Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The objective of this Skill Certification 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. Individuals with prior learning experience or skills will also be assessed and certified under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

The major objective of Special Projects under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is to encourage trainings to vulnerable and marginalized groups of society in types, locations, formats, institutional settings, or premises of government bodies, corporates and industry bodies that may deviate from the existing course of training type, implementation and mechanism, as specified under the Short Term Training component under PMKVY. The objective of the Special Projects is to create innovative, critical, creative and practical projects that have the potential to impact various marginalized, vulnerable, socially disadvantaged, hidden and hard-to-reach population of the society through placement-linked and entrepreneurial skill development trainings. These projects call for participation of each of the stakeholders for a time-bound training and capacity building programmes to prepare the marginalized sections of the society to be able to contribute in the mainstream economy of the Country.

The PMKVY scheme is applicable to any candidate of Indian nationality with the following conditions:
1. The candidate must possess an Aadhaar Card and have an active bank account.
2. A verifiable alternative ID proof to Aadhaar Card, such as PAN or Voter ID, is applicable only for the states of North-East Region and J&K (additional IDs may be added from time to time).
3. Amendments to acceptable ID proofs may be made time and again, as required. The same shall be communicated to the SPIAs accordingly.
4. The candidate must fulfil any other criteria, as defined by the Sector Skill Councils (SSC) for the respective job roles
5. Preference may be given to unemployed, school/college dropouts, and/or persons belonging to marginalized social groups, women, persons with disability, and those belonging to the BPL category.
6. In case of corporates or factory premises, candidates cannot be their own employees or daily wagers. Regular or contractual staff will not be considered as candidates for training under Special Projects.

Curriculum and Standards
1. SPIAs need to follow the course curriculum as prescribed by the concerned SSC for the job role.
2. SPIAs shall clearly specify the total duration of training in terms of number of hours among other details, as per the requirements mentioned in the PAF.
3. In case the SPIA proposes self-employment as placement of trained candidates, it is required to submit acknowledgement letter from the concerned SSC, justifying the same for the proposed job role.
4. The concerned SSC shall assist and guide the SPIAs in the proposal building activity. The SSC shall also provide an approval letter to provide its consent.
5. The SSC shall undertake development of QP for a new job role and align it with NSQF, develop model content, trainee handbooks, and list of required equipment on case to case basis. The same shall include review and validation of the proposed course content, fixation of adequate training duration (in terms of total hours and number of hours per day) and training expenses. Timelines defined in Section 2.2 are must be adhered to.
6. The SSC shall also indicate the type and number of equipment and/or training material required for new job roles.
7. The SSC shall define the common norms category of the new job roles.