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Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana

Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

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Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana- Context

  • Recently, Indian Railways launched a Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana to train 50000 youths of 75 railway institutes across the country.

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Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana- Key Points

  • About Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana: It is a skill development scheme of the Ministry of Railway with a special focus on providing training for jobs that are relevant to the Railways.
    • It will be a sub-scheme under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY).
  • Key Features:
    • It aims to train 50k youths in the next three years across the country in various industry-relevant (Railways) skills.
    • In the initial phase, training will be provided to 1,000 candidates initially in four trades – electrician, welder, machinist, and fitter, spread across 100 hours.
    • Training programs in other trades will be added to zonal railways and production units based on regional demands and needs assessment.
    • The government cautioned that the training under this scheme does not guarantee in the Railways.
    • Fee for candidates: Training will be provided free of cost.
  • Selection Procedure: Participants will be selected from applications received online, following a transparent mechanism on the basis of marks in matriculation.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Candidates, who had passed class X and aged between 18 and 35 are eligible to apply.
  • Dedicated Nodal Website: Will act as a single source of information about the programs offered, notification inviting applications, lists of selected candidates, results of selection, final assessment, study material, and other details.
  • Certification: After the end of the program, trainees have to pass a standardized assessment followed by a certificate in the allotted trade by the National Rail and Transportation Institute.

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Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana- Significance

  • Effective implementation of the scheme may lead to the following benefits-
    • Improvement in the employability of the youth,
    • Upgrade the skills of self-employed and those who are working with contractors through re-skilling and up-skilling and
    • Contribute towards Skill India Mission.

 

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