15th October, 2018

Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana To Help Semi-Skilled Workers Find Work Abroad

Taking the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of making India the skilled of the world further, the #SkillDevelopment and entrepreneurship ministry is framing a policy to help semi-skilled professionals of India find decent work #abroad.

The Indian Government is planning to make it easier for carpenters, plumbers, masons and other vocationally skilled persons find appropriate jobs #overseas. It is laying a roadmap to meet the requirement of such professionals abroad and provide valid certifications as required in different countries.

The policy is to be presented to the Union cabinet for its final approval.

About the scheme

Titled as the Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana, an official close to the development reads, “As of now the ministry does not have enough information on how many masons or plumbers are needed and in which countries. Hence, the new policy will help us map this requirement, based on which the ministry will take a targeted approach towards facilitating the movements of our trained skilled personnel”.

The government announced the launch of 50 India International Skill Centres last year. The centres were established in partnership with skill development & entrepreneurship ministry and ministry of external affairs. It imparted training to youth under the Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana.


The government aims to impart skills to 50 crore youth by 2022.

The training would boost the global employability and acceptability of Indian youth and ensure a respectable remuneration to them.

Specific details on the scheme are awaited.

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