Why is this Scheme beneficial for Training Providers?

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is the flagship outcome-based skill training scheme of the new Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The objective of this skill certification and reward scheme is to enable and mobilize a large number of Indian youth to take up outcome based skill training and become employable and earn their livelihood. The Scheme will allow Training Partners to attract students and provide an opportunity to operate centers in greater capacity than before and also achieve economies of scale.

Do Training Partners have a role to play during the mobilization activities under the Scheme?

State governments and local administration would be the primary facilitators of mobilization activities such as Skill Melas and Recruitment Drives. Training Partners can support the authorities in terms of counselling of the potential candidates and other related activities.

What is NOS and QP? How do we get access to those?

National Occupational Standards (NOSs) specify the standard of performance that an individual must achieve when carrying out a particular activity in the workplace, together with the knowledge and understanding they need to meet that standard consistently. Each NOS defines one key function in a job role. In their essential form, NOSs describe functions, standards of performance and knowledge / understanding. Qualification pack is a set of NOSs, aligned to a job role, called Qualification Packs (QPs), would be available for every job role in each industry sector QPs as on 31st March 2015 are available on the PMKVY website. SSCs would provide updated lists of QPs and NOSs for the Pilot Phase of the Scheme.

How do a Training Partner get affiliated under PMKVY?

All the Training Partners interested in participating in PMKVY would be required to get affiliated with the respective Sector Skill Council. Interested Training Partners will have to align their courses based on the National Occupational Standards (Level 1-4) which are available on the NSDC website.

NSDC Training Partners would get auto affiliated for the sectors defined in their term sheets. Other Training Partners would need to submit hard copy of the application form along with copies of all the relevant documents to the concerned SSC(s) as per SSC’s affiliation process. The Training Partner would be required to declare upfront all training centers where training would be conducted during the scheme duration. The Affiliation protocol is available on PMKVY website.

Do the Training Partners that participated in STAR need to get affiliated again for PMKVY?

Training Partners that participated in STAR, need to undergo the affiliation process afresh for PMKVY.

Is there any Affiliation Fee that needs to be paid?

Training Providers interested in getting affiliated to one or more SSCs are not required to remit any fee towards registration/ affiliation.

Would the Training Partner targets be redistributed by SSC, if new Training Partner affiliation happens or new centers of the same Training Provider opens up during the Scheme year?

SSCs will be allocated target numbers on quarterly basis by NSDC on performance parameters. SSCs would further distribute the target numbers amongst the affiliated Training Providers. SSCs will keep some buffer to accommodate new Training Partners and new centers of the existing Training Partners for the duration of the Scheme.

What information is a Training Partner expected to capture at the time of enrolling a candidate?

At the time of enrollment, along with the name, address and other details of a candidate, Training Partners need to capture Adhara number along with other IDs such as EPIC (Elector’s Photo Identity Card) and PAN (Permanent Account Number).

How is the Adhara number being used for the Scheme?

A candidate can get enrolled and trained under PMKVY by providing his/ her mobile number and other alternate IDs such as EPIC (Elector’s Photo Identity Card) and PAN (Permanent Account Number). The Training Partner must facilitate enrollment of a candidate for Adhara. The Adhara number is only being used to ensure that a candidate does not avail of the monetary reward more than once during the Scheme.

How can Training Partners open Bank accounts?

The banking activity under PMKVY has been classified under the following three points: A. Training Partner can charge Full Fee Upfront A Training Partner is free to charge (and should charge) the complete training fee from the trainee. If the trainee undertakes the Training by paying upfront to the Training Provider, trainee can provide any Bank account details and should not sign any Undertaking and will receive the complete Monetary Reward in their bank account (any bank account which the Trainee provides). B. Training Partners may work with designated Banks for PMKVY In case the Training Partner choses to extend credit to a few students in the batch (it is done at their own discretion), TP can work with the Banks which are designated for PMKVY to open bank accounts with specific Auto-debit facility. Information about the banks shall be communicated with the stakeholders shortly. Please Note, NSDC will not be anytime responsible for any mis-credit/failed Auto-Debit to the TP’s account. The Training Partner has to abide by the Terms & Conditions of the Bank & NSDC to explore this option. C. Training Providers can work with their own Banking Network The Training Partner is free to explore their own Banking arrangements with any Bank (Nationalized/Private) if they do not want to adhere to the terms & conditions laid in step B. In this case the Auto-Debit (if they choose to extend credit) & opening of Zero balance bank accounts will be managed by the Training Providers themselves.

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