About 18 lakh candidates have been enrolled and 17.93 lakh have been trained as on July 18 under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY), Parliament was informed today.
"Under PMKVY, which is being implemented by National Skill Development Corporation, a total of 17.94 lakh candidates have been enrolled, 17.93 lakh have been trained and 11.84 lakh have been certified (as on July 18)," Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.
Replying to a separate question, he said under the scheme, as on July 15, the total number of minorities candidates trained and certified are 2,37,067 and 1,48,351, respectively.
Replying to a separate question, Rudy said the ministry had constituted a working group to explore feasibility for setting up National Skills Universities across the country that can function as reputed national institutes responsible for aggregating skill development effort through implementation of a credible, aspirational and nationally acceptable skill training system.
"The working group submitted its report along with the draft bill. The draft bill is under inter-ministerial consultation," he added.