The objective of this Scheme is to encourage and promote Skill Development for the youth
throughout the country by aligning itself with the Common Norms guidelines. The scheme also needs
to be aligned to complement all other Missions of the Government, such as Make in India, Digital
India, Swachh Bharat, and Smart Cities. Specifically, the Scheme aims to:
Enable and mobilize a large number of youth to take up industry designed quality skill training, become employable and earn their livelihood.
Increase productivity of the existing workforce, and align skill training with the actual needs of the country.
Encourage standardization of the Certification process and put in place the foundation for creating a registry of skills.
Benefit 10 million youth over the period of four years (2016- 2020).