Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana Current Affairs
India’s first Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) for Skilling in Smart Cities was inaugurated at Mandir Marg, New Delhi. It has been set up Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) in collaboration with New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana is flagship scheme of MSDE to enable large number of youth to take up industry relevant skill training to make them employable. Under it, the newly inaugurated NDMC-PMKK Centre for Skilling in Smart leverages NDMC infrastructure for skilling initiatives.
The PMKK Centre for Smart Cities will provide skill training for unemployed youth through its short-term training (STT) module and contribute to capacity building of municipal employees through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program.
It has exemplary heritage building of approximately 30,000 sq ft with a capacity of skilling 4,000 youth annually. It will be catering needs of healthcare and solar energy sectors and will be managed by one of NSDC’s affiliated training partners – Orion Edutech.
It also affirms synergies with Union Government’s flagship programs. It underscore commitment of Union Ministry of Urban Affairs & Housing (MUHA) and Union Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to support skilling in smart cities.
The Delhi Police has launched YUVA – a skill development programme under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). It was inaugurated by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
The ‘YUVA’ initiative aims to connect with youth by upgrading their skill as per their competencies. It will help youths to get gainful employment under PMKVY. It will also play important role in building up confidence and faith of youths in police organization.
For implementing YUVA initiative, Delhi Police has tied up with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to provide mass job linked skill training for selected youth. NSDC role will of providing skill training to youth under PMKVY and CII will provide job linked training through its Sector Skill Councils which are connected to industry to provide job guarantee.
The youth in age group of 17-25 years were selected by Delhi Police for this training based on detailed exercise conducted in all 13 districts under its jurisdiction. These youths belong to categories such as school dropouts, victims of crimes, Juvenile offenders and families in dire state mostly from the underprivileged colonies. So far, 2,269 candidates were selected to be trained by 36 training partners in 45 skills. 32 police station buildings of Delhi Police have been identified where Skill Development Centres would be opened at the earliest.
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)
PMKVY is flagship Skill Certification Scheme of Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) launched in July 2015. Its objective 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.
Under this Scheme, individuals with prior learning experience or skills are also assessed and certified under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Government will pay complete training and assessment fees. The training includes soft skills, personal grooming, behavioural change.
It is implemented through the national skill development corporation (NSDC). Skill training is based on the national skill qualification framework (NSQF) and industry led standards.