National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is implementing a flagship scheme known as Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) with an objective to provide skilling to one crore people under Short Term Training (STT), Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Special Project (SP) across the country for four years i.e. 2016-2020. Under the PMKVY 2016-20 scheme, as on 30.11.2018, 34.32 lakh candidates have been enrolled across the country. Out of total enrolled candidates, 32.99 lakh (appx.) candidates have been trained under STT (23.18 lakh), RPL (9.08 lakh) and Special Project (0.71 lakh) across the country in various sector.

Under the scheme, focus on employment has been significantly enhanced and candidates have been placed in various sectors and industries. Training Centers (TCs)/ Training Providers (TPs) are mandated to organize placement/rozgar melas every six month with the support of Sector Skill Council. Scheme also incentivizes TCs/TPs for facilitating placement of the trained candidates. Also, the reimbursement of last 20% of training cost to TCs would be made only after wage employment or self employment to 70% of the trained candidates. Additionally, post placement support of Rs. 1450 per month per trainee is applicable for special group (women candidates and persons with disability) and special areas (LWE, North East region and J&K) for 2 or 3 month post training depending on placement within or outside the district of the domicile of the candidate. Further, PMKVY 2016-20 scheme has mandatory provisions for placement tracking. The placement data is reported within 90 days of certification of trained candidates on the Skill Development Management System (SDMS).

This information was given by Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri AnantKumar Hegde in a written reply to the Lok Sabha today.

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