the 2nd Foundation Day of Ministry of Skill Development and
Entrepreneurship, Minister of State(I/C) for Skill Development and
Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, , today launched the Pradhan Mantri
YUVA Yojana, MSDE’s flagship scheme on entrepreneurship education and training.
scheme spans over five years (2016-17 to 2020-21) with a project cost of Rs.
499.94 crore, and will provide entrepreneurship education and training to over
7 lakh students in 5 years through 3050 Institutes. It will also include easy
access to information and mentor network, credit, incubator and accelerator and
advocacy to create a pathway for the youth.
on the occassion Shri Rudy said, with this the government has taken important
strides to scale up entrepreneurship in the country. He said, Pradhan Mantri
YUVA Yojana has national and international best practices of learning in
MSDE’s two institutions dedicated to entrepreneur education and training –
NIESBUD and IIE- have trained more than 7 lakh trainees including 2,600 persons
from more than 125 countries in the field of entrepreneurial skills till date.
After becoming a part of this Ministry, these two institutes are now focusing
on mentorship of budding entrepreneurs across the country. We have seen success
so far and we are determined to create more opportunities of employment for our
youth through this initiative,” he further added.
institutes under the PM’s YUVA Yojana include 2200 Institutes of Higher
Learning (colleges, universities, and premier institutes), 300 schools, 500
ITIs and 50 Entrepreneurship Development Centres, through Massive Open Online
announcement on scheme was made at a day-long national conference of State
Ministers on “Skilling with quality” which saw more than 80% of the States
making their representations. The conference emphasised on the need for
strengthening institutional mechanisms for skill development at the State level
and bringing in a more robust framework ensuring quality output, outcome and
impact on the youth of our country.
conference explained Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship’s
(MSDE) efforts in ensuring alignment to common norms, district level
committees, best practices, special projects, disadvantage groups and a robust
model for monitoring and validation and emphasised the needs for States to come
forward and handhold districts in making all skill initiatives a success at the
communicated that it has plans to disburse around INR 7000 crore to states to
help align them with the centre’s skill development agenda and work in
conjunction with them to ensure a robust ecosystem.
the Conference, Secretary MSDE Shri Rohit Nandan, said, Skills have to
maintain a certain baseline standard and we should not get caught in the
numbers. Skills cannot be compromised at any cost and States should partner
with the Centre to verify and grade ITIs and Training Partners so that quality
and standards can be maintained. The Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) will work
closely with the local authorities and industries towards job aggregation.
Those who perform well will be incentivised while those who do not perform will
have to exit.
conference also saw Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, unveil the guidelines for State
Engagement under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 2.0 (2016-2020) in the
presence of State Ministers. The guidelines provide a framework for the State
Government’s role and processes, the funding support and the scheme’s
implementation and monitoring mechanism. MSDE has allocated around 3000 crore
of 25% from the funds earmarked for the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana
(PMKVY) to the States, to achieve its target of training 10 million people over
also unveiled the Lab Guidelines towards standardisation of lab equipment
across skill development training centres in India at the conference. These
guidelines specify the number of job roles that can be done in a lab, standard
lab layout, and available brands of equipment which should be used. These
guidelines will pave a pathway in increasing the employability of trained
candidates across States ensuring industry standards.
on the importance of being self-sustainable, MSDE announced the
institutionalisation of National Entrepreneurship awards for first generation
achievers below 30 years, for the very first time. The Entrepreneurship Awards
are proposed to be given on 16 January 2017. The young entrepreneur will be
awarded in various sectors contributing to the economy of our country. Equal
emphasis has been given to recognize the meaningful contribution of ecosystem
builders in this award process. Equal focus has been given to recognize young
people from socially disadvantaged groups.
believe that this initiative will motivate first generation entrepreneurs to
improve and excel in their entrepreneurial pursuits, and inspire those who are
a part of the country’s entrepreneurship ecosystem to excel even further,” said
Secretary Shri Rohit Nandan.
like Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh participating in the
conference lauded the Centre’s endeavour to bring about convergence across
regions and also shared their best practices on Quality Assurance for others to
follow. States stated that the quality has to be engrained into the system
right at the planning level and also ensured that the skilled workforce will be
used for infrastructure and other developments within the region. State
Minister from Uttar Pradesh also shared how there skilled workforce is being
given international exposure by sending them abroad for training courses in
skills like perfumery.
Ministry also emphasised on increasing engagement with apprentices under the
“National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme” under which the Government of India
will share 25% of prescribed stipend subject to a maximum of Rs. 1500 per month
per apprentice with the employers. In addition, Government will also support
basic training, which is an essential component of apprenticeship training. It
was advised that States may create a State Apprenticeship Cell and encourage
engagement of apprentices to the maximum of 10% of total strength of private
establishments and State Public Sectors.