Funds released to NSDC for PMKVY, skill training scheme

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), a skill training scheme has started to enable and mobilize a large number of Indian youth to take up outcome based skill training and earn their livelihood. For that, PMKVY has an outlay of Rs.1500 crore targeting to train 14 lakh fresh entrants and certify 10 lakh people under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). PMKVY is being implemented by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). As on 30.11.2015, Rs. 435 crore have been released to NSDC for implementation of PMKVY and 5.32 lakh persons have been enrolled across the country said Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. He further said,  the financial and physical progress of the scheme is reviewed on a regular basis in the Ministry to ensure effective utilization of the funds and necessary corrective measures wherever required are taken. A portal has been dedicated to generate updated data relevant to training under PMKVY in public domain to help monitoring of the scheme. Moreover, to ensure quality of training under PMKVY, several measures including site visits, call validation, student feedback forms, and grievance portal are being taken.

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