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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1121
ANSWERED ON:  08.02.2021
Recognition of Prior Learning
Achyutananda Samanta
Will the Minister of



SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP be pleased to state:-


(a) the number of individuals certified under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) till date under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), state-wise, and the number of individuals who have gone on to secure placement after such certification; and

(b) the details of the recent pilot project organized in collaboration with Gram Panchayats and the Department of Panchayati Raj in Uttar Pradesh, and whether this model can be successfully replicated in other parts of the country, allowing more individuals to locally attain certification for prior acquired skills, and if so, the details thereof?


ANSWER
(a) Under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) component of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 2.0 (2016-20), as on 19.01.2021, 46 lakh candidates have been certified across the country. RPL does not mandate placement as it orients and certifies candidate with prior learning experience or skills. The State-wise number of certified candidates under RPL-PMKVY 2.0 (2016-20) is given at Annexure.

(b) A Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pilot project with a focus on assessment and certification of skilled workers engaged with Gram Panchayats (GPs) or are likely to be engaged with Gram Panchayats, has been rolled out in two blocks each of the districts of Varanasi and Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh, which are as under:
• Block: Sevapuri (Rural) and Baragaon (Rural) in District Varanasi
• Block: Niyamatabad (Rural) and Shahabganj (Rural) in District Chandauli
All the 327 GPs in these blocks are being covered under this pilot project. Through this project Gram Panchayats are ensured availability of pool of skilled resources for the GP''s developmental work. The pilot project is considered to be replicable in other parts of the country, with the active support and cooperation of the Department of Panchayati Raj of the State Governments.


Annexure

The State-wise number of certified candidates under RPL-PMKVY 2.0 (2016-20), as on 19.01.2021, is given below:

S. No. States/UTs Certified
1. Andaman And Nicobar Islands 46
2. Andhra Pradesh 86,652
3. Arunachal Pradesh 15,627
4. Assam 2,76,081
5. Bihar 1,74,817
6. Chandigarh 4,167
7. Chhattisgarh 19,450
8. Delhi 1,55,924
9. Goa 3,025
10. Gujarat 1,59,240
11. Haryana 1,75,329
12. Himachal Pradesh 31,396
13. Jammu And Kashmir 98,954
14. Jharkhand 1,65,486
15. Karnataka 2,15,563
16. Kerala 1,28,427
17. Ladakh 74
18. Lakshadweep 0
19. Madhya Pradesh 1,98,894
20. Maharashtra 5,90,632
21. Manipur 25,019
22. Meghalaya 11,235
23. Mizoram 1,222
24. Nagaland 9,138
25. Odisha 2,35,515
26. Puducherry 3,286
27. Punjab 79,225
28. Rajasthan 4,37,678
29. Sikkim 1,341
30. Tamil Nadu 2,25,605
31. Telangana 90,643
32. The Dadra & Nagar Haveli And Daman & Diu 4,403
33. Tripura 49,111
34. Uttar Pradesh 7,14,561
35. Uttarakhand 82,728
36. West Bengal 1,30,027
Total 46,00,521

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