December 30, 2022
Reddy Mohith

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK)

What is Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra and how does it help a developing country like India? The growth of a developed nation retains the development of industries, technology, and primarily a high GDP rate. But to attain all these growth factors, the essential skills are crucial for the general public of that particular country to gain.

So, being a developing country, India holds more youngsters and a population than any other nation in the world. Though there is a high population, Indians lack industry 4.0 skills, which are essential for personal and country growth.

Seeking the youngster population as an opportunity for the country's development, the Skill India Mission came up with the model centers to bridge the skill gap, referred to as Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK). So, read further to know more about PMKK.

Overview of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra( PMKK ):

Vocational training is necessary for the general public of India to make the nation the world's skill capital. With the same intention, under the Skill India Mission, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) established observable and aspirational Model Training Centers (MTCs) in every district in every state of the country, with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) as a project implementing agency. Therefore, these model centers are called Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK).

So, the model training centers aim for the following factors:

1. To create the example institutions that show the value of ability-based skill development training.

2. To focus on quality, connection, and sustainability elements in the skill delivery process rather than focusing on the theory.

3. To transform from a freewheeling model to a sustainable institution model.

Background of PMKK:

1. To bridge the skill gap, these model centers get equipped with high-quality industry-driven skill courses focusing on employability. Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra envisions transforming the short-term mandate-driven skill delivery system into a sustainable institutional model.

2. For a smooth process, PMKK gets investment support to establish the center, where each PMKK can apply for a secured loan of 70 lanks INR maximum from the National Skill Development Corporation.

3. The Capex support gets financial assistance, which tells the funds shall not be utilized or provided on immovable properties. Some of the components are:

4. Training infrastructure, including the machinery and equipment purchases

5. Conditioning aid and other related items

6. Internal center renovation

Sole Purpose of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra:

While there are many other things to consider, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY) scheme's vision is to increase the employment rate in India by assisting people with industry-needed skills at cost-free. Therefore, with PMKK, both the government and the people benefit.

Features of PMKK:

1. Each PMKK model center will have a center with 3000 sq. ft. to 8000 sq. ft. depending on the district's population.

2. Every PMKK center in the country will equip with external, internal, and infrastructure requirements and equipment.

3. Each training center will have tech classrooms that include audio-visuals, screen teaching, and biometric attendance.

4. All training centers will have a dedicated counseling, placement cell, and mobilization.

5. For underprivileged people, those who live in a completely remote area will get residential support as per the PMKVY guidelines from the government to complete their course.

6. Each appearing candidate will get trained in manufacturing trades as mandated by PMKVY.

7. Any unemployed person can join PMKK and train themselves in their interested area of work.

PMKK Stakeholders:


Any commodity that meets any two of the following criteria with a positive net worth in the last two financial years shall be considered corporate under the PMKK project.

An entity with an annual turnover of INR 200 crores and above in the last three financial years.

A commodity listed on both BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange) and NSE (Newyork Stock Exchange).

An entity with A- and more ratings.

An entity with 1000 or more direct clients.

NOTE: The Corporate must be the principal applicant for the PMKK proposition, and its immediate business should not be skill growth.

PSUs and SPSUs:

To be a part of the PMKK project, Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) and State Public Sector Undertakings (SPSU) must meet the following criteria:

1. PSUs: These undertakings must have an average annual turnover of a minimum of INR 200 Crores in the last financial year.

2. SPSUs: These undertakings must have an average yearly turnover of a minimum of INR 50 Crores in the last financial year.

3. Both undertakings must have a positive net worth in any two years out of the last three financial years.

For Help:

1. (For proposal submission and related queries)

2. and (For correspondence post allocation of PMKK)


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