Implementation of Skill Development Training



Implementation of Skill Development Training
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that there are over 40 skill development schemes across various sectors implemented by over 18 Central Ministries/Departments to promote skilling of all people including youth in the Country. Funds under these schemes are provided by the concerned Ministries/Departments to the implementing agencies including States in accordance with the guidelines issued for the schemes.


In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today 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. It is a skill certification and reward scheme where in trainees after their successful assessment and certification, get monetary reward through direct bank transfer to their account. The scheme has a budget provision of Rs. 1500 crore with 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 in 9,314 training centres spread across the Country with coverage of 29 States and 6 Union Territories (UTs) including Uttar Pradesh (candidates enrolled:- 1,46,804 and trained:- 95,423). A total of Rs. 435 crore has already been released to NSDC in 2015-16 under the scheme.
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PMKVY Funds for Punjab
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.
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Modernization of ITIs

 

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that the Union Government is implementing following schemes for the purpose of upgrading the Government Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) all over the country:
i.          Upgradation of 400 ITIs through Vocational Training Improvement Project (VTIP) with World Bank Assistance.
ii.         Upgradation of 1396 Government ITIs through Public Private Partnership.
iii.        Enhancing Skill Development Infrastructure in         North Eastern States & Sikkim.

The number of Government ITIs covered scheme-wise is as below:
Upgradation of 400 ITIs through Vocational Training Improvement Project (VTIP) with World Bank Assistance
Upgradation of 1396 Government ITIs through Public Private Partnership
Enhancing Skill Development Infrastructure in North Eastern States & Sikkim
400 ITIs
1227 ITIs
·         20 ITIs under upgradation
·         28 ITIs under supplementing infrastructure deficiency

Details of funds released during the last three years and utilization by the recipient States/UTs is as below:

Fund released during the last three years and the current year and utilization
S.No
Scheme Name
Fund released, Rs. in Crore
Utilization, Rs. in Crore
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
Total
1
Upgradation of 400 ITIs through Vocational Training Improvement Project (VTIP) with World Bank Assistance
67.29
242.68
43.72
9.92
363.61
486.391)
2
Enhancing Skill Development Infrastructure in North Eastern States & Sikkim

16.71
5.36
6.61
0.00
28.68
28.68

Total
84.00
248.04
50.33
9.92
392.29
515.07
Under the Vocational Training Improvement Project, funds are allocated for the total Project period and funds are released in installments based on utilization of previous releases..

* Under the scheme of Upgradation of 1396 Government ITIs through PPP, 1227 Government ITIs was covered during the XI Plan period and release of fund has come to end by 31.03.2012.

* Under the scheme of Upgradation of 1396 Government ITIs through PPP, 1227 Government ITIs was covered during the XI Plan period. Release of fund under the scheme has come to end by 31.03.2012.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, to ensure ITIs impart skills as per the requirement of the Industries, the syllabus for the trades taught in ITIs are designed by expert committees constituted by Central Staff Training and Research Institute (CSTARI), Kolkata which comprises experts from Industrial markets as per requirement. These syllabii are further approved by National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) sub-committee for norms; which comprises of expert / representation from different walks of life and headed by Joint Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. The Ministry has now constituted “Sector Mentor Committees” under Chairmanship of Industry to review all skill courses including those imparted in ITIs to align them to Industry needs.

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Network of Skill Development Centres
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that the Government of India is implementing following schemes for skill training of the people in remote area of the Country:

(i) Enhancing Skill Development Infrastructure in North Eastern States and Sikkim:- The scheme aims to upgrade 20 ITIs by introducing 3 new trades per ITIs and supplementing infrastructure deficiencies in 28 ITIs by constructing new hostel, boundary wall and supplementing old and obsolete tools and equipments. The scheme has a new component for establishment of 22 ITIs in 8 North Eastern States.

(ii) Skill Development in 34 districts affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE):- Under the scheme, infrastructure is to be created for 34 ITIs (one ITI per district) and 68 Skill Development Centres (SDCs) (two SDCs per district) in the areas affected by LWE.

