New Delhi : National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is implementing central component of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) across the country including Parbhani and Osmanabad district of Maharashtra, which is for all sections of the society, including Divyangjan (Persons with Disability). Under PMKVY, there are incentives to encourage participation of Divyangjan in the skill training, namely, monthly conveyance support (Rs. 1500 for Conveyance outsidethe Home District/ Rs.1000 for conveyance within the Home District) being directly paid to the candidates while financial support of Rs.5000 for assistive devices, aid and appliances; and boarding and lodging as per Common Cost Norms being provided to the Training Provider (TP).
Also, an exclusive Sector Skill Council for Divyangjan known as Skill Council for PwD (SCPwD) has been created for addressing the skilling needs of the Divyangjan. SCPwD empanels Divyangjan-friendly training centres, which are structurally designed to cover Braille, computer screen reader for visually impaired; sign language interpreter for speech and hearing impaired, etc.
48,476 Divyangjan have been trained/oriented as on 10.07.2021 under central component of PMKVY across the country.
RozgarMelas are being conducted by NSDC for all persons including Divyangjan.
The information was given by the Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, DharmendraPradhan in a written reply in the LokSabha today.