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RAIL KAUSHAL VIKAS YOJANA

RAIL KAUSHAL VIKAS YOJANA

Context:

Recently, Indian Railways launched the “Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana (RKVY)” under the aegis of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)”.

About RKVY:

  • It was launched by Minister of Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw.
  • It will provide Railways with an entry-level training in industry-relevant skills with the help of 75 Railway training institutes across India.
  • It seeks to empower youth by providing entry-level training in skills relevant to the industry as part of 75 years of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
  • Training will be provided to 50000 candidates in a period of 3 years.
  • In the initial phase, training will be provided to 1000 candidates.
  • Youth will be trained in 4 trades namely, Welder, Electrician, Machinist and Fitter.

Importance of the Mission:

  • It incorporates the vision of skill development of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • It was launched with the aim to impart training skills to the youth across several trades to bring qualitative improvement.
  • Training will also be conducted in remote areas.
  • It will improve the employability of the youth as well as upgrade the skills of the self-employed.
  • It will also help those who are working with contractors through re-skilling and upskilling.

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