Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship23-December, 2015 14:29 IST
Funds for Skill Development

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that this Ministry has Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) to enable and mobilize a large number of Indian youth to take up outcome based skill training and earn their livelihood. PMKVY has an outlay of Rs. 1500 crore targeting to train 14 lakh fresh entrants and certify 10 lakh persons under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). PMKVY is being implemented by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). As on 30.11.2015, Rs. 435 crore have been released to NSDC for implementation of PMKVY and 5.32 lakh persons have been enrolled across the country.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, the financial and physical progress of the scheme is reviewed on a regular basis in the Ministry to ensure effective utilization of the funds and necessary corrective measures wherever required are taken. There is a dedicated portal for PMKVY giving updated data on enrolment, training and certification of the trainees in public domain to help monitoring of the scheme. Moreover, to ensure quality of training under PMKVY, several measures including site visits, call validation, student feedback forms, grievance portal are being taken.

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