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9.99 lakh Candidates got Placement after Skill Training: MHRD

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9.99 lakh Candidates got Placement after Skill Training: MHRD

The Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) has two components known as Centrally Sponsored Centrally Managed (CSCM) being implemented by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Centrally Sponsored State Managed (CSSM) being implemented by State Skill Development Missions of the States/ UTs popularly known as State- Engagement Component of PMKVY (2016-20). Training under PMKVY 2016-20 is being imparted in National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) aligned Job Roles.

Under CSCM component of PMKVY 2016-20, as on 30.11.2018, funds amounting to Rs. 3044 Cr. (approx) have been disbursed to NSDC for the implementation of this component. Further, as on 30.11.2018, 32.99 lakh (appx.) candidates have been trained (23.18 lakh STT + 9.08 lakh RPL + 0.71 Special Project) under STT, RPL and Special Project in the country. 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). As per data reported on SDMS, as on 30.11.2018, 19.58 lakh candidates are certified under Short Term Training of PMKVY 2016-20. The number of candidates certified under Short Term Training of PMKVY 90 days prior i.e. 31.08.2018 is 18.19 lakh. Out of these candidates, as on 30.11.2018, 9.99 lakh candidates have been placed in various sectors across the country including the State of West Bengal which is approximately 54.9 %.

Further, under CSSM component of PMKVY 2016-20, 25% of the funds and corresponding physical targets of PMKVY 2016-20 has been allocated to the States for the implementation of scheme through State Skill Development Missions. Under this component, after evaluation of proposal received from 36 States/UTs, Ministry has given in-principle approval of a total target of 20.15 lakh candidates and corresponding financial allocation of Rs. 3,047 Cr. for FY 2016-20. Out of which, funds amounting to Rs. 740 Cr. (approx) have been released to 35 States/UTs for the implementation of this component. Further, under this component, as on 06.12.2018, 1,92,079 candidates have been enrolled across 34 States/UTs.

Under the scheme, focus on employment has been significantly enhanced and candidates have been placed in various sectors and industries including small and medium enterprises across the country including the State of West Bengal. Training Centers (TCs)/ Training Providers (TPs) are mandated to organize placement/rozgar melas every six months with the support of Sector Skill Councils. Additionally, scheme incentivizes TCs/TPs for facilitating placement of the trained candidates as per table below:

Placement Percentage

Amount Per Candidate

71-85%

3000/-

86% & More

5000/-

 

Also, Common Norms have regarded 70% placement as the success of the skill training within which upto 50% of the total placement can be under self-employment. Also, there is a special provision in the scheme to provide post-placement support to women, PwDs and candidates from special areas (LWE, North East region and J&K).

Additionally, the scheme promotes basic entrepreneurship by providing 40 hours additional training in ‘Entrepreneurship and Soft Skills’ along with the core training as per job role.

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

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