The Prime Minister also unveiled the new National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015 and rolled out all-India flagship scheme, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY).
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy said, “The National Mission will converge, coordinate, implement and monitor skilling activities across India.”
The minister said that Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), the demand-driven and reward-based skill training scheme will incentivise skill training, by providing financial rewards to candidates who successfully complete approved skill training programmes. PMKVY will skill 24 lakh youth, across India, over the next one year.
The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) also launched the Skill India Campaign on the occasion. “The Skill India Campaign is an important milestone towards achieving the objective of skilling with Speed, Scale and Standards accross the country. This event would bring together key stakeholders including Central Ministries/Departments, State Governments, leading Industry Bodies, and trainees,” Rudy said.
MSDE has initiated a range of cross-sectoral partnerships, across Ministries and Departments to scale up skill training efforts.
A ‘Skill Loan’ initiative was also launched by the ministry.