New Delhi, 24 Feb 2016:– The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, a flagship scheme has been launched by the Government on 15th July, 2015 where in the trainees after their successful assessment and certification, get monetary reward through direct bank transfer to their account.
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, the scheme implemented through a Public Private Partnership entity, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), has the coverage across the Country. During the current financial year i.e. 2015-16, an amount of Rs. 435 crore has been released to the NSDC under the scheme. As on 22nd February, 2016, 12.50 lakh candidates have been enrolled in 9,314 training centres spread in 29 States and 6 Union Territories (UTs) including Punjab (candidates enrolled:- 45,544 and trained:- 31,221). Under the scheme, monetary reward of Rs. 6,54,62,500/- (in total) has been given to 7,174 candidates of Punjab. Out of candidates who successfully completed the skill training, 1205 candidates have already got employment.