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Foundation Day of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) celebrated as “Kaushal Se Kal Badlenge”

28th September, 2020 Economy

Features of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana

  • Enable Poor and Marginalized to Access Benefits
  • Demand led skill training at no cost to the rural poor
  • Inclusive Program Design
  • Mandatory coverage of socially disadvantaged groups (SC/ST 50%; Minority 15%; Women 33%)
  • Shifting Emphasis from Training to Career Progression
  • Pioneers in providing incentives for job retention, career progression and foreign placements
  • Greater Support for Placed Candidates
  • Post-placement support, migration support and alumni network
  • Proactive Approach to Build Placement Partnerships
  • Guaranteed Placement for at least 75% trained candidates
  • Enhancing the Capacity of Implementation Partners
  • Nurturing new training service providers and developing their skills
  • Regional Focus
  • Greater emphasis on projects for poor rural youth in Jammu and Kashmir (HIMAYAT),
  • The North-East region and 27 Left-Wing Extremist (LWE) districts (ROSHINI)

Standards-led Delivery

  • All program activities are subject to Standard Operating Procedures that are not open to interpretation by local inspectors. All inspections are supported by geo-tagged, time stamped videos/photographs.

Beneficiary Eligibility

  • Rural Youth:15 - 35 Yrs
  • SC/ST/Women/PVTG/PWD: upto 45 Yrs