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MP leads the states with highest placement of skilled workers under PMKVY

Utkarsh Classes 05-08-2023
MP leads the states with highest placement of skilled workers under PMKVY Government Scheme 4 min read

According to a recent news report published in the The Economic Times, Madhya Pradesh , Haryana , Tamil Nadu, Bihar and West Bengal have emerged as top five states with highest placement of skilled workers trained under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY).

According to the news paper report since the launch of the PMKVY in 2015 

Madhya Pradesh provided jobs to 30.7% of its skill certified candidates followed by 

  • Haryana (29.6%), 

  • Tamil Nadu (27.6%),

  • Bihar (25.4%),and 

  • West Bengal (24.7%).

The placement figure in these states is higher than those of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan with the highest number of certified candidates.

The placement rate in Uttar Pradesh was 21.2%, Rajasthan 8.3% and in Maharashtra it was 8.3%

Top 10 states in training youth under PMKVY since 2015

  1. Uttar Pradesh-  19 lakhs 

  2. Maharashtra -12 lakhs 

  3. Rajasthan- 10.9 lakhs 

  4. Madhya Pradesh- 90 lakhs  

  5. Tamil Nadu- 7.5 lakhs 

  6. Assam - 7.2 lakhs 

  7. Haryana - 6.5 lakhs 

  8. Bihar - 6.3 lakhs 

  9. West Bengal - 5.8 lakhs 

  10. Odisha - 5.5 lakhs

These 10 states constitute 58.9% or 7.3 million  of total youth certified under PMKVY and 63. 2% or 1.54 million placed out of the total placement of 2.43 million in over eight years since the start of the scheme .

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is the flagship scheme of the Union  Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

It was launched on 15th July 2015. 

The PMKVY is being  implemented by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). The objective of this Skill Certification scheme is to enable Indian youth to take up industry relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood.

Under the PMKVY both Short term and Prior learning training are imparted to the youth .

Short Term Training 

Indian citizens  who are  either school/college dropouts or unemployed are provided training  in soft skills, entrepreneurship, financial and digital literacy as per the  National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF). Upon successful completion of assessment, candidates are provided placement assistance.

Recognition of Prior Learning 

It refers to an assessment process used to evaluate a person's existing skill sets, knowledge and experience gained either by formal, non-formal or informal learning.  The objective is to train the person as per the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF).

Union Minister for Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship : Dharmendra Pradhan

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