NEW DELHI -- The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that the government has set up National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) as a Public Private Partnership entity to promote private training providers to set up skill development centres across the Country.

 Private training providers are assisted financially in the form of loan to set up skill development centres across the Country. As on 31st January, 2016, there are 4,415 operational training centers, including 394 mobile centers across 28 States and 5 Union Territories. Further, this Ministry through NSDC has set up various Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) which are employer led body mandated to review the skill gap in their respective sectors and take steps for aligning the skill development with employer requirement in the sectors. The SSCs prescribe the National Occupational Standards (NOSs) and Qualification Packs (QPs) based on the requirement of the industry.

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha the Minister said, further, Government has launched the flagship scheme, ‘Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)’ on 15th July, 2015 to enable and mobilize a large number of youth to take up outcome based skill training and earn their livelihood.

 The scheme has the target to benefit 24 lakh persons with training of 14 lakh fresh entrants and certification of 10 lakh persons under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). 

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the Public Private Partnership (PPP) entity is the implementing agency for PMKVY. As on 22nd February, 2016, 12.50 lakh candidates have been enrolled for vocational training under different sectors in 9,314 training centres spread across the Country with coverage of 29 States and 6 Union Territories (UTs).

 The training partners are incentivized under the scheme for facilitating employment of youth trained in their centres under the scheme.

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