flagship scheme called the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 2016-20 with an objective to provide skilling to one crore youth under Short Term Training (STT) courses and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) across the country in a four years period i.e. 2016-2020. Under PMKVY (2016-20), as on 17.01.2020, 73.47 lakh (appx.) (40.27 lakh STT + 33.20 lakh RPL) candidates have been trained/oriented throughout the country. The State/UT-wise number of candidates trained / oriented under PMKVY (2016-20) is given at Annexure. Under PMKVY 2016-20, focus on employment has been significantly enhanced and candidates have been placed in various sectors and industries. Some of the provisions and initiatives are given below: TCs/TPs are required to have dedicated mentorship-cum-placement cells for industry linkage and placement of candidates.TPs are mandated to organize PlacemClick Here for More Detail

Approx 2.62 Crore New Jobs Generated During 2011-18

Employment generation, coupled with improving employ ability has been the priority of the Government. 69.03 lakh candidates were trained under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) as in November 2019 Around 2.62 crore new jobs were created in rural and urban areas between 2011-12 and 2017-18 among regular wage and salaried employees, says the Economic Survey 2019-20, which was laid in Parliament on Friday. 69.03 lakh candidates were trained under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) as in November 2019, while there was a 8 per cent increase in regular Employment of Women in 2017-18 over 2011-12. “Along with efforts for generating additional employment, special focus has been on improving quality of jobs and formalization of the economy,” notes the Economic Survey. It said the share of a regular wage and salaried employees has increased by 5 percentage points from 18 per cent in 2011-12 to 23 per cent in 2017-18. In absolute terms, there was a significantClick Here for More Detail

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Over 69 lakh skilled under PMKVY, Rs 5,100 crore allocated

To implement the skill training programmes, a total of Rs 5,034.44 crore has been disbursed under the NSDC, while for CSCM component Rs 808.96 crore has been disbursed to state governments. Under the Skill India Mission’s Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), the government has trained 69.03 lakh people across India. The data was provided by Minister of State in Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, RK Singh while answering a question in Parliament. Replying to another question, Singh informed that 9,28,884 and 2,69,054 candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) category were trained under the PMKVY 2016-20, respectively. Across the country, 33,88,235 candidates have enrolled in short-term training courses of which 14,05,369 got placement. Under Prior Learning initiatives of the ministry, a total of 32,10,783 candidates across India have been enrolled of which 22,52,506 were certified. Further, under the Special Project, 1,6Click Here for More Detail

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Targeted PMKVY, skills framework rejig proposed

“Going forward NSDC (National Skills Development Corporation) will cease to play the role of an implementor of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) and focus on its other three roles,” the ministry has said in its draft vision document. NEW DELHI: The government plans to revamp its skills framework, including a more targeted Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana and setting up of a dedicated national institute of skill development to centralise skill training and funding. The proposals form part of the skill development and entrepreneurship ministry’s Vision 2025 to help substantially enhance the scale of skilling in the country in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of making India the skills capital of the world, a senior official said.
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