Under PMKVY, there are certain incentives to encourage participation of Persons with Disabilities, (PwD) in the skill training namely; post placement support, monthly conveyance allowance, boarding and lodging etc. There is an exclusive Sector Skill Council for PwDs namely Skill Council for PwD (SCPwD) for catering to the needs of the PwD candidates and run training in PwD-friendly training centres. Such centres are structurally designed to enable PwD candidates to experience a beneficial training such as availability of Braille, computer screen reader for visually impaired, sign language interpreter for speech and hearing impaired at Training Centres.
The Financial year wise details of enrolled, trained, assessed, certified and placed Persons with Disabilities under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) (2016-20), as on 11.11.2019, is given in table below:
This information was given by the Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri R.K. Singh in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.