Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 2.0 (PMKVY 2.0) 2016-20: A Scheme to Empower the Indian Youth with Industry-Relevant Skills

India is one of the youngest nations in the world with more than 62% of its population in the working age group (15-59 years) and around 54% below 25 years of age. To harness this demographic dividend, India needs to equip its workforce with employable skills and knowledge that can help them secure a better livelihood. However, according to a report by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), only 4.69% of the total workforce in India has undergone formal skill training as compared to 68% in the UK, 75% in Germany, 52% in the USA, 80% in Japan and 96% in South Korea. This indicates a huge skill gap and a need for a large-scale skill development initiative in the country.

To address this challenge, the Government of India launched the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) in 2015 as the flagship scheme of the MSDE. The objective of this scheme is to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood. The scheme also aims to align the skill training with the national standards and create a registry of skilled personnel.

After the successful implementation of the pilot phase of PMKVY (2015-16), where 19.85 lakh candidates were trained, PMKVY 2.0 was launched in 2016 with an aim to scale up both in terms of sectors and geographies and by greater alignment with other missions of the Government of India like Make in India, Digital India, Swachh Bharat, etc. PMKVY 2.0 has two components: Centrally Sponsored Centrally Managed (CSCM) and Centrally Sponsored State Managed (CSSM). Under CSCM, NSDC is responsible for implementing the scheme through its training partners and Sector Skill Councils (SSCs). Under CSSM, State Skill Development Missions (SSDMs) are responsible for implementing the scheme through various stakeholders at the state level.

Key Features of PMKVY 2.0

Some of the key features of PMKVY 2.0 are as follows:

  • The scheme covers more than 40 sectors and over 200 job roles that have been identified by the SSCs as per the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF).
  • The scheme provides short-term training (STT) to school/college dropouts or unemployed youth and recognition of prior learning (RPL) to those who have prior learning experience or skills but lack formal certification.
  • The scheme also provides special projects for creating a platform for training in special areas and premises of government bodies, corporates or industry bodies.
  • The scheme also provides Kaushal and Rozgar Mela for creating awareness and mobilization of candidates and facilitating placements.
  • The scheme also provides placement assistance to trained candidates through various initiatives like placement cells, job fairs, etc.
  • The scheme also provides continuous monitoring and evaluation of training centres and candidates through biometric attendance system, CCTV cameras, online assessments, etc.
  • The scheme also provides post-placement support to candidates who are placed for a minimum duration of three months.
  • The scheme also provides social and community mobilization through various platforms like Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras (PMKKs), National Career Service Portal, etc.
  • The scheme also provides financial support to candidates through direct benefit transfer (DBT) for training fee, assessment fee, boarding and lodging expenses, etc.
  • The scheme also provides incentives to training partners and SSCs for achieving targets and maintaining quality standards.

Benefits of PMKVY 2.0

Some of the benefits of PMKVY 2.0 are as follows:

  • The scheme helps in creating a skilled workforce that can meet the demand of various sectors and industries in India and abroad.
  • The scheme helps in enhancing the employability and income potential of the youth by providing them with industry-relevant skills and certification.
  • The scheme helps in reducing the skill gap and unemployment rate in the country by providing opportunities for skill development and placement.
  • The scheme helps in promoting social inclusion and gender parity by providing equal access to skill training for all sections of society, especially women, SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EWS candidates.
  • The scheme helps in fostering a culture of skill development and entrepreneurship among the youth by providing them with exposure to various sectors and job roles.
  • The scheme helps in contributing to the economic growth and development of the country by creating a productive and competitive workforce.

How to Apply for PMKVY 2.0

The candidates who are interested and eligible for PMKVY 2.0 can apply for the scheme through the following steps:

  • Visit the official website of PMKVY 3 and click on the link “Find a Training Centre”.
  • Search for a training centre near your location by entering your state, district, sector, job role, etc.
  • Select a training centre of your choice and contact them for enrolment.
  • Fill up the online application form with your personal, educational and professional details and upload your scanned photograph, signature and documents.
  • Pay the online application fee (if applicable) through debit card, credit card, net banking, etc.
  • Submit your application form and take a printout of it for future reference.
  • Attend the counselling session at the training centre and get your biometric verification done.
  • Join the training programme as per the schedule and complete the course successfully.
  • Appear for the online assessment conducted by the SSC and get your skill certificate.
  • Register for placement assistance through the training centre or the PMKVY portal and get placed in a suitable job.

Important Links

Here are some important links related to PMKVY 2.0:

For more details kindly refer to http://pmkvyofficial.org/.

