Owing to the its successful first year of implementation i.e PMKVY 1 version. The Union Cabinet has approved the scheme for another four years(2016-2020) to impart skilling to 10 million youths of our country. 15/07/2016

The Union Cabinet had approved India's largest Skill Certification scheme Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana(PMKVY 2 version) on 20th March 2015. The scheme was subsequently launched on 15th July 2015 on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day by Honourable Prime Minister Shree. Narendra Modi.

Introduction of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) the objective of this Skill Certification scheme is to enable large number of Indian youths with Prior Learning experience or skills will also be assessed and certified under RPL.


The objectives of RPL are primarily threefold

a)  To align the competencies of the un-regulated workforce of the country to the standardised National Skills Qualification Framework(NSQF).

b)  To enhance the career / employability opportunities of an individual as well as alternative routes to higher education.

c)  To provide opportunities for reducing inequalities based on privileged certain forms of knowledge over others.