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.
PMKVY is an ambitious skill training scheme of the NDA government. Under the PMKVY, the Central Government provides skill training courses in different industrial verticals through authorized training centers. Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana at present offers courses in different industry verticals through 34 Skill Councils. At present there are 221 job roles available with 34 skill councils. Under the PMKVY, the central Government also provides financial reward to the candidates who are successfully trained, certifies and assessed.