RFP invited for upskilling through RPL under PMKVY 4.0

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) invites RFP proposals from the organizations which meet the eligibility for implementation of “PMKVY 4.0 (2023-24)-Upskilling (through RPL)” scheme to train candidates, as per the guidelines/norms specified, in courses aligned to National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) for the year 2023- 24 i.e. training programs should finish by 31 Mar 2024. It must be noted that candidates should already be experienced /working in the proposed job role and NSQF levels, and are only required to be upskilled/ reskilled and formally recognized for their skills.


Upskilling (through RPL), one of the three components of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 4.0 (2023-24) (“PMKVY 4.0 (2023-24)”), focuses mainly on individuals engaged in the unorganized sectors. It is a skill
certification component to enable a large number of Indian youths to take on industry-relevant skill certification which will help them to secure a better livelihood.

Upskilling (through RPL) seeks to actively contribute to existing skill development in India by establishing an outcome-driven implementation framework which evaluates and recognizes skills and knowledge acquired outside the classroom (informal learning or learning through work), helps people upskill / reskill (through total hours of training from 30-132 hours, including orientation), and acquire a formal qualification that matches their knowledge and skills, thereby contributes to improving their employability, lifelong learning, social inclusion, and self-esteem.

The objectives of Upskilling (through RPL) are primarily three-fold:

  1. To align the competencies of the pre-existing workforce of the country to the standardized National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF);
  2. To enhance the employability and / or entrepreneurial opportunities of individual; and
  3. To provide opportunities for reducing inequalities based on privileges of certain forms of knowledge over others.

Who can Apply?

  1. Industry organizations/Industry associations including MSME/International Placement/Training Organization
  2. Organizations which are engaged in development of community through skill development and have made significant contribution in income generation/enhancement, micro-entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, wage employment, and are nationally and internationally recognized.
  3. DPIIT registered Start-Ups

Revised date for submission: 11 December 2023