PMKVY (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana) comes under the scheme of “Skill India” which was launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 15th July 2015. It is a flagship scheme of the Government of India implemented through National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). This scheme aims to provide aptitude to the Indian youth towards major skills and raise the standard of working and the efficiency to complete the job. Training is imparted in accordance with National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) with strict monitoring guidelines enforced by NSDC.Under PMKVY, special focus is given to RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) by recognizing prior competencies of the assessed candidates and provides a certificate and monetary reward on successful completion of assessments. RPL is an important step towards getting formal acceptance and respect for informally acquired knowledge and skills. Recognition brings respect, increases productivity, creates options for growth through RPL. Chanu Creations, Imphal, Manipur has been trained RPL training to 150 weavers in North Sikkim District on the job role ‘‘Two Shaft Handloom Weaver’’ under Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) through National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) as Project Implementing Agency (PIA). It shows the trainees a path to bridge their current knowledge and skill levels to reach a competency level or go for higher skills for professional growth. Today the 20th December 2018, the certificate distribution ceremony for the certified RPL trainees of North Sikkim District was held in Tingvong, North Sikkim. The event was attended by Passang Doma Lepcha Ex-Panchayat Dzong North Sikkim District, Smt. Chirom Indira (National Awardee 2015, Nari Shakti Puraskar Awardee 2017, DMA All India Women Entrepreneur Awardee 2017 & Vasundhara Hall of Fame Awardee 2018, Women Transforming India Awardee 2018) Proprietor/CEO Chanu Creations, Onkit Lepcha Social worker, Shri W. Joyshankar Luwang, Project Manager Chanu Creations, Shri Prakash Rai and Jorden Lepcha (Social Workers) were grace the function as Chief Guest, President and Guest of Honours respectively.
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