key OBJECTIVES of PMKVY scheme?
The objective of this Scheme is to encourage and promote Skill Development for the youth
throughout the country by aligning itself with the Common Norms guidelines. The scheme also
needs to be aligned to complement all other Missions of the Government, such as Make in India,
Digital India, Swachh Bharat, and Smart Cities. Specifically, the Scheme aims to:
Enable and mobilize a large number of youth to take up industry designed quality skill training,
become employable and earn their livelihood. Increase productivity of the existing workforce, and align skill training with the actual needs of the country.
Encourage standardisation of the Certification process and put in place the foundation for
creating a registry of skills.
Benefit 10 million youth over the period of four years (2016- 2020).
Assessments and Certifications?
Assessment Agencies (AAs) will be empaneled by the SSCs or the successor National Board for
Skill Certification (NBSC). Detailed assessment criteria will be finalized by the SSC and the same
will include assessor profile, technology enabled assessments, past performance of the AA and
other suitable criteria. Aadhaar number is mandatory for all the assessors and they will be required
to present a suitable ID (preferably Aadhaar card and an additional photo ID) at the time of
assessments. Video recordings of assessments will also be promoted. Relevant stakeholders,
including TP and SSC may be penalized at the rate of 1% of the training cost/assessment fee
(whichever is applicable) for every single day delay in assessments under PMKVY 2.0.
Support for Special Areas/Groups?
The TPs will receive additional payouts and grade points to promote trainings in special
areas/groups. Women candidates and PwDs will be provided conveyance allowance for nonresidential
trainings, in accordance with the Common Norms. There is also a provision for
allowances for boarding and lodging for residential trainings. All the allowances shall be transferred
only to the bank accounts of the TPs/candidates.
Enrollments, Training, and Curriculum?
Training would be imparted as per National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF). It is mandatory
for the candidates to have an Aadhaar ID during the enrollment process; the bank account details,
however can be uploaded later. The model curriculum and content for the respective Qualification
Packs (QPs), developed by SSCs and approved by NSDC, shall be used. The training hours will be
as per the Qualification File approved under NSQC. It is mandatory for the students to maintain
70% attendance to be eligible to appear in the assessments. As per the approved model curriculum
candidates would also undergo entrepreneurship, and financial and digital literacy modules during
SSCs are mandated to conduct Training of Trainers (ToT) for certification of trainers. System of
recording the trainees’ and trainers’ attendance through Biometric attendance system would be
made mandatory. All trainings shall be imparted by SSC approved trainers who have completed the
ToT programme. All candidates have to be provided the course curriculum booklet along with the
Mentorship and Placements?
TCs will be required to have mentorship-cum-placement cells. There is also a provision to provide
post placement support to candidates from special areas, women and PwDs. TPs are encouraged
to organize Placement/Rozgar Melas with support from the SSCs. Outcome of the skill trainings will
be as defined in the Common Norms. Placement is a critical objective in PMKVY. SSCs should
coordinate to develop better placement linkages, on-board corporates, and other local connects to
In line with the objectives stated above, this Scheme is applicable to any candidate of Indian
Is an unemployed youth or, school/college dropouts,
Possesses an Aadhaar card and a bank account
Has a verifiable alternate ID such as PAN or Voter ID (applicable only for the states of North-
East region and J&K - Additional IDs may be added from time to time)
Any other criteria, as defined by the SSCs for the respective job roles
College students should not be allowed or enrolled under PMKVY as the Scheme focuses on
school/college dropouts. Additionally, in case of corporates or factory premises, candidates cannot
be their own employees or daily wagers.
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