Development and Training is what we’re all about
With Indian economy growing in scale with various enabling policies and programmes being put in place, the need for skilled workers in different sectors was a consequential requirement. Realizing the emerging need, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) was established in 2014 with an overall objective to promote skilling and entrepreneurship development in India.
1.1 Journey of PMKVY
1.1.1. In 2015, MSDE launched its flagship scheme, PMKVY to encourage and promote skill development in the country by providing free short duration skill training and incentivizing youths for skill certification.
1.1.2. After successful implementation of PMKVY between 2015 and 2016 and learnings emerging, the second version of PMKVY was launched in 2016 as PMKVY 2.0 which was implemented between 2016 and 2020. PMKVY 2.0 focussed on scaling up the intervention in terms of sectors covered, geographies and greater alignment with other missions/ programs of Government of India such as ‘Make in India’, ‘Digital India’ and ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’. To extend skilling initiatives to the migrant workers, a sub scheme viz. “Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan” was also implemented during the period.
1.1.3. Taking the skilling agenda forward intertwined with past learnings, PMKVY 3.0 was
launched and implemented between 2020 and 2022. PMKVY 3.0 was a demanddriven scheme with bottom-up approach and reflected a paradigm change in implementation of training, with adoption of more decentralized institutional mechanism including District Skill Committees for identifying local skilling demands.
a. Customised Crash Course Programme for COVID Warriors was launched in 2021 under PMKVY 3.0 to meet the deficit skilled COVID warriors and augmentation of available healthcare services
b. Skill Hub Initiative was also launched under PMKVY 3.0 with a focus on integration of vocational education with general education as envisioned in the
‘National Education Policy (NEP) 2020’ and as an expansion of skilling programmes in education ecosystem in consultation with Ministry of Education, and other Ministry/Departments through ‘Skill Hubs’.
Objectives of PMKVY 4.0
PMKVY 4.0 will be implemented between 2022-26 with a strong emphasis on
making the programme candidate centric by creating an enabling ecosystem to meet the aspirations and emerging sectoral needs.
a. To promote an enabling ecosystem for youths to get skilled and choose a career path.
b. To create a platform for both demand and supply side by making the existing skilling eco-system more flexible, swift, and geared to meet the emerging demand.
c. To effectively meet the demand and supply through a process overhauling by promoting technology-driven ecosystem, innovative financing, and digitalization
Jharkhand Skill Development Mission Society (JSDMS) is the nodal agency for implementing, monitoring and coordinating the Skill Development & Entrepreneurship activities initiated by the Central Govt. and implemented by the State Govt. to leverage employability. JSDMS implements various skill development schemes in the State of Jharkhand for skilling of youth. It also acts as a catalyst in strengthening Skill Eco System of Jharkhand. Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has allocated the total STT target for Special Projects COVID Training (Centrally Sponsored State Managed Component - CSSM) under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0
About Jharkhand Skill Development Mission Society ("JSDMS")
Jharkhand Skill Development Mission Society ("JSDMS") was registered on 1 October, 2013 under the
Societies Registration Act, 1860 to function as an autonomous organization under Department of
Planning and Development, Government of Jharkhand. Through a Government of Jharkhand
notification dated 18 June, 2015, JSDMS was made an autonomous body under Department of Labour,
Employment, Training & Skill Development, Government of Jharkhand.
The primary objectives of JSDMS are:
Branch Name and Address:
Type Of Center
Dhara enterprises, Patpur, PWD road, Infront of bahragora govt. bus stand,Bahragora,Jharkhand Pin Code-832101
Namah shivay complex. Ranchi Patna road, Maharana pratap chowk, Ward no 7, Jhumari Talaiya,Koderma,Jharkhand Pin Code-825409
C/o jafar Eqbal G.T Road Amarpur,Rangdih more,Govindpur (Sindari),Jharkhand Pin Code-828109
At Puna mahto seva sansthan campus, At- Ladi Dumar, po- Jhagrahi, ps- Barora, katras Bagmara Rd. Dist- Dhanbad
Mega Skill Centers:
Mega Skill Center Project launched by Jharkhand Skill Development Mission Society (JSDMS) which aims at developing the State level agenda for skilling and implementing skill development programs in the state of Jharkhand.
The Mega Skill Centres are focused at providing a platform to the people who have not been able to complete their education, are unemployed or lack skills as per the market requirement. These Mega Skill Centres are state of the art training centres, spread in a vast area of 25000 Sqft. with classrooms, lunchrooms, recreational and hostel facilities. Strongly believing in the fact that practical knowledge is equally important, the centres have practical labs too. They are centrally located at the epicentre making it easy for people in and around the area to access the centre without much of effort. The smart classrooms and well-equipped computer labs ensure that the trainees get well versed with the changing technology.
The Mega Skill Centres focus on:
Saksham Jharkhand Kaushal Vikas Yojana (SJKVY)
The scheme will be implemented on pilot basis across the state of Jharkhand in the year 2015-16 that aims to provide quality skills training aligned with the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) and responsive to industry needs. The scheme aims at employment of 70% of successful trainees through placement-linked and self-employment mechanism. Payment terms and schedule shall be guided by the Common Norms notified by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship dated 15th July, 2015.
