In pursuance to the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s Skill India Mission, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology launched the Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana (RKVY) over Indian Railways on 17thSeptember, 2021. RKVY is designed to address training needs of the youth and aptitude vis-à-vis the industry requirements over a period of three years from 2021 to 2024. Indian Railways have set a target of imparting RKVY training to minimum 2500 aspirants per year by each zonal railway and production unit. The non-residential training of 100 hours/18 working days will be imparted free of cost in 75 nominated railway training institutes.
Trainee applicants between 18-35 years of age are shortlisted as per merit based on marks obtained in Class-X Board examinations. Applications can be submitted by online/off-line modes and details can be obtained from RKVY portal http://railkvy.indianrailways.gov.in and official websites of railway zones as provided in newspaper advertisements.
Over N. F. Railway, six Training Institutes have been identified under the scheme to impart training viz. Supervisors’ Training Centre/New Bongaigaon, Multi-Disciplinary Zonal Training Institute/Alipurduar, Multi-Disciplinary Divisional Training Institute/Katihar, Multi-Disciplinary Divisional Training Institute/Rangiya, Specialized Training Centre/Pandu, Guwahati and Specialized Training Centre/Dibrugarh in 10 trades i.e., 4 trades launched by Minister of Railways i.e., Electrician, Fitter, Machinist, Welder, and another 6 trades introduced by N. F. Railway i.e., Mechatronics, Track Laying, Concreting, AC Mechanic, Earthing and Basics of Information Technology, Signalling & Telecommunication in Indian Railway.
Under the leadership and guidance of Shri Anshul Gupta, the General Manager, the zonal railway has set a target of imparting RKVY training in 75 batches during 2021-22 by Railway Training Institutes of N. F. Railway in the spirit of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Supervisors’ Training Centre (STC)/New Bongaigaon has already completed the training course of first batch comprising of total 92 trainees w.e.f. 13.09.2021 to 04-10-2021in four trades i.e. 26 nos. in Electrician, 21 nos. in Fitter, 26 nos. in Welder and 19 nos. in Machinist. Out of total 92 trainees, 74 nos. are male trainees and 18 nos. are female trainees. Trainees have expressed lot of satisfaction of completion training. 2nd batch comprising of total 82 trainees for four trades of Electrician (28 nos.), Fitter (30 nos.), Machinist (20 nos.) and Welder (04 nos.) has started w.e.f. 18-10-2021 in STC/New Bongaigaon. The latest batch of RKVY training for newly introduced trades commenced on 25-10-2021 in 5 training institutes of N. F. Railway. Details are available on the website of N. F. Railway - https://nfr.indianrailways.gov.in/