This Scheme shall be implemented through Public-Private and Public-Public
NSDC will be the implementing agency for this Scheme and NSDF shall monitor the
implementation of the Scheme, using mutually agreed criteria with NSDC.
The Scheme will provide monetary incentives for successful completion of,
market-driven skill training to approximately ten lakh youth in in a span of one
year from the date of implementation of the scheme.
All trainings will be specifically oriented for developing skills in specific
Assessment and training bodies for all purposes of the Scheme will be separate
and no overlap of roles will be allowed to maintain transparency and
The monetary reward will be wholly funded by the Ministry of Finance, Government
of India, and will be affected through direct bank transfer to the
Appropriate consideration will be provided to the economically backward
4.1 Eligible Sectors and Job Roles
a) While the Scheme is intended to cover all job roles in all
sectors, it will initially cover only a limited number of high-market-demand Job
Roles in specified economic sectors from Levels I to IV in the NVEQF/NSQF.
b) NOSs and QPs for these roles will be prepared by the
respective SSCs, and will constitute 80% of the entry-level workforce in
Content and Eligible Providers
a) To ensure that benefit is extended only to the trainees
taking courses which are aligned to NOSs and QPs for eligible Sectors and Job
Roles, a select list of training institutions to offer these courses will be
approved for the purposes of this Scheme.
b) All institutions, government or private (who, during the
last two years, have been selected by any State Government or any Ministry of
the Government of India to implement any Government funded or sponsored Scheme),
or are NSDC partners, shall be deemed to be part of the approved list of
training providers under this Scheme. All such deemed approved training
providers will need to get each training course they propose to offer, aligned
to NOS and QPs of various eligible job roles corresponding to Levels I to IV of
c) Those training providers, who have no prior affiliation
with any government institution or NSDC, will go through a pre-screening process
of the SSCs according to an Affiliation Protocol prepared by NSDC/SSC.
d) The willingness of a training provider to permit trainees
to pay part of their fees after the monetary reward has been received, shall be
considered while approval is granted for such training provider to be part of
e) No fees shall be charged by the SSCs for the approval
process of training providers at Para
4.2 (b) above, for each Courseware aligned to a job role. Charges will be
applicable only for training of trainers and their assessments.
f) The list of all the training providers in the skill
development space that have been associated with any government institution
shall be available on the NSDA website.
g) The list of all the training providers in the skill
development space that are NSDC partners, and those that are pre-screened as per Para 4.2 (c) above shall be available on the NSDC
website in addition to the QPs, NOS, Approved Sectors and Job Roles.
h) Training programs will be for a minimum of 30 days
duration and will include training on social skills like health, hygiene,
communication skills etc. It will be ensured that assessments are planned by
SSCs only after 30 days of commencement of the training. The 30 days duration of
training may also include On the Job training, Internships etc. if required.
a) No entity that is engaged in providing training under this
Scheme shall be eligible to be approved as an assessment and certification
b) All assessment agencies will be pre-screened and approved
by the SSCs and their details updated on the SDMS.
c) Initially a select set of assessment agencies with pan
national presence, and having demonstrated ability to assess the eligible
training content w.r.t NOS and QPs, will be selected. Later the Scheme would be
made open to all eligible assessment agencies.
d) In due course, any institution or body offering assessment
services can apply to work with specific SSCs, for designated NOS and QPs for
eligible sectors and job roles.
e) All assessments will conform to assessment guidelines laid
down by the concerned SSC for each QP. Any candidate can undergo assessment any
number of times for qualifying for a particular job role, at any approved
assessment agency. A candidate has to undergo formal training as a prerequisite
f) Assessment Fees charged to candidates for each assessment
will be capped as follows:
Assessment Fees charged to candidates for each assessment will be
capped as follows:
i. Courses aligned to shop floor job roles in manufacturing –
maximum ₹ 1,500
ii. All other Courses – maximum ₹ 1,000
In line with the objectives stated above, this Scheme is applicable to any
candidate of Indian nationality who:
a) undergoes a skill development training in an eligible
sector by an eligible training provider as defined above;
b) is certified during the span of one year from the date of
launch of the scheme by approved assessment agencies as defined above;
c) is availing of this monetary award for the first and only
time during the operation of this Scheme.