Guidelines & Manuals

Serial No.TitleDownload/Link
1Circular for States/UTs under State Engagement Component of PMKVY (2016-20)pdfDownload
2Operations Manual for PMKVY (2016-20) – Centrally Sponsored State Managed ComponentpdfDownload
3Guidelines for State Engagement under PMKVY (2016-2020)pdfDownload
4PMKVY Guidelines (2016-2020)pdfDownload
5Guidelines for Accreditation, Affiliation & Continuous Monitoring of Training Centres for the Skills EcosystempdfDownload
6PMKVY Branding and Communication GuidelinespdfDownload
7Corrigendum: Guidelines for State Engagement under PMKVY 2.0 (2016-20)pdfDownload
8Ministry’s order on Service Level Agreement (SLA)/Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) w.r.t PMKVY (2016-20)pdfDownload
9Corrigendum: Operation Manual for State Engagement Component of PMKVY (2016-20)pdfDownload
10Service Level Agreement/Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)pdfDownload
11SOP – Assessment and CertificationpdfDownload
12Circular for States/UTs under State Engagement Component of PMKVY (2016-20)pdfDownload
13Corrigendum: Increasing the capping of targets under CAT-4 from 20% to 40% for PMKVY – Centrally Sponsored State Managed ComponentpdfDownload
14OM regarding mandatory compliance of AEBAS under CSSM component of PMKVY and Standard Operating ProcedurepdfDownload
15Enable and strengthen skill development activities under PMKVY – CSSM component in aspirational districtspdfDownload
16Utilisation of funds released for implementation of PMKVY 2016-20pdfDownload
17Clarification regarding Direct Benefit Transfer under CSSM component of PMKVY 2016-20pdfDownload
18Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Short Term Training by Academic and Industry Institutions under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 2016-2020 (Pilot Phase)pdfDownload
19Guidelines for State Skill Development Mission/ State Govt. to function as Inspection Agency on SMART for Centre Accreditation and AffiliationpdfDownload
20Skill Saathi Counselling Scheme Guidelines 2018-19pdfDownload
21Amendments/ Revision in Guidelines for State Engagement under PMKVY (2016-20) (CSSM-PMKVY)pdfDownload
22Amendments/ Revision in the Operation Manual of PMKVY (2016-20) (CSSM-PMKVY)pdfDownload
23Roll out of CSSM-PMKVY (2016-20) on PFMSpdfDownload
24Utilisation of Funds by SSDMS of States/ UTs under the CSSM component of PMKVY 2016-20pdfDownload
25In-principle approval for extension of provision of Boarding & Lodging, and Transportation cost for 50% of the enrolled candidates to all the North-East States, all PMKKs, Jammu & Kashmir (except 4 districts), Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand under PMKVY 2016-20 (both the CSCM and CSSM component) till 31st March, 2020pdfDownload
26Rationalisation of Financial Target and Corresponding Physical Target in-princpally approved for States/UTspdfDownload
27Linking of CSSM component of PMKVY 2016-20 with AEBAS attendancepdfDownload
28Requests from States for clarification on Cost Break-up under CSSM component of PMKVY 2016-20pdfDownload
29BAS (Biometric Attendance Services) under CSSM component of PMKVY (2016-20) to be payablepdfDownload
30Special Projects under CSSM component of PMKVY 2016-20pdfDownload
31In-principle approval of applicability of Common Norms for Skill Development Schemes Third Amendment, 2019 – revision in base cost in PMKVY 2016-2020pdfDownload
32Rationalisation of financial targets approved in-principle for States/ UTs, 3% fund under ‘Awareness and Mobilization Cost’ under CSSM component of PMKVY 2016-20 and opening up of the PMKVY 2016-20 scheme (only Cat-2 of CSSM component) for more relevant NSQF aligned non SSC coursespdfDownload
33Handbooks and Induction Kits under CSSM component of PMKVY 2016-20pdfDownload
34Revised action plan for FY 2019-20 under the CSSM component of PMKVY 2016-20pdfDownload
35In-principle approval on the list of 384 job roles under CSSM component of PMKVY 2016-20pdfDownload
36In-principle approval of last date of enrollment of candidates under PMKVY 2016-20pdfDownload
37On-line request for suggestions for minimizing the Regulatory CompliancespdfDownload
38Pending assessments under Central Component of PMKVY 2.0pdfDownload
39Financial closure of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY 2.0) (2016-20)- Submission of pending committed liability alongwith Utilisation Certificates (UCs) for the release of funds under PMKVY 2.0pdfDownload

Sanction Order Under  State – Engagement Component of PMKVY (2016-20)

Serial No.TitleDownload/Link
1Andaman and Nicobar IslandspdfDownload
2Andhra PradeshpdfDownload
3Arunachal PradeshpdfDownload
4AssampdfDownload
5BiharpdfDownload
6ChandigarhpdfDownload
7ChhattisgarhpdfDownload
8Dadra and Nagar HavelipdfDownload
9Daman and DiupdfDownload
10DelhipdfDownload
11GoapdfDownload
12GujaratpdfDownload
13HaryanapdfDownload
14Himachal PradeshpdfDownload
15Jammu & KashmirpdfDownload
16JharkhandpdfDownload
17KarnatakapdfDownload
18KeralapdfDownload
19LakshadweeppdfDownload
20Madhya PradeshpdfDownload
21MaharashtrapdfDownload
22ManipurpdfDownload
23MeghalayapdfDownload
24MizorampdfDownload
25NagalandpdfDownload
26OdishapdfDownload
27PuducherrypdfDownload
28PunjabpdfDownload
29RajasthanpdfDownload
30SikkimpdfDownload
31Tamil NadupdfDownload
32TelanganapdfDownload
33TripurapdfDownload
34UttarakhandpdfDownload
35Uttar PradeshpdfDownload
36West BengalpdfDownload

Conclusion

PMKVY 2.0 is a visionary scheme of the Government of India that aims to empower the Indian youth with industry-relevant skills and certification. The scheme provides various benefits to the candidates such as free skill training, placement assistance, financial support, etc. The scheme also provides incentives to the training partners and SSCs for achieving targets and maintaining quality standards. The scheme has trained more than 1.2 crore candidates till date and has created a positive impact on their lives. If you are looking for a skill development opportunity that can help you in securing a better livelihood, then you should apply for PMKVY 2.0 today. We wish you all the best for your career!