The Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is a skill development scheme for recognition and standardisation of skills by the Government of India. It aims to increase the working efficiency of the incoming and existing daily wage workers along with increasing the knowledge towards employable skills.
The key features of PMKVY are as follows:
Standards: The training will be done as per the standards (National Occupational Standards - NOS and Qualification Packs - QPs for specific job roles) that have been formulated by industry-driven bodies, namely the Sector Skills Councils (SSCs).
Demand-driven targets: Based on the assessment of skill demand and the ‘Skill Gap Studies’, target for skill training would be allocated to sector skill councils by NSDC in consultation with the SSCs, States/UTs and the Central Ministries/Departments under the oversight of the Steering Committee of PMKVY.
Target aligned to national flagship programmes and regions: Target for skill training will be aligned to the demand from the Central Government’s flagship programmes like the ‘Make in India’ ‘Swachh Bharat’, ‘Digital India’, ‘National Solar Mission’, and so on.
Evaluation: Trainee feedback based on validated standard format verified at the time of assessment will become the key element of the evaluation framework to assess the effectiveness and scale-up of PMKVY in future.
Grievance redressal: A proper grievance redressal mechanism will be put in place. Online Citizen’s Portal would be set up to disseminate information about PMKVY, and serve as a platform for redressal of grievances.