Besides, to promote private training providers across the Country, Government has set up National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) as a Public Private Partnership entity. As on 31st January, 2016, there are 4,415 operational training centers, including 394 mobile centers across 28 States and 5 Union Territories including Chhattisgarh (Training centres:- 601 including 2 mobile centres) which has the training programme in various sectors like Agriculture, Automobile, Building and Construction, Capital Goods, Gems and Jewelry, IT&ITES etc.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, further, the flagship scheme, ‘Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)’ launched on 15th July, 2015 has coverage across the Country including both the rural and tribal areas.
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Upgrading ITIs
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that the Creation and updation of infrastructure for imparting skill training is demand driven and dynamic. Therefore, it requires regular up-gradation. Recently, the Government has upgraded the infrastructure of most of the Government ITIs under various centrally funded schemes to ensure that they are capable of imparting top class training to the people being enrolled.

Government of India is implementing following schemes to upgrade the infrastructure of the ITIs:

(i) World Bank assisted Vocational Training Improvement Project (VTIP): 400 Government ITIs from 34 States/UTs have been taken up for upgradation. The project started in Dec. 2007 and its closing date is September 2016. An amount of Rs. 1613 cr. has been released, so far, including state share under the scheme.

(ii) Up-gradation of 1396 Government ITIs through Public Private Partnership: A total of 1227 Govt. ITIs from 31 States/UTs have been covered and Rs. 3067.50 Crore has been released as interest fee loan to the Institute Management Committees (IMCs) of the ITIs. The release of fund underthis scheme has come to end by March, 2012.IMCs are continuing the process of upgradation.

(iii) Enhancing Skill Development Infrastructure in NE States & Sikkim: Under the scheme, 20 ITIs are being upgraded by introducing 3 new trades per ITI and 28 ITIs are being upgraded by replacing deficient infrastructure in 8 states. An amount of Rs. 46.50 crore has been released so far.

(iv) Upgradation of Government ITIs into Model ITI: Existing ITI in the States/UTs is being upgraded as Model ITI. Institute Management Committee (IMC) society is to be formed for each ITI with chairperson from Industry. The scheme was approved in Dec. 2014. An amount of Rs. 42.18 crore has been released to 18 States, so far, including state share.

Under VTIP, the scheme objective also includes enhancement of knowledge and skills of ITI instructors by strengthening facilities in 14 central institutes that impart pre-service and in-service instructor training. Over 15000 instructors have been trained under refresher and specialized courses by the central institutes. Also, over 18000 instructors have also been trained through Distance Learning Program.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, Central Staff Training and Research Institute (CSTARI), Kolkata under Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship in collaboration with BIBB (Federal Institute for Vocational Education & Training), Germany has developed competency based curriculum for ITIs for trades namely Fitter, Electrician and Welder.
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New areas for Skill Development
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that the Ministry has notified Constitution of Sector Mentor Committees (SMCs) to synergies the role of Mentor Councils (MCs) and Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) and create a common entity which is solely responsible for development of curricula / content for skill training courses across the country. The main role of each SMC includes suggest new areas and courses for skill development in their respective sectors.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today 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. It is a skill certification and reward scheme where in trainees after their successful assessment and certification, get monetary reward through direct bank transfer to their account. 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 scheme focuses on both rural areas and school dropouts.
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Skill Development Universities
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship had constituted a Working Group to explore the feasibility for setting up of National Skills Universities across the Country which can function as reputed national institutes responsible for aggregating skill development effort through implementation of a credible, aspirational and nationally acceptable skill training system. The Working Group submitted its report along with the draft Bill. The draft Bill is under inter-ministerial consultation.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, further, to enable and mobilize a large of Indian youth to take up outcome based skill training and earn their livelihood, the flagship scheme, ‘Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)’ has been launched by the Government on 15th July, 2015. It is a skill certification and reward scheme where in trainees after their successful assessment and certification, get monetary reward through direct bank transfer to their account. 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 and 8.02 lakh persons trained in 9,314 training centres spread across the Country with coverage of 29 States and 6 Union Territories (UTs).
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Shortage of Trainers
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that the Government is aware that there is shortage of adequate trainers to implement skill development programmes across the country;

