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The Union Cabinet had approved India’s largest Skill Certification Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), on 20 March, 2015.
The Scheme was subsequently launched on 15 July, 2015, on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day by Honorable Prime Minister, Shri
Narendra Modi. PMKVY is implemented by National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) under the guidance of the Ministry of Skill
Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). With a vision of a “Skilled India”, MSDE aims to skill India on a large scale with speed and high
standards. PMKVY is the flagship scheme that is driving towards greater realisation of this vision.
Owing to the its successful first year of implementation, the Union Cabinet has approved the Scheme for another four years (2016-2020) to
impart skilling to 10 million youth of the country. This booklet contains the various Guidelines under the Scheme that participating agenciesbr
need to abide by.
The Guidelines mentioned in this booklet have the approval of the PMKVY Steering Committee and are effective from 15 July, 2016. These
Guidelines include the following:
The Short Term Training 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 shall also impart training in Soft Skills, Entrepreneurship, Financial and Digital
Literacy. Duration of the training varies per job role, ranging between 150 and 300 hours. Upon successful completion of their assessment, candidates shall be provided placement
assistance by Training Partners (TPs). Under PMKVY, the entire training and assessment fees are paid by the Government. Payouts shall be provided to the TPs in alignment with the Common Norms. Trainings imparted under the Short Term Training component of the Scheme shall be NSQF Level 5 and below.
Individuals with prior learning experience or skills shall be assessed and certified under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) component of the Scheme. RPL aims to align the
competencies of the unregulated workforce of the country to the NSQF. Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs), such as Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) or any other agencies
designated by MSDE/NSDC, shall be incentivised to implement RPL projects in any of the three Project Types (RPL Camps, RPL at Employer’s Premises and RPL centres). To address knowledge gaps, PIAs
The Special Projects component of PMKVY envisages the creation of a platform that will facilitate trainings in special areas and/or premises of Government bodies, Corporates or
Industry bodies, and trainings in special job roles not defined under the available Qualification Packs (QPs)/National Occupational Standards (NOSs). Special Projects are projects
that require some deviation from the terms and conditions of Short Term Training under PMKVY for any stakeholder. A proposing stakeholder can be either Government Institutions of Central and State Government(s)/Autonomous Body/Statutory Body or any other equivalent body or corporates who desire to provide training to candidates.
Social and community mobilisation is extremely critical for the success of PMKVY. Active participation of the community ensures transparency and accountability, and helps in>
leveraging the cumulative knowledge of the community for better functioning. In line with this, PMKVY assigns special importance to the involvement of the target beneficiaries
through a defined mobilisation process. TPs shall conduct Kaushal and Rozgar Melas every six months with press/media coverage; they are also required to participate actively in
National Career Service melas and on- ground activities.
PMKVY envisages to link the aptitude, aspiration, and knowledge of the skilled workforce it creates with employment opportunities and demands in the market. Every effort thereby needs to be made by the PMKVY TCs to provide placement opportunities to candidates,
trained and certified under the Scheme. TPs shall also provide support to entrepreneurship
To ensure that high standards of quality are maintained by PMKVY TCs, NSDC and empaneled Inspection Agencies shall use various methodologies, such as self-audit reporting, callvalidations, surprise visits, and monitoring through the Skills Development
Management System (SDMS). These methodologies shall be enhanced with the engagement of latest technologies
Branding is an important aspect of communicating the Scheme accurately. All the TCs need to brand their centres and promotional activities in accordance with these Guidelines.
The TCs shall also promote activities conducted at their centres on various social media platforms. The Branding and Communications Guidelines of the Scheme shall be issued
seperately. The aforementioned Scheme Guidelines are a result of consultations and inputs received from a wide range of stakeholders and the lessons learnt during implementation of the on-going Scheme.
NSDC reserves the right to modify the Scheme Guidelines at any time. All updates shall be displayed on the PMKVY official website (www.pmkvyofficial.org). All stakeholders are
advised to regularly check the website for amendments, if any. For further clarification on the Scheme and its Guidelines, contact the PMKVY Project Management Unit (PMU) at