Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program

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    • Recently, the Union Minister of Education and Skill Development presented certificates to NDMC workers for completing the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program in Delhi.

    About Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program

    • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process used to evaluate a person’s existing skill sets, knowledge and experience gained either by working on-the-job or learning over the years.
    • Ministry
      • The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship launched Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana in the year 2015.
        • Recognition of Prior Learning is a component of the PMKVY Scheme.
        • It is being implemented under the SANKALP Programme
    • Implementing agency
      • The implementing agency for the programme is the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
    • Significant Features of RPL
      • No fee is charged from a candidate for participating in the RPL program.
      • RPL recognizes the value of learning acquired outside a formal setting and provides a government certificate for an individual’s skills.
      • Every successfully certified candidate receives INR 500.
      • Candidates receive exposure to concepts of digital and financial literacy.
      • Candidates receive accidental insurance coverage for three years at free of cost.
    • Aim 
      • The objective of this Skill Certification Scheme was 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 this programme the workers will be skilled in multiple trades across construction, electrical, plumbing, pottery, handicrafts and more.
      • To provide opportunities for reducing inequalities based on privileging certain forms of knowledge over others. 

    Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

    • Launched in 2015, it is a flagship program of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) implemented by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). 
    • Under PMKVY, training and assessment fees are paid completely by the Government. Pay-outs are provided to the Training Providers (TPs) in alignment with the common norms. 
    • Funding: The scheme is being implemented at the Centre and the State level with a 50:50 allocation of funds and targets with more enhanced involvement of District Skill Committees (DSC).

    Source:PIB