With a median age of 29 for its youth, India is currently experiencing its highest demographic dividend, which is expected to extend until 2040. About 62% of people between the ages of 15 and 59 are working age. The global workforce will shrink by 4% over the next 20 years, whereas India’s
population will grow by 32%. India has a majestic opportunity to provide a skilled workforce globally.
With this in mind and a vision to alleviate poverty through jobs/entrepreneurship, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 1.0 (PMKVY 1.0) was launched in July 2015. It was followed by PMKVY 2.0 and 3.0. Orders for the constitution of the Steering Committee and Executive Committee have been
issued. However, approval of PMKVY 4.0 from the Government is awaited. The book delves into the perceptions of the youth of Haryana on the key aspects of the PMKVY scheme and the benefits accrued thereafter.
Author- Col Ashwani Kumar Joshi (Retd), Ph.D.
Ashwani Kumar Joshi has over four decades of experience in Human Capital Development and is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad and Panjab University. After distinguished service in the Indian Army, he has garnered much acclaim in the corporate sector, wherein he has held leadership
positions for over 16 years, including Chief HR of a Company, CEO of a Sector Skill Council, consultant with ILO and one of the Big Four. He has a thorough awareness of the subtleties of the skill eco system. The people and the country as a whole could flourish as a result of this endeavor.
Abha Joshi, M.Ed., is an academician with over 30 years of experience. She is an intellectual, who has concentrated on enhancing young people’s cognitive abilities. As a co-author of this book, she did a lot of research into how the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana in Haryana has aided in
achieving youth’s aspirations, advancing Atmanirbhar Bharat as skilled professionals, and maximizing the demographic dividend of the country.
Co-author- Medha Pandey
Medha Pandey is an accomplished co-author of the book. She is the winner of the prestigious “Newcomer of the Year” award from Future of SaaS. A recipient of the prestigious Cattolica scholarship, she attained her Master’s in HR in Milan, Italy. With eight years of trailblazing experience in HR
Consulting with stints in Industry leaders like Deloitte, EY and Engagedly Inc. (continuing). The book is a testament to her profound understanding of skill ecosystem in driving socio-economic progress.