1,500-crore PMKVY for Skill Development


More than 24 Lakh people to be covered for skilling by NSDC as part of PMKVY with a budget of Rs 1500 crores

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) Managing Director and CEO, Dilip Chenoy told PTI that they have begun implementing Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY) to provide skills training to 24 lakh people. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 20 gave its approval for the PMKVY with an outlay of Rs. 1,500 crore. This is the flagship scheme for skill training of youth to be implemented by the new Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

Each person who would successfully undergo training would also be eligible for a monetary reward of Rs.8000, subject to assessment and certification. Skill training would be done based on the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) and industry-led standards.

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Out of the total fund, Rs.67 Crore has been earmarked for mobilization efforts to be made through skill melas organised at the local level with participation of the state governments and municipal bodies, Such events and efforts are expected to increase placements of trained candidates.

MeraJob has been working with NSDC to ensure better placement of candidates who have undergone training through its skill development partner entities. As a part of this exercise MeraJob reaches out to these candidates through its Recruiters and multi-channel outreach to better understand the candidates preferences and connect job seekers with employers and companies, which are hiring for such roles.

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Related: Matching Job Creation with Industry Demand is the key to end Unemployment – Skill India Campaign

Employment Exchange for Industries (EEX)

In another development, which clearly indicates the importance of creating more efficient marketplaces for job seekers and employers, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) announced the launch of the Employment Exchange for Industries (EEX). As with the EEX, MeraJob is at heart of creating better employment opportunities for job seekers who have the skills. MeraJob’s employment marketplace is also a step towards linking ‘Skill in India’ to ‘Make in India’.

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