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Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0 ) is a modified and improved version of PMKVY 2015-2016. It is the flagship outcome – based Skill Training Scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). This Skill Certification Scheme aims to enable and mobilize a large number of Indian youth to take up skill training and become employable and earn their livelihood.

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0: About Scheme

  • This is the flagship scheme for youth skill training Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0  that will be executed by the new Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship via the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). During the 2020-2022 term, the scheme will cover 7 million+  youth.
  • Under this Scheme, Training and Assessment fees are completely paid by the Government.
  • Skill training would be conducted in accordance with the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) and industry-led standards.

Beneficiaries Eligible: Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0 

In accordance with the scheme’s aims, the scheme is open to any Indian national who:
  • an unemployed youth, college / school dropout
  • Has a verifiable identity proof – Aadhaar / Voter id  and a bank account.

Funds allocation: Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0 

An allocation of Rs. 12,000 crores has been made for the period 2016 – 2020.

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0: Registration

Key components: Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0 

1. Short Term Training

Candidates of Indian nationality who are either school/college dropouts or unemployed are expected to benefit from the Short Term Training provided at Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0  Training Centres (TCs). In addition to delivering training in accordance with the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF), TCs must also provide training in Soft Skills, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, and Digital Literacy. The training duration varies by job role and ranges between 150 and 300 hours.
Training Partners will assist candidates with placement after they have successfully completed their assessment (TPs). The government pays the complete training and assessment fees under PMKVY. Payouts must be made to TPs in accordance with the Common Norms. Trainings provided under the Scheme’s Short Term Training component must be NSQF Level 5 or lower.

2. Recognition of Prior Learning

Individuals with prior learning experience or skills will be evaluated and certified under the Scheme’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) component. RPL attempts to align the competencies of the country’s unregulated workforce with the NSQF. Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs), such as Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) or any other agencies authorised by MSDE/NSDC, will be encouraged to carry out RPL projects in any of the three Project Types (RPL Camps, RPL at Employers Premises and RPL centres). Bridge Courses may be offered by PIAs to RPL candidates to fill knowledge gaps.

3. Special Projects

The Special Projects component of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0 envisions the development of a platform to facilitate trainings in special areas and/or premises of Government bodies, Corporates, or Industry bodies, as well as trainings in special job roles not defined by the available Qualification Packs (QPs)/National Occupational Standards (NOSs). Special Projects are projects that necessitate a modification from the terms and conditions of PMKVY Short Term Training for any stakeholder. A proposing stakeholder can be either the Central and State Government(s)/Autonomous Entity/Statutory Body or any other analogous body or corporates that wish to provide applicants with training.

4. Kaushal and Rozgar Mela

Social and community mobilisation is key to PMKVY’s success. Active community participation guarantees openness and accountability, and it aids in harnessing the community’s collective expertise for better functioning. In accordance with this, PMKVY places a premium on involving target beneficiaries through a well-defined mobilisation process. Every six months, TPs must have Kaushal and Rozgar Melas with press/media coverage; they must also actively participate in National Career Service Melas and on-ground activities.

5. Placement Guidelines

PMKVY intends to connect the aptitude, aspiration, and knowledge of the skilled workforce it generates with market employment opportunities and demands. As a result, the PMKVY TCs must make every effort to give placement possibilities to individuals who have been trained and certified under the Scheme. TPs must also encourage the growth of entrepreneurship.

6. Monitoring Guidelines

To guarantee that PMKVY TCs maintain high quality standards, NSDC and empaneled Inspection Agencies shall employ a variety of approaches, including self-audit reporting, call validations, surprise visits, and monitoring via the Skills Development Management System (SDMS). These approaches will be improved by incorporating cutting-edge technology.

Implementation: Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0 

  • The scheme would be implemented through National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
  • In addition, Central / State Government affiliated training providers would also be used for training under the scheme.
  • All training providers will have to register on the SMART portal before being eligible for participating under this scheme.
  • Training would include soft skills, personal grooming, behavioral change for cleanliness, good work ethics.
  • Sector Skill Councils and the State Governments would closely monitor skill training that will happen under PMKVY.


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