The Scheme is currently meant only for candidates availing themselves of skill
development trainings from eligible providers. Recognition of Prior Learning may
be covered later during the currency of the Scheme.
4.5 Placement and Awards
a) The banking network will be used for direct transfer of
the funds to the candidates / training provider. The reward corpus will be
placed with a nodal bank in each District in consultation with the Indian Banks
Association that will then create a consortium to ensure disbursement of the
amount into the account of the beneficiary/ies. Details of such Banks in each
district would be given wide publicity on relevant websites.
b) Monetary Award for Certification is as follows:
NSQF Levels 1 & 2
NSQF Levels 3 & 4
Service & Other Sectors
c) Each category would have pre-defined number of awards.
Once the number for a particular category gets exhausted, only proposals for the
remaining categories would be entertained. The numbers for each category would
be mentioned in the NSDA and NSDC’s website and would be subject to a periodic
review. The numbers for each category would be mentioned in the NSDA and NSDC’s
website and would be subject to a periodic review.
d) In order to enable the financially disadvantaged to use
the award money to fund a part of the training cost, the training providers will
allow candidates to pay part of the course fee (minimum 25% of the prescribed
fee) and the balance will be paid to the training provider from the monetary
award whenever the candidate is eligible for its receipt. However this amount
shall not exceed the total amount that the candidate is eligible for. At the
time of enrollment for the course, the trainee will have to pay some part of the
course fee (minimum 25% of the prescribed fee), so that the candidate has a
sustained interest in the completion of the course.
e) A Complaints / Grievance cell for this Scheme would be set
up which shall include representatives of the SSCs, the NSDC and the NSDA. The
first level of redress would be the Governing Council of the relevant SSC and a
second level would be the NSDA.
a) SDMS will have the central repository of data which can be
utilized by various stake holders to monitor this Scheme.
b) All agencies, like SSCs, training institutions, assessment
agencies etc. will have access to SDMS to maintain a central repository of
c) Independent evaluation of the Scheme will be done by the
NSDA based on agreed criteria with NSDC.
candidate can enroll in any course from the list of registered courses in
specified high demand sectors. The candidate can pursue the course with any of
the approved training providers.
candidate needs to intimate the training providers that he/she intends to
participate in the Scheme. The details of the student shall then be entered in
to the SDMS database along with the UID/NPR number (or if neither is available,
the mobile number of the candidate), and contact details. The training provider
will facilitate the enrolment of the candidate in UIDAI/NPR Scheme and update
the mobile number with the UID/NPR number.
from economically disadvantaged sections will be allowed to pay initial fees
equal to the difference between the training cost and the reward money they are
eligible for. In such cases the candidate can authorize payment of the reward
money to be directly transferred to the training provider after the candidate
successfully passes the assessment. Bank details of such candidates shall be
mandatorily taken at the time of registration, or opening of account.
completion of the training, the candidate may get assessed by any of the
approved assessment agencies as specified in 4.3 above.
details of the assessments are captured on SDMS and forwarded to the concerned
assessment agency, in association with SSCs, will award a secure certificate
with a QR bar code for successful completion and assessment of a course through
the SDMS. The certificate will be electronically verified using a CAM device and
linked to UID/NPR number of the candidate.
the candidate has successfully completed a course which is already being
certified by agencies other than SSCs in the existing market scenario, such as
universities, school boards, NCVT, SCVT, internationally recognized
certification agencies etc., SSCs shall work with these institutions for award
of dual certification for the course.
certification fees shall be paid by the candidate to the assessment agencies as
defined in 4.3 (f) above.
award and issue of the certificate will be captured in SDMS.
successfully meeting all eligibility criteria as specified in 4.4 above, the
candidate shall be eligible for the monetary reward.
verification of the secure certificate by the approved training provider and
updation of SDMS, NSDC will instruct the bank to credit the candidate’s bank
account directly. Alternately the award money may also be paid as bank draft in
the name of the beneficiary.
the fees have been paid in part, the training provider will be paid by NSDC
through a direct bank transfer.
the monetary reward is given under the Scheme and the candidates’ record has
been updated on SDMS, no further payment will be made using the secure