Vidharbha Industries Association (VIA) in association with Textile Sector Skill Council (TSC), conducted a sensitization program for Textile mills at Nagpur on July 15, 2019 with due support from Gimatex Industries Pvt. Ltd. under the guidance of Prashant Mohota, MD-Gimatex Industries and Former Vice President of VIA. The workshop was attended by 30 textile professionals across varying fields.Recently released Employer led scheme of GoI flagship Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) was explained by TSC Representative Dr. Vijay Yadav at the workshop. Under this scheme, with good efforts of TSC, only Employers or Chamber/Association in consortium with Employers, primarily Textile Mills (covering Spinning, Weaving, Knitting and Processing) can directly train in any of the 19 job roles (courses of 340 hrs duration) and get reimbursed for the training cost to tune of Rs. 15,878 per candidate for the training duration of 45-60 days.
Employer need to take minimum 50% of those trained under the scheme for captive placement. After the training, if candidate is taken as apprentice (also considered as employed) the employer can get direct reimbursement of upto Rs. 1500 per month per apprentice for 12 months.Last date to apply for the Employer led scheme is 19th July ‘19. Thus, an Employer can typically get upto Rs. 34,000 for a candidate trained under PMKVY and absorbed as apprentice for 12 months.
Details on the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) scheme for Employers was explained under which they self-evaluate their existing employees (working for more than a year) as onetime process while requiring no formal training under the scheme. As onetime incentive Employer/Association get Rs. 300/employee while employee gets Rs. 500 in their respective bank accounts.
In both these skilling programs applicable for ONLY Employers, the candidate gets Government recognised skill certificate plus a Rs. 2 lacs Personal Accident Insurance (including Death and Permanent Disability) for 3 years after success assessment.VIA Vice-President Dr. Suhas Buddhe welcomed all and appreciated the efforts through skilling. He said, benefit of this scheme should be taken by all textile industries of Vidarbha Region. The Scheme is beneficial to both Employer and Employee too. It is in greater interest of the Employer to take advantage under the two different schemes available only to Employers (Textile Mills), namely, the RFP route for new training and RPL for existing employees.
Shakirkhan Pathan, Factory Manager, Gimatex Industries Pvt. Ltd. shaired his experience about benefits taken by his organization from the government under the scheme and motivated to participants to avail benefits out of it. He highlighted, specially the employees covered under accidental insurance in this scheme.
The reimbursement will be made in the employer account directly. He told the documentation process is lengthy but the scheme is highly beneficial to employer and employee also. Industries should ready to do efforts for avail maximum benefits.