Regional Workshop on Skill Development to be held for North Eastern Region in Gangtok, Sikkim

New Delhi: With an objective to sensitize State Skill Development Mission (SSDMS) and District Skill Committees (DSCs) for effective implementation of the Pradhan MantriKaushalVikasYojana (PMKVY) 3.0, a regional workshop is to be conducted at Gangtok, Sikkim on 08th April, 2021with all eight northeastern states – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.

Several dignitaries including Shri Praveen Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE); Shri Atul Kumar Tiwari, Additional Secretary, MSDE;Smt Ganga Devi Pradhan, Secretary, Skill Development Department, Government of Sikkim; Shri Satish Chandra Rai, Advisor, Skill Development Department, State of Sikkim; Shri Bishal Rai, Director, Sikkim Skill Development Mission; Dr. Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, NSDC and Shri Sanjeev Kumar, Jt. Director (Skill Development), MSDE among others will be present during the workshop. Various Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) will also attend the workshop through video conferencing.

The workshop intends to provide a platform for discussion on skilling ecosystem and serve as a medium for exchange of ideas/thoughts and feedback amongst the participants in paving way for formulation of upcoming initiatives under PMKVY.

The regional workshop will also play a pivotal role in fostering the agenda of Skill India Mission wherein the involvement of States along with the District Administrators is crucial. Therefore, the State Skill Development Missions of all the eight States have invited all the District Skill Committees (DSCs) from all the districts for the workshop.

Pradhan MantriKaushalVikasYojana was launched on 15th January, 2021 with the support of States/UTs and as envisaged, training under both the components of PMKVY 3.0 has commenced in most of the States/UTs. Around 1.21 crore candidates were trained under PMKVY 2.0 (2016-2020) and PMKVY 3.0 aims at benefitting 8 lakh youth in the scheme period 2020-21 with an outlay of Rs. 948.90 crore.