Centre disburses more than INR 25.44 cr. to Nagaland under CSSM-PMKVY 2.0
Dimapur, Feb. 8 (EMN): The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) had disbursed an amount of INR 25,44,76,980 (approximately INR 25.44 crore) to Nagaland state under the Centrally Sponsored State Managed (CSSM)- Prandhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 2.0 since its inception in 2016 till January 2021, and an amount of INR 84,25,000 (approximately INR 84.25 lakh) has been released under Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) (2018-19 to 20-21 till August 2020).
As many as 31,323 candidates from Nagaland benefitted under the Centrally Sponsored Centrally Managed (CSCM) and CSSM –PMKYV 2.0, and 2,500 candidates under Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) (2018-19 to 2020-21). The schemes were implemented to ‘improve occupational skills and technical knowledge of the non/neo literate’. However, the state didn’t receive any benefit under the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS).
This information was given by the minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Raj Kumar Singh in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on Monday, according to a PIB report.
The report stated that ‘the MSDE is implementing PMKVY, Scheme of JSS for skill development and National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) under Skill India Mission’.
The ministry stated that under PMKVY 2.0 (2016-20), funds amounting to INR 7115 crore have been sanctioned to the implementing agencies for the implementation of the scheme from inception till January 2021.
The government launched the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) which makes special efforts to reach maximum number of establishments including Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) with an objective to promote apprenticeship training to increase the engagement of apprentices, read the update.
PMKVY 2.0 (2016-20) scheme targets to train one crore youths, and as on January 19, 2021, 1.07 crore candidates have been trained and oriented across the country, it stated, adding that modified demand driven scheme PMKVY i.e. PMKVY 3.0 (2020-21) was launched on January 15 this year with an objective to train eight lakh candidates across the country.
1595 training centres operational
The minister of state for MSDE went on to inform that a total of 15,124 training centres have been empanelled under PMKVY (2016-20) as on January 19, 2021, and 1,595 training centres are currently operational across the country.
“Under placement linked Short Term Training (STT) component of PMKVY (2016-20), as on 19.01.2021, 36.04 lakh candidates have been certified; out of which, 18.95 lakh candidates have been placed,” read the update.
The number of empanelled training centres, including Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK), in Nagaland is 72 and as many as 31 are operational. The number of candidates from the state under PMKVY 2.0, as on January 19, 2021 is 4,199, it went on to inform.