With the aim of equipping one crore people with skills, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is implementing a flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). Around 36.22 lakh candidates have been registered across the country as on Nov 2018.
According to the Ministry, 24.13 lakh have been trained under Short Term Training, 9.08 lakh under Recognition of Prior Learning and 0.72 lakh under Special Projects across the country in several sectors.
PMKVY 2016-20 scheme has provisions for placement tracking and the data is reported within 90 days of certification of trained candidates on the Skill Development Management System (SDMS).
According to data, employment has been considerably boosted and candidates have been placed in various sectors and industries under the scheme. The Ministry also encourages the creation of model and aspirational skill centres known as Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) in every district for teaching skill training. Training centres/ training providers are advised to arrange placement/rozgar melas every six month with the support of the Sector Skill Council.
Training Need required across 34 sectors/sub-sectors is projected to be 126.87 million for the years 2017-2022. Out of this, 38.87 million will be required for 14 broad manufacturing sectors/sub-sectors.