PRAVASI KAUSHAL VIKAS YOJANA (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 - Employment)

News-CRUX-10     8th August 2023        

Context: The National Skill Development Corporation, under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) in association with Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), is imparting a one-day Pre-Departure Orientation Training (PDOT) to potential migrants under the Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PKVY) scheme. 

Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PKVY) 

  • About: It is a skill development program targeted at Indian youth seeking overseas employment to make India the Skill Capital of the World.
  • Nodal Ministry/Department Ministry of External Affairs, Skill Development Ministry.
    • It will be implemented by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) through its training partners and in consultation with the Union Ministry of External Affairs and the Union Skill Development Ministry.
  • Key Features: PKVY will provide training and certify Indians who are seeking overseas employment in selected sectors that have high demand in the global labour market in line with international standards.
    • It also aims at boosting the confidence of the Indian youth so that they don’t feel like strangers when they land in a country of their choice for vocation.
  • Collaboration: For this purpose, NSDC will leverage various MoUs it signed between 2011 and 2015 with different agencies of Germany, Canada, Australia, Singapore, UK, US, European Union, France, Iran and China.
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