Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is skill-based training scheme started by the government of India for recognition and standardization of skills through Short term training, Recognition of Prior Learning(RPL), Special projects, Kaushal & Rozgar Mela, Placement Assistance, Continuous Monitoring and Standard Branding & Communication. 

            The objective of this Skill Certification Scheme is to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood. Under the PMKVY scheme, any Indian national who is 12th class dropouts or 10th pass students can enroll and join skill-based training course and pursue education to develop their skill set with free of cost. PMKVY has been implemented centrally through NSDC and also through the States. There are two components such as Centrally Sponsored Centrally Managed (CSCM) which is 75 % of the PMKVY funds available to MSDE for skilling through National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Centrally Sponsored State Managed (CSSM) which is 25% of the funds of PMKVY allocated to the States. Training programmes have been worked out on the basis of National Occupational Standards (NOS) and qualification packs specifically developed in various sectors of skills by various Sector Skill Councils (SSC) created with participation of Industries.

             PMKVY Mizoram has been implemented from the year 2017 by Labour, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Department (LESDE),Government of Mizoram and till today there are 38 training providers with 49 training centres who are from within and outside the states. Till date i.e 25th September 2020, the total target  approved by NSDC in 25 different job-roles are 13650 and from these targets the total number of students enrolled are 12869, trained – 8460, certified – 6878 and placed – 5388. From Mizoram PMKVY implementation, students who got placed get salary averagely around  ₹8,000 (US$110) within and outside the states. Presently, Mizoram is one of the top performers in India among the PMKVY implementing states having the total student enrollment percentage of 136.26% (from original target-9444) and 94.90% (from total target-13650) and placement percentage of 78.33% (from total number of certified).