Gangtok, April 8 (IPR): The Skill Development Department, Government of Sikkim, in collaboration with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, organized a Regional Workshop on Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY 3.0) for the North Eastern States at a local hotel, in Gangtok, today.
Hon’ble Advisor, Skill Development Department, Government of Sikkim, Shri Satish Chandra Rai, graced the programme as the Chief Guest and the Chairman, Skill Development Department, Government of Sikkim, Shri Binod Basnet was the Guest of Honour.
The function also had the presence of Additional Secretary, MSDE, Government of India, Shri Atul Kumar Tiwari, Secretary, Skill Development Department, Government of Sikkim, Ms. Ganga Pradhan, Senior Head, STT, NSDC, Shri Anand Kumar Jha, delegates from Government of India, participants from North Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya and Mizoram, and members from District Skill Committee Sikkim.
The objective of the workshop focused on sensitizing State Skill Development Missions (SSDMs) and District Skill Committees (DSCs) for effective implementation of the PMKVY 3.0 with their active participation and to put an all-out effort with an aim to bridge the gap between policy framework and execution by the key stakeholders through efficient use of enablers.
Hon’ble Advisor Shri Satish Chandra Rai in his address expressed gratitude to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi for conceptualizing the PMKVY scheme. He added that the scheme provides various job opportunities for unemployed youths by conducting trainings in various trades and disciplines, duly making them self-employed, reliant and independent. He mentioned that the Skill Development Department in Sikkim also plays an important role by facilitating more employment generating schemes for the youths which is a need of the hour.
During the workshop, Joint Director Skill Development, MSDE, delivered a presentation on PMKVY 3.0 scheme- PMKVY 3.0 provisions, comparison between PMKVY 2.0 and PMKVY 3.0, target allocation methodology in STT, RPL and special projects, training performance (ETACP) under Central and State component and important schemes of MSDE- JSS, NAPs, ITIs, IISC, TITP, in the first session.
In the second session, the NSDC team delivered a presentation on technical aspects on implementation of PMKVY 3.0-SMART, SIP Portal, monitoring of the scheme, PMKKs in NER, TOT/TOA and eSkills.
The third session was followed by discussions with States, State wise fact sheet by MSDE/NSDC and presentation by each State on PMKVY 3.0 implementation, discussions with DSCs and interactive suggestion session for PMKVY 4.0 from all the participants.
The workshop concluded with the fourth session wherein PMKVY 3.0 was summarised by the Additional Secretary, MSDE and CPO, NSDC.
Earlier, a welcome address was delivered by Secretary, Skill Development Department, Government of Sikkim, Ms. Ganga Pradhan, wherein she apprised the gathering that the PMKVY 3.0 pilot project has already been rolled out and the focus of the workshop will be to sensitize, share and resolve issues pertaining to the pilot project of PMKVY 3.0 2021.
She informed that PMKVY 3.0 will be a broad-based scheme with the convergence of multiple central development skilling schemes and state schemes, to ensure better outcomes in terms of achieving skilling in the State with speed and standard.
It may be mentioned that Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY 3.0) is a flagship skill scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, to empower the country’s youth with employable skills by making over multiple skill courses available to them. PMKVY 3.0 is designed towards making skill development more demand-driven and decentralized in its approach, with a focus on digital technology and Industry 4.0 skills. In PMKVY 3.0 District Skill Committees (DSCs), under the guidance of State Skill Development Missions (SSDM), shall play a key role in addressing the skill gap and assessing demand at the district level.