Components of the Scheme

Under PMKVY, training and assessment fees are paid completely by the Government. Pay-outs are provided to the Training Providers (TPs) in alignment with the commonnorms. The scheme is being implemented at the Centre and at the State level with a 75:25 allocation of funds and targets.

The scheme has three components as below:


Short Term Training :

The Short Term Training (STT) component imparted at PMKVY Training Centres (TCs) is expected to benefit candidates of Indian nationality who are either school/college dropouts or unemployed. Apart from providing training according to the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF), TCs also impart training in soft skills, entrepreneurship, financial and digital literacy. Upon successful completion of assessment, candidates are provided placement assistance by Training Providers.

Recognition of Prior Learning:

Individuals with prior learning experience or skills are assessed and certified under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) component of the scheme. Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs), such as Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) or any other agencies designated by MSDE/NSDC, are being incentivised to implement RPL projects in any of the three models (RPL camps, RPL at employer’s premises and RPL centres). To address knowledge gaps, PIAs offer bridge courses to RPL candidates along with training on soft skills, and job role related safety and hygiene practices.

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Special Projects :

The Special Projects component of PMKVY envisages creation of a platform that will facilitate trainings in special areas and/or premises of government bodies, corporate or industry bodies, and trainings in special job roles, not defined under the available Qualification Packs (QPs)/National Occupational Standards (NOS). Special Projects require some deviation from the short-term training guidelines under PMKVY for any stakeholder. A proposing stakeholder can be institutions of central or state government(s) autonomous body/statutory body or any other equivalent body or corporate who desires to provide training to candidates.

  • 1 crore youth to be certified by 2020
  • Allocated Budget —Rs. 12,000 crores
  • Large scale creation of training capacity —over 1.9 crore square feet training infrastructure
  • Over 77 lakh target allocated to 7,900+ training centres/PIA under Short Term Training program, RPL and Special Projects across 657 districts —over 92% district coverage
  • Approx. 1,500+ candidates being placed every day for last 16 months
  • Financial disbursements through Government Grants — over Rs. 2,300 crores