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Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) implemented by National Skill Development Corporation. The objective of this Skill Certification Scheme is to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood. Individuals with prior learning experience or skills will also be assessed and certified under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).


The Textiles Sector has the second largest share of employment after agriculture. With technological modernization being the key to high industrial growth, labour intensive industries like textiles require not only skilled workforce, but also massive vocational training for skill up gradation of the existing workers engaged in the organized as well as unorganized sectors, (including handlooms, power looms, sericulture, wool, khadi, etc.,). Hence, in order to fulfill the ever growing skill demand gap, the Ministry of Textiles (MoT) came up with the Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS).




The major objective of special projects under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is to encourage training to vulnerable and marginalised groups of society in types, locations, formats. institutional settings, or premises of government bodies, corporates and industry bodies that may deviate from the existing course of training type, implementation and mechanism, as specified under the Short Term Training component under PMKVY.




Recogonition of Prior Learning commonly known as RPL largely refers to an assessment process used to evaluate a person's existing skill sets, knowledge and experience gained either by formal, non-formal or informal learning. RPL under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 2016-20 primarily has the following objectives




The textile and apparel industry is one of the earliest industries developed in India. Its entire value chain from fiber to apparel manufacturing has a strong presence within the country. It is the biggest employer after agriculture. In order to meet the skill gap in the industry and also to supplement its efforts initiated through the Special Package for Garments and Made-ups, the Government has approved the new scheme titled “Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS)” for the entire value chain of textiles except Spinning and Weaving in the organized sector.