In order to advance PM Modi’s vision of making India the skills capital of the world, the skills development ministry will soon launch a detailed and ready-to-use road map for boosting skilling to another level. The ministry will hold a day-long meeting with representatives of all states and union territories, obtaining their views on furthering the skilling ecosystem in the country.
The ministry is expected to ask for inputs from states on important issues like apprenticeship training and long-term skilling, entrepreneurship, new version of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) in addition to SANKALP AND STRIVE, following which the scheme will be finalised.
Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood (SANKALP) is a result-oriented programme of the skills development ministry with a special emphasis on decentralised planning and quality improvement.
Skills training has been imparted to 6.9 million people since 2016 under the government’s flagship PMKVY. This scheme is being carried out with a goal of providing skilling to 10 million people under short-term training and recognition of prior learning for four years (2016-20) with a sum of Rs. 12,000 crore.
The government devotes nearly Rs. 15,000 crore on skilling through different schemes spread across 20 different ministries. States match the contributions taking the total to Rs. 30,000 crore annually and hence the focus on urging states to carry out skilling.