The Pradhan Mantri Vikas Yojna is a “skill India” initiative introduced by the government of India on 15 July 2015 on the eve of world’s youth skill day. The skill India initiative aims at educating 400 crore people in India by 2022. As per a report in 2016 “the Indian Leather Development Program” has trained more than 1.4 lakh people in a year. It has been observed that in spite of being one of the fastest growing economies in the world in terms of GDP, there is still a huge chunk of the Indian population who is still unemployed and who still struggles to get a two-time meal in a day.
The main goal of the skill development mission is to eradicate the shortage of skilled workers in the country. The scheme works under the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship. The cabinet has approved a budget of approximately 120 billion rupees for this project.
Objective And Target Of The Scheme
The PMKVY aims at fulfilling the aspirations of Indian youth by providing good quality and better paid jobs. Some of the primary objectives of PMKVY are:
- They aim at developing the process of certification by providing a series of scheduled skills
- To provide skills to a large number of people and make them employable and increase the productivity of the existing workforce.
- Encourage youth to take up the skill training programs to by providing monetary awards for skill certification.
- Reward all those students who have taken up the skill training program in an authorized institute with rupees 8 thousand per candidate.
The target of the scheme will depend on the demand in Central Government Programs like “Swachh Bharat”,” make in India”,” digital India” etc.
List of Courses And Their Job Roles
At present, the PMKVY is providing training via 34 skill council. An approximate of 221 job roles are provided via 34 skill councils across the country.
|INDUSTRY/SKILL COUNCIL||NUMBER OF COURSES/JOB ROLES|
|Tourism and Hospitality||9|
|Textile and Handloom||7|
|People with disability||3|
|Paints and coating||1|
|Media and Entertainment||8|
|IT and ITES||6|
|Iron and Steel||9|
|Gems and Jewellery||9|
|Furniture and Fitting||2|
|Electrics and Hardware||9|
|Earthmoving and infrastructure building||10|
|Banking, Financial services and Insurance||6|
|Beauty and wellness||7|
|Apparel, Makeup, Home Furnishing||9|
Find a training center near you by visiting the official website of PMKVY: www.pmkvyofficial.org