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). Under this Scheme, Training and Assessment fees are completely paid by the Government.
To address these challenges, Government has set up an ambitious target to train including up-skilling/re-skilling 400 million people by 2022. 18 ministries of Government of India are engaged in various targeted skill development and employment generation programs. National Skill Development Policy (NSDP) was first launched in 2009 and with the establishment of the new Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) a revised NSDP was launched in 2015. NSDP 2015 aims to meet the challenges of skilling at scale, speed and to standards (quality).