Minister of Railways launches Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana (RKVY)

What is the News?

The Minister of Railways has launched Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana.

What is Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana?

Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana is a skill development programme launched under the aegis of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana(PMKVY).

Aim: To provide training skills to the youth in various trades, with a special focus on jobs that are relevant to the Railways.

Eligibility: Candidates who are 10th passed and between 18-35 years shall be eligible to apply. 

Target: The training will be provided to a total of 50,000 candidates over a three years period.

Key Features of the Programme:

Under the programme, training will be provided in four trades viz. Electrician, Welder, Machinist and Fitter. Other trades will be added by zonal railways and production units based on regional demands and needs assessment.

Training shall be provided free of cost and participants will be selected from applications received online on the basis of marks in matriculation. 

The curriculum for this training has been developed by Banaras Locomotive Works.

Participants in the training shall have no claim to seek employment in Railways on the basis of this training.

After the completion of training, trainees shall be required to undergo a standardized assessment and will be awarded a certificate in the allotted trade by the National Rail & Transportation Institute, upon conclusion of their programme. 

They will also be provided Toolkits relevant to their trade, which would help these trainees utilize their learnings and enhance their capacity for self-employment as well as employability in various industries.

Significance of the Programme

The programme will not only improve the employability of the youth, but also upgrade the skills of self-employed and those who are working with contractors through reskilling and upskilling.

Source:  This post is based on the articleMinister of Railways launches Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana (RKVY)published in PIB on 17th Sep 2021

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