He said, at present, total seating capacity under different training schemes comes to about 25 lakh(ITIs/ Apprenticeships/ Short-term courses) which requires about 1,25,000 trainers in the country. Presently about 25,000 trained instructors passed out from Central Institutes under Craft Instructor Training Scheme (CITS) are available in the Country.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, further, there are 30 Central Institutes and 16 Institutes for Training of Trainers (Private & State Government) with an annual capacity of about 10,600 seats and catering to the requirement of mostly manufacturing sector. Further, the industry practitioners are also being encouraged to join the training institutes as trainers. At present, my ministry is collaborating with Chambers in Germany to train master trainers in the field of mechatronics and welding.
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Funds Spent Under NSDC

 

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that the details of the funds allocated/spent by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) for different activities related to skill development across the Country for the current financial year 2015-16 are as under:-  

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S. No.
Name of the scheme
Fund spent
(Rs. in crore)
Person trained
(as on 31.01.2016)
1
Skilling
143.00 *
7,33,536
2
UDAAN
60.00
17,281
(enrolled)
3
STAR
87.00 *
13,98,745
4
PMKVY
104.50
8,01,741
 *  Fund spent from the previous year’s unspent balance.

            State/UT-wise break-up of skill training done under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is given:

           
                                                                                                       (As on 17th February, 2016)
S. No.
State
Total Enrolled
Total Trainings Completed
Total Count of Centres
1
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
194
194
3
2
Andhra Pradesh
72467
46266
575
3
Arunachal Pradesh
691
616
12
4
Assam
22440
17217
245
5
Bihar
60025
38293
386
6
Chandigarh
3056
2087
27
7
Chhattisgarh
23768
14829
134
8
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
153
83
3
9
Daman and Diu
90
30
2
10
Delhi
51246
36943
333
11
Goa
428
155
4
12
Gujarat
29498
21555
183
13
Haryana
50189
33028
414
14
Himachal Pradesh
16203
11198
151
15
Jammu and Kashmir
10340
7335
98
16
Jharkhand
17211
12276
149
17
Karnataka
46475
32155
449
18
Kerala
9134
5684
149
19
Madhya Pradesh
93138
68952
766
20
Maharashtra
61885
44791
553
21
Manipur
1046
757
11
22
Meghalaya
1523
1378
21
23
Mizoram
487
307
4
24
Nagaland
1009
649
13
25
Odisha
40970
26605
356
26
Puducherry
4472
3082
37
27
Punjab
45544
31221
365
28
Rajasthan
67838
46926
659
29
Sikkim
643
551
9
30
Tamil Nadu
109642
86475
923
31
Telangana
61923
42209
472
32
Tripura
11243
8374
93
33
Uttar Pradesh
146804
95423
1087
34
Uttarakhand
8922
5916
70
35
West Bengal
84573
58181
558
Grand Total
1155270
801741
9314

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, further, National Skill Development Fund (NSDF) and NSDC under Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship have jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Coal India Ltd., National Thermal Power Corporation and Power Grid for collaboration in skill development under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Fund.

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Policy for NE States.

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that the National Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Policy, 2015 links skill development to improve employability and productivity for inclusive growth in the country. The Policy emphasise upon special attention to border, hilly and difficult areas including North Eastern States to address their needs for skill development and employability. The policy provides for special efforts including earmarking of funds for establishing training facilities in difficult regions and need base subsidisation of skill training for disadvantage groups.

He said, these policy interventions are being implemented by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship through the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) in States/UT’s including North Eastern Region. 10% outlay of PMKVY is apportioned for skill development in North Eastern Region. The persons enrolled and trained under PMKVY in North Eastern State during 2015-16 (as on 19th February, 2016) are given below:-


State
Total Enrolled
Total Trainings Completed
Arunachal Pradesh
691
646
Assam
22440
17602
Manipur
1046
787
Meghalaya
1523
1378
Mizoram
487
307
Nagaland
1009
649
Sikkim
643
571
Tripura
11303
8374
Grand Total
39142
30314

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, In addition, the Government has notified Common Norms applicable to all central development schemes/programmes w.e.f 1.4.2016. These Common Norms allow additional financial support equal to 10% of base cost for training in special areas including North Eastern States.



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