Currently, only a very small proportion of India's workforce has any formal skill training. Not surprisingly therefore several sectors of the country's economy face shortage of skilled people and are mired with low productivity levels due to poor quality of workforce. At the same time, large sections of the country's youth are looking for economic and livelihood opportunities. In this context, skill development has become a key priority area for the country. This is not only essential for economic development, but would help to fulfill youth aspirations for good quality, better paid jobs and self-employment opportunities. This would also enable the country to take advantage of its favorable demographic profile. With a large pool of skilled people, India has an opportunity to become a skill provider for the world, particularly the ageing developed world.

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is the flagship outcome-based skill training scheme of the new Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). This skill certification and reward scheme aims to enable and mobilize a large number of Indian youth to take up skill training and become employable and earn their livelihood. Under the scheme, monetary reward would be provided to trainees who are successfully trained, assessed and certified in skill courses run by affiliated training providers. This will boost the productivity of the country's workforce by enabling them to acquire high quality skill training across a range of sectors. It will also bring about a paradigm shift from input-based to outcome-based skill training in the country. It also seeks to significantly scale up skill training activities in the country and enable skill training to happen at a fast pace without compromising quality. Institutional arrangements comprising of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Sector Skill Councils (SSCs), Assessing agencies and Training Partners are already in place for implementation of the scheme.


The objective of this Scheme is to encourage skill development for youth by providing placement linked skill training. Specifically, the Scheme aims to

  • Providing 60 lakh youth with the opportunity to get trained, assessed and certified.
  • Aligning the competencies of 40 lakh indivisuals from the un-regulated workforce with the NSQF.
  • Enabling a platform that will facilitate trainings in special areas and premises of Government bodies and Corporates.
  • Linking the aptitude, aspiration, and knowledge of PMKVY candidates to potential employers.


In line with the objectives stated above, this Scheme is applicable to any candidate of Indian nationality who:

  • Is an unemployed youth or, school/college dropouts
  • Possesses as Aadhar card and a bank account.
  • Has a verifiable alternate ID such as PAN or Voter ID (applicable only for the states of North-East region and J&K-Additional IDs may be added from time to time)
  • Any other criteria as defined by the Sector Skill Councils for respective job roles.


  • Candidates can enroll in any course mentioned in the table below.
  • Candidates will be required to provide the Aadhaar number at the time of enrolment. In the case of Aadhaar number not available, Rooman will facilitate the enrolment of the candidates for Aadhaar.
  • After completion of training, the candidate will be assessed by one of the Assessment agencies approved by the respective SSC
  • Post Placement Benefit

In order to enable the newly skilled persons to settle into their new jobs/vocations, post placement support would be provided directly to the candidates at the rate of INR 1450 per month for the duration mentioned in table.

Post Placement Support @ INR 1450 per month Men Women
Placement within the District of Domicile 1 month 2 months
Placement outside the District of Domicile 2 months 3 months

SSC Course QP-NOS Minimum Qualification
IT/ITES Domestic Data entry operator SSC/Q2212 10th Standard
Domestic IT Helpdesk Attendant SSC/Q0110 12th Standard Passed
Domestic Biometric Data Operator SSC/Q2213 10th Standard
Electronics Installation Technician(Computing & Peripherals) ELE/Q4609 10th Standard
Solar panel Installation Technician ELE/Q5901 10th Standard
Field Technician - Computing and Peripherals ELE/Q4601 10+2
Field Technician - Networking and Storage ELE/Q4606 10+2
DTH Set Top Box Installation & Service Technician ELE/Q8101 8th Pass
CCTV Installation Technician ELE/Q4605 ITI
Retail Sales Associate RAS/Q0104 10th Pass
Trainee Associate RAS/Q0103 10th Pass
Banking Business Correspondent & Facilitator BSC/Q0301 10th Pass
Accounts Executive - Accounts Payable and Receivable BSC/Q0901 Graduation in commerce or allied subjects/ Diploma in commercial Practice
Goods & Service Tax (GST) Accounts Assistant BSC/Q0910 Graduation in commerce or allied subject
Telecom In-Store Promoter TEL/Q2101 10+2 or equivalent
Optical Fiber Technician TEL/Q6401 8th Standard
Broadband Technician TEL/Q0102 10+2 / ITI (Electronics)
Handset Repair Engineer (Level-2) TEL/Q2201 10+2 / ITI / Diploma / Certification in repairing services
Tower Technician TEL/Q4100 10+2 and/or ITI Diploma in Electrical/Mechanical