Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0 launched

The third phase of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana has been launched on January 15, 2021. The scheme will be launched in 600 districts of India. It will be implemented by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). It has been launched on skills related to new-age India and COVID-19.

Key Facts

  • The newer version of the scheme has been improved in order to match the current policy doctrine and to energize the skilling ecosystem which is affected amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The third phase of the scheme will focus on training eight lakh candidates for the period of 2020-2021.
  • 948.90 crore has been allocated to the scheme for its implementation.


  • The third phase of the scheme will be implemented in all the states and Union territories simultaneously. However, it will not be implemented in five states and UTs because of election-related rules or covid-19 lockdown rules are in place. It will be implemented in five states including the west Bengal later.
  • Under the scheme, around 729 Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra’s (PMKKs) and empaneled non-PMKK training centers will be built.
  • It will also lead to the establishment of over 200 ITI’s under Skill India Mission.
  • Further, training will be rolled out across India under the PMKVY 3.0 in order to build a robust pool of skilled professionals. It will be giving training to eight lakh candidates in localised, demand-driven skills. The candidates will be trained over a period of one year.
  • The training demand, job matching and quality monitoring will be look after by the district administrator.

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas yojana

It is a skill development initiative scheme that recognises and standardise the skills. The scheme was launched with the aim to encourage the aptitude towards employable skills. It also seeks to increase the working efficiency of probable and existing daily wage earners by providing them the monetary awards & rewards and quality training. The proper implementation of the scheme is taken care of by the National Skill Development Council (NSDC).

Skill India Mission

Skill India or the National Skills Development Mission of India was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 15, 2015. The National Skills Development Corporation of India is the managing agency of the scheme. The United Kingdome also came into partnership with India for implementing the mission.

Written by IAS POINT

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