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ANSWERED ON:  24.02.2016
Programme for Skill Development
Will the Minister of


(a) the details of programmes/schemes introduced by the Union Government for skill development and the number of beneficiaries having availed the benefits under these programmes during the last two financial years and the current year, State-wise;

(b) whether the proposals of various State Governments including Gujarat for skill development are under consideration of the Government;

(c) if so, the time by which a decision is likely to be taken on these proposals;

(d) whether the Government proposes to set up training centres at district levels under the schemes; and

(e) if so, the details thereof?

(a) to (e) 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. The list of schemes is attached at Annexure.

Details of people trained under various skill development schemes/programmes of over 18 Central Ministries/Departments for the year 2012-13 to 2015-16 (upto December, 2015) are as under:-
(Figures in lakhs)
Year Number of persons trained
2013-2014 76.37
2014-2015 76.12
2015-2016 37.44 (upto December, 2015)

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 in 9,314 training centres spread across the Country with coverage of 29 States and 6 Union Territories (UTs).

Further, Government is constantly engaged with State Governments in its endeavor to scale up skill development in the country. There are following schemes under implementation through Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship for skill development in collaboration with the State Governments:-

(i) Upgradation of Government Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs):- The scheme has a provision of Rs. 300 crore for upgradation of 29 ITIs into model ITIs with the funding pattern between Centre and State as 70:30 (90:10 for North Eastern States). So far, 18 ITIs have been identified including the ITI, Dashrath (Gujarat) to be upgraded into model ITIs.

(ii) Upgradation of 400 Government ITIs:- Under the World Bank assisted Vocational Training Improvement Project (VTIP), 400 Government ITIs existing in 29 States and 5 Union Territories are to be upgraded.

(iii) 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 new ITIs in 8 North Eastern States.

(iv) 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.

Furthermore, with the objective to provide skilling opportunity to the people across the Country through high quality training centres, the Government has entrusted NSDC to promote a Model Skill Centre (MSC) in more than 500 districts across the Country. Expression of Interest (EoI) for setting up of these MSCs) was invited against which more than 1800 companies have applied.

Details of Schemes for Skill Development of various Ministries/Departments

S. N. Name of Ministrie/Department Name of the Scheme
1. M/o Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)
Apprenticeship Training Scheme (ATS)
Craftsmen Training Scheme
Craftsmen Instructor Training Scheme
Skill Development Initiative Scheme (SDIS)
2. M/o Rural Development Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY)
Rural Self-Employment Training Institutes (RSETIS)
3. M/o Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM)
4. M/o Textiles Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS)
5. M/o Agriculture and Farmers Welfare National Food Security Mission – Farmers Field School
Agri-Clinic and Agri-Business Centres Scheme
Extension Reforms - Farm School
Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKS)
6. M/o Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDPS)
Entrepreneurship Skill Development Programmes (ESDPS)
Management Development Programmes (MDPS)
Assistance to Training Institutions Scheme (ATI SCHEME)
Skill Upgradation & Quality Improvement and Mahila Coir Yojana (MCY)
7. M/o Tourism and Culture Scheme of Capacity Building for Service Provides
Hunar se Rozgar tak Initiative
8. M/o Human Resource Development Vocationalization of School Education
Scheme of Community Development through Polytechnics
National Institute of Open Schooling Distance Vocational Education Programmes (Practical Learning through Accredited Vocational Institutes (AVI)
Jan Shikshan Sansthan
9. M/o Communication & IT Scheme for Financial Assistance to States for Skill Development in Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) Sector
Skill Development in ESDM for Digital India
10. M/o Tribal Affairs Vocational Training for Tribal Youth
11. M/o of Women and Child Development Support to Training and Employment Programme for Women (STEP)
12. M/o Commerce and Industry Indian Leather Development Programme
13. M/o Development of North Eastern Region Capacity Building & Technical Assistance
14. M/o Home Affairs UDAAN
15. M/o Minority Affairs Seekho aur Kamao
Nai Roshini (The Scheme for Leadership Development of Minority Women)
16. M/o Social Justice and Empowerment Financial Assistance for Skill Training of persons with Disabilities
Special Central Assistance (SCA) to Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP)
National Scheduled Castes Finance & Development Corporation (NSFDC)
National Safai karamcharis Finance & Development Corporation (NSKFDC)
National Backward Class Finance & Development Corporation (NBCFDC)
17. M/o Food Processing Skill Development Programmes under NIFTM and IICPT
18. M/o Chemicals and Fertilizers Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology

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