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pmkvyThe Union Cabinet approved the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) on 19 March 2015 with an outlay of 1500 crore rupees. The program aims to impart skill training to youth with focus on first time entrants to the labor market and class 10 and class 12 dropouts.”The scheme will cover 24lakh persons. Skill training would be done based on the national skill qualification framework (NSQF) and industry led standards,”the union cabinet said in a statement.

The statement said that the skill training would be done on the basis of demand assessed on the basis of recent skill gap studies conducted by the NSDC for the period 2013-17. Skill Development Management System (SDMS) would be put in place to verify and record details of all training centers a certain quality of training locations and courses. Biometric system and video recording of the training process would be put in place where feasible. All persons undergoing training would be required to give feedback at the time of assessment and this would become the key element of the evaluation framework to assess the effectiveness of the PMKVY scheme. A robust grievance Rsystem would be put in place to address grievances relating to implementation of the scheme. An online citizen portal would be put in place to disseminate information about the scheme.

‘In addition, central, state government affiliated training providers would also be used for training under the scheme,’ the statement added. The scheme would be implemented through NSDC training partners. Currently, NSDC has 187 training partners that have over 2,300 centres. ‘For assessment of demand of central ministries, departments, state governments, industry and business would be consulted. A demand aggregator platform would be launched for the purpose very soon,’ the statement said.