The government today said it will eventually phase out the franchisee model due to poor compliance under its flagship skilling scheme PMKVY and offer a chance to all franchisees to become training providers.
“As per PMKVY (2016-20) guidelines, only first level franchising is allowed and the franchisee centres will be given lower priority. It is planned to gradually phase out franchisee agreements,” Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.
According to numbers shared by Rudy, the top five states in terms of franchisee centres are Uttar Pradesh (399), Rajasthan (323), Haryana (143), Punjab (134) and Madhya Pradesh (118).
Several training partners and franchisees last month stormed into the office of the skill development ministry here, protesting against non-allocation of seats or skilling targets under the PMKVY scheme.
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