Delhi Police has launched a new skill development programme: YUVA

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The Delhi Police has launched a skill development programme under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). The programme is called YUVA and will help the country’s youth in upgrading their skill as per their competencies.

Announced by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, this will help generate more employment and help build up confidence and faith of the youths in police organization.

About YUVA:

  • Delhi Police has teamed up with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for a mass job linked skill training
  • The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) will be providing skill training to youth under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)
  • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will provide job linked training and job guarantee
  • The youth in the age group of 17-25 years were selected by Delhi Police for this training
  • They were selected on the basis of a detailed exercise conducted in all 13 districts under Delhi Police’s jurisdiction
  • These youth come from various backgrounds ranging from school dropouts, victims of crimes, and juvenile offenders to families in dire state mostly from underprivileged colonies
  • Currently, over 2,269 candidates were selected to be trained by 36 training partners in 45 skills
  • 32 police stations of Delhi Police have been identified for Skill Development Centres to be opened at the earliest

A refresher on the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY):

  • The Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is a flagship Skill Certification Scheme of Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE)
  • It was introduced in July 2015
  • Its objective is to equip a large number of Indian youth with industry-relevant skill training that will help them securing a better livelihood
  • Individuals with prior learning experience or skills are also assessed and certified under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Government pays for the complete training and assessment fees of the individuals
  • The training also includes soft skills, personal grooming and behavioural change
  • National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) implements the skill training based on the national skill qualification framework (NSQF) and industry led standards.


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