The Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana has been launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as skill development program.
It is aimed to target the Indian youth who aspire to get job overseas preferable United States and United Kingdom.
The development program was announced at the 14th edition of Pravasiya Bharatiya Diwas at Bengaluru.
Antonio Costa who is the Prime Minister of Portuguese was the chief guest on this occasion.
The PMPKVY scheme will provide the necessary training to the youth in the country who are looking for lucrative job options outside India.
It has been launched as an important way to show respect to the contributions made by people overseas by ensuring their safety and well-being.
As per the census data, approximately 30 million Indians live abroad and the annual remittance of these people staying overseas come to a whopping figure of approximately $69 billion per year.
In order to convert the “brain drain” into “brain gain”, the Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana has been launched.
It will certainly enhance the self confidence of the young generation once they land overseas.
Based on the type of vocation chosen by the youth concerned, proper training and skill development will be imparted to them.
Once the training is completed, the concerned individual will get a certificate from PKVY.
Once the youth is able to get proper training, he will think positive and does not feel like a stranger in the foreign land.
The Pradhan Mantri Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana is a flagship scheme aimed to train large number of Indian youth for a better livelihood in foreign nations.
Under this scheme, all the assessment and training fees will be paid by the Indian government.
Some of the key components of this yojana are mentioned below:
- Short Term Training: It will benefit all the people who are unemployed, college dropouts or studying in schools by giving proper training in digital literacy, entrepreneurship and soft skills.
- Recognition of Prior Learning: Any youth with prior skills or experience will be assessed and certified under this particular component of PKVY scheme.
- Special Projects: A platform will be created where training will be provided in special areas or premises of industry or corporate or government bodies.
- Kaushal and Rozgar Mela: All the youth involved in this scheme can take part in the rozgar melas that will be conducted every six months with special media coverage.
- Placement: Proper placement guidelines will be provided to the youth with several employment opportunities and also support to entrepreneurship development.
There are several nodal agencies that will look after the Pravasi Kausal Vikas Yojana and make sure that every youth is given proper training. They are as follows:
- National Skill Development Corporation
- Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
- Ministry of External Affairs
- NSDC Training Partners
There are several benefits of Pravasi Kausal Vikas Yojana and the same is discussed under the following headings below:
# Proper training will be provided to Indian youth who are looking for employment in foreign nations in selected sectors that have high demand in global labor market
# All the Indians who are working overseas will be kept in a secured manner.
The safety of these people would be the top priority of the Indian Government.
# The Ministry of External Affairs headed by Minister Sushma Swaraj would look into the overall safety and well being of the Indian youth working abroad.
# At any point of time if an individual working overseas is in some kind of distress, the External Affairs Ministry would contact them via social media and come to their aid.
# Proper track record of all the Indian youth who are going abroad for jobs will be maintained once the candidates successfully complete the skill development program.
# The main objective of this yojana from the Government of India is to make our country the global leader in terms of skill development.
# The PKVY would enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with several agencies of Iran, China, Singapore, France, Canada, Australia, Germany, United Kingdom, United Kingdom and European Union.
In the past, there have been a number of skill development programs launched by Indian government but none of them catered to the needs of Indians working abroad.
The Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana is aimed at meeting the demands of the Indian youth like safety, welfare and security while working on a foreign land.
It is expected that within few years, this scheme will convert the brain drain problem into brain gain.
In addition to this, our country would become a global leader in terms of supplying skilled professionals to different parts of world in the next 10 years.
All the fraudulent practices by several consultancy firms that cheat innocent people would also come to an end.
In short, the PKVY is a great scheme from Government of India aimed at giving proper channel to the country’s youth with encouragement for going overseas and work confidently with certified skill development training.