What is Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana?


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Recently, to empower youth by providing them entry-level skill training in Railway Training Institutes, “Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana” (RKVY) has been notified.

About Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana:

  • It is a skill development scheme with a special focus on providing training for jobs that are relevant to the Railways.
  • It is a sub-scheme under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY).
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Railway.

 Key Features of the scheme

  • The training is imparted in fourteen (14) industry-relevant technical trades such as Electrician, Welder, Machinist, Fitter etc.
  • The training is provided free of cost to the candidates and there is no provision for providing employment under this scheme.
  • Participants will be selected from applications received online, following a transparent mechanism based on marks in matriculation.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Candidates, who had passed class X and are aged between 18 and 35 are eligible to apply.
  • After the end of the program, trainees have to pass a standardized assessment followed by a certificate in the allotted trade by the National Rail and Transportation Institute.


Q1) What is the objective of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana?

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.

Source: Indian Railways imparts training to more than 15000 Candidates under Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana