Approved for another four years (2016-2020) to benefit 10 million youth
Allocated Budget 12,000 Crores
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 Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (DISHA) or National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) Scheme has been formulated to impart IT training to 52.5 lakh persons, including Anganwadi and ASHA workers and authorised ration dealers in all the States/UTs across the country so that the non-IT literate citizens are trained to become IT literate so as to enable them to actively and effectively participate in the democratic and developmental process and also enhance their livelihood.
Altogether 52.5 lakh persons, including Anganwadi and ASHA workers and authorised ration dealers will be trained under the programme in two phases. In the first phase, 10 lakh beneficiaries will be trained under the scheme. Nine lakh beneficiaries will be eligible for training fee support from the government. The rest 100,000 beneficiaries will be trained by the industry and civil society partners.
The Common Services Center Scheme (CSC)
The Common Services Center Scheme is a part of the ambitious National e-Governance Plan (NeGP). The Scheme envisages the setting up of 100,000+ IT-enabled access points to be implemented in a Public-Private Partnership (PPP). The Common Service Centers (CSCs) have been positioned as front end delivery outlets for delivery of Government as well as Private Sector services.
The CSC Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV)
Under the CSC Scheme, a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) has been formed, so that the Government can progressively migrate to an e-Governance platform and enable services through the CSC network. The CSC SPV which is named as ‘CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd’ has been incorporated under the Companies Act 1956 on 16th July, 2009. The primary role of the CSC SPV is to monitor the CSC Scheme and its outcomes on behalf of the Government at the National and State levels. In brief, key roles would include:
– Ensuring systemic viability and sustainability of the CSC Scheme
– Monitoring the outcomes being achieved by the CSCs
– Enabling delivery of G2C and B2C services via the CSCs
– Providing a standardized framework for collaborative decision making
– Catalysing and maintaining content aggregation on an on-going basis
– Building stakeholder capacity and best practices sharing
All individuals need the right tools and work environment to effectively perform their jobs. Similarly, Persons with Disabilities (PwD) also need training, workplace adjustments - or accommodation - to maximize their productivity.
In the Indian context, training of PwD has traditionally formed a socially excluded minority. The problems associated with social exclusion are many and complex. The resolution of these problems is challenging and requires imaginative and multifaceted actions; both access and outcome is possible by removing barriers to social inclusion. In addition to allowing for positive action measures, mainstreaming must also recognize the diversity between PwD, and the need for an individualized approach to meet their vocational training needs.
The Skill Council for Persons with Disability (SCPwD), since its inception in October 2015, has been working on mobilizing training partners towards fulfilling the skill initiative of PwD under the PMKVY (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal VikasYojna meaning Prime Minister’s Skill Development Plan).
About ESDM Scheme
Under the aegis of ‘Digital India’ programme launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister and estimation of growth in employment in Electronics industry, DeitY has approved a Scheme for “Skill Development in Electronic System Design Manufacturing (ESDM) sector for Digital India” on 09.12.2014 to cover all the States/UTs of the country in order to facilitate creation of an eco-system for development of ESDM sector.
This scheme facilitates skill development in ESDM sector focusing on students/unemployed youth at 9-10th standard onwards, ITI, Diploma, Non-engineering graduates, etc. to increase their employability to work in ‘Manufacturing’ and ‘Service support’ functions. NIELIT-PMU is managing and supporting DeitY in implementation and monitoring of the scheme in identified States/UTs including fund processing to KIAs and TPs. DeitY has also developed a portal https://esdm-skill.deity.gov.in to monitor development of training under ESDM. TSSC, ESSCI and NIELIT are Key Implementing Agency (KIA) for this scheme and their registered Training Partners (TPs) finally gives training to end beneficiaries (candidates). 73 courses had been proposed by DeitY, basically from Electronics, Telecommunication and IT sectors. This scheme also facilitates to give employment to passed candidates through TPs.
Digital India is a campaign launched by the Government of India to ensure that Government services are made available to citizens electronically by improving online infrastructure and by increasing Internet connectivity or by making the country digitally empowered in the field of technology.
It was launched on 1 July 2015 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The initiative includes plans to connect rural areas with high-speed internet networks. Digital India consists of three core components. These include:
- The creation of digital infrastructure
- Delivery of services digitally
- Digital literacy
- Digital India was launched by the Prime Minister of India Shri. Narendra Modi on 1 July 2015 - with an objective of connecting rural areas with high-speed Internet networks and improving digital literacy. The vision of Digital India programme is inclusive growth in areas of electronic services, products, manufacturing and job opportunities etc. and it is centred on three key areas – Digital Infrastructure as a Utility to Every Citizen, Governance & Services on Demand and Digital Empowerment of Citizens.
About Common Services Centres Scheme
Common Services Centers (CSCs) are a strategic cornerstone of the Digital India programme. They are the access points for delivery of various electronic services to villages in India, thereby contributing to a digitally and financially inclusive society.
CSCs enable the three vision areas of the Digital India programme:
CSCs are more than service delivery points in rural India. They are positioned as change agents, promoting rural entrepreneurship and building rural capacities and livelihoods. They are enablers of community participation and collective action for engendering social change through abottom- up approach with key focus on the rural citizen.
National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT),(erstwhile DOEACC Society), an Autonomous Scientific Society under the administrative control of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MoE&IT), Government of India, was set up to carry out Human Resource Development and related activities in the area of Information, Electronics & Communications Technology (IECT). NIELIT is engaged both in Formal & Non-Formal Education in the area of IECT besides development of industry oriented quality education and training programmes in the state-of-the-art areas. NIELIT has endeavoured to establish standards to be the country’s premier institution for Examination and Certification in the field of IECT. It is also one of the National Examination Body, which accredits institutes/organizations for conducting courses in IT in the non-formal sector.
At present, NIELIT has thirty five(35) offices located at Agartala, Aizawl, Ajmer, Aurangabad, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Chuchuyimlang, Churachandpur, Delhi, Gangtok, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jammu, Jorhat, Kohima, Kolkata, Kokrajhar, Leh, Lucknow, Lunglei, Pasighat, Patna, Ranchi, Ropar (Rupnagar City Centre), Senapati, Shillong, Shimla, Silchar, Srinagar, Srikakulam, Tezpur, Tura with its Head quarters at New Delhi. It is also well networked throughout India with the presence of about 800 institutes.
The National Skill Development Corporation, (NSDC) is a one of its kind, Public Private Partnership in India, under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. It aims to promote skill development by catalyzing creation of large, quality, for-profit vocational institutions.
NSDC provides funding to build scalable, for-profit vocational training initiatives. Its mandate is also to enable support systems such as quality assurance, information systems and train the trainer academies either directly or through partnerships. NSDC acts as a catalyst in skill development by providing funding to enterprises, companies and organisations that provide skill training. It will also develop appropriate models to enhance, support and coordinate private sector initiatives. The differentiated focus for the 21 sectors under NSDC’s purview and its understanding of their viability will make every sector attractive to private investment.
Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (M/o MSME) envisions vibrant MSMEs. We promote growth and development of the MSME Sector, including Khadi, Village and Coir Industries. This is done in cooperation with concerned Ministries/Departments, State Governments and other Stakeholders
Skill India is an initiative of the Government of India which has been launched to empower the youth of the country with skill sets which make them more employable and more productive in their work environment. Our National Skill Mission is chaired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi himself.
India is a country today with 65% of its youth in the working age group. If ever there is a way to reap this demographic advantage, it has to be through skill development of the youth so that they add not only to their personal growth, but to the country’s economic growth as well