Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

Consider the following statements with respect to Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY):

1. It intends to recognize the knowledge acquired and skills equipped by the participants through certification.

2. Persons from both organized and unorganized sectors can join the scheme.

3. It is being implemented by National Skill Development Corporation.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Ans: D

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). It is a flagship programme that intends to recognize the knowledge acquired and skills equipped by the participants by certification. Apart from this 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. The scheme is being implemented by National Skill Development Corporation. Hence, statements 1 and 3 are correct.

This Scheme is applicable to any candidate of Indian nationality who is an unemployed youth or, school/college dropouts, possesses an Aadhaar card and a bank account. It also included those who are in the organized and unorganized sectors. Hence, statement 2 is correct.