“During 2015-16 itself, there is a target to provide skill training to about 120 lakh youth in the country by the central government. While, 60% of the skill training would be done through the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, the balance would be done through 20 other Ministries/Department of the Government of India,” Ministry of Skills Development & Entrepreneurship said in a statement.
The target includes 24 lakh youth to be trained/certified under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY).
The Government has recently approved ‘common norms’ for skill training, where skill training course has been defined to be of minimum duration of 200 hours for fresh training and at least 80 hours for skill upgradation. It has been introduced with a view to ensure basic minimum standards for skill training.
“The target for skill training would be revisited and fresh targets for different Ministries/Department for the year 2015-16 would be notified shortly,” the ministry added.