Ministry : MSDE
Skill India is an initiative of the Government of India that aims to train over 40 crore people in India in different skills by 2022.
The initiatives include National Skill Development Mission, National Policy for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship 2015, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) scheme and the Skill Loan scheme.
The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) is responsible for co-ordination of all skill development efforts across the country, removal of disconnect between demand and supply of skilled manpower, building the vocational and technical training framework, skill up-gradation, building of new skills, and innovative thinking not only for existing jobs but also jobs that are to be created.
It is aided in these initiatives by – National Skill Development Agency (NSDA), National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), National Skill Development Fund (NSDF) and Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) as well as several training partners registered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
The Ministry also intends to work with the existing network of skill development centers, universities and other alliances in the field. Further, collaborations with relevant Central Ministries, State governments, international organizations, industry and Non-Government Organizations (NGO) have been initiated for multi-level engagement and more impactful implementation of skill development efforts.