Following are the key elements of the scheme:
(i) Scheme Beneficiaries
(ii) Sectors and Trade covered under the scheme
(iii) Key Stakeholders
Following are the key stakeholders in regard to the scheme implementation process
(iv) Institutional Arrangement
The institutional arrangement for implementation of the pilot phase of the scheme is laid out below:
Role Of Mahendra Skills:
Launch of state-of-the-art Mega and SJKVY Skill Centers in different locations of Jharkhand for providing classroom training and residential facilities
Opening of these Mega Skill Centres has not only paved a golden path of skilling for the youth but, also given them confidence that by skilling, they can have a bright future, get employed and provide a sustainable livelihood to their family and the future generations. By associating with this project we have already taken a leap towards the transformation of India into the skill capital of the world which translates into the goals laid down by our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY)
Vision: Transform rural poor youth into an economically independent and globally relevant workforce
The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) announced the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) Antyodaya Diwas, on 25th September 2014. DDU-GKY is a part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), tasked with the dual objectives of adding diversity to the incomes of rural poor families and cater to the career aspirations of rural youth.
DDU-GKY is uniquely focused on rural youth between the ages of 15 and 35 years from poor families. As a part of the Skill India campaign, it plays an instrumental role in supporting the social and economic programs of the government like the Make In India, Digital India, Smart Cities and Start-Up India, Stand-Up India campaigns. Over 180 million or 69% of the country’s youth population between the ages of 18 and 34 years, live in its rural areas. Of these, the bottom of the pyramid youth from poor families with no or marginal employment number about 55 million.
The National Policy for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship 2015 has identified a skills gap of 109.73 million in 24 key sectors by the year 2022. This number cannot be achieved without addressing the BoP 55 million from rural India. Also, a FICCI and Ernst – Young study published in 2013 identified a shortage of over 47 million skilled workers across the globe by 2020.
DDU-GKY takes pride in its partners and their ability to add value. Innovation from partners is encouraged to build scale and capacity… its unique implementation structure involves partners, who are by nature, committed to changing lives and are experts in their areas, they form a part of the Skilling Ecosystem integrated by DDU-GKY. Partners are supported through investment, capacity building, strategies for retention, linkages to international placement and technology support for training purposes. DDU-GKY is present in 27 States and 04 UTs. Currently 1891 projects being implemented with 877 partners, in more than 616 trades from 37 industry sectors. Over 13.88 Lakh candidates have been trained and over 8.24 Lakh candidates have been placed in jobs as on 28th February, 2023.
DDUGKY Centre BKT Lucknow
GCRG College Parvatpur Chauraha Bakshi Ka Talab Lucknow
Total Duration (In hrs.)
Retail Sales Associate
Self Employed Tailor
Uttar Pradesh being the largest populated state in the country, the target for skill development for the 12th plan has been fixed at 8 million by Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Mission. More than 25 lakh youth enter the labour force every year in the state without proper skills. In addition, there is a backlog. The State Rural Livelihood mission is already engaged in enabling livelihood options to a large numbers through Self Employment and SHGs, irrespective of age and literacy levels.
Therefore, State Skill Development Mission would focus on providing wage employment linked skills and training to children who drop out of the education stream between class 5th and 12th, who number approximately 20 lakh per year, with more emphasis on youth who have qualified class 8th as they can be trained in many more sector thus enhancing their employability. All persons between the ages of 14 to 35, preferably 8th pass, who need skill development training to improve their earning capacities and level, shall be eligible for the skill development training. People who are 5th pass and above will also be considered for courses which have a lesser eligibility requirement. Skill development will also be extended to unskilled/semi-skilled workers seeking to enhance their skill levels.
The program shall target Women, SC/STs, and other marginalized sections of society. The specific provisions for different categories of people in schemes such as NRLM, MSDP, BOCW, BADP, SCA to SCSP etc. shall be adhered. The funds available under these schemes will not only be used for skill development but also for setting up infrastructure for trainings of these groups. Overall, the program shall have a target of 40% for women, 21% for SC/STs and 15% for minorities across all the trainings provided in the state through the Mission.
Recogonition of Prior Learning commonly known as RPL largely 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. RPL under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 2016-20 primarily has threefold objectives...
It aims to align the competencies of the un-regulated workforce of the country to the standardized National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF),
To enhance the employability opportunities of an individual as well as provide alternative routes to higher education and
To provide opportunities for reducing inequalities based on privileging certain forms of knowledge over others.
The proposing entity under RPL is referred to as the Project Implementing Agency (PIA). Additionally, individual entities may be on-boarded by the PIA for conduct for various on-ground activities such as mobilization (Mobilization Agency), counselling, pre-screening and orientation delivery (RPL Facilitator Organization). RPL extends to 2000+ job roles aligned to NSQF provided these are QRC and NSQC approved.