The Central Government’s Skill India Mission is slowly but steadily being realised. More than 1.04 Crore youth have been trained under this programme in the year 2015-16, which is 36.8 percent higher than the previous year’s recorded data. This statement has been made by Rajiv Pratap Rudy, the Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge).
In the current arrangement, 60 percent of the trainings are directly under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship while 40 percent are across other Central Ministries.
The Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), launched on July 15, 2015 has witnessed more than 20 lakh people, being trained, of which 40 percent are women candidates.
The Minister said a slew of policy level changes have been introduced with the launch of National Skill Development Policy and Mission as well. Today there are more than 1500 courses that have been aligned to National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF).
Further, the Minister also stated that the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is aiming extensive modernisation of the existing ITI ecosystem and establishment of new ITIs and Multi Skill Training Institutes (MSTIs), so that more and more people get skills of recognised standards which will help them become more employable for the industries.