Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalaya Yojana(DDU-GKY)

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News:The Government has informed that around 4.39 lakh candidates have been trained during 2018-19 and 2019-20 under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalaya Yojana(DDU-GKY).

Facts:

About DDU-GKY:

  • Launched in 2014 by the Ministry of Rural Development(MoRD) as a part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM).
  • Aim:To transform rural poor youth into an economically independent and globally relevant workforce.
  • Eligibility:Rural youth in the age group of 15–35 years and SC/ ST/ Women/ PVTG/PWD upto 45 Yrs.

Salient Features of the scheme:

  • Provides funding support for placement linked skilling projects.
  • Demand led skill training at no cost to the rural poor.
  • Mandatory coverage of socially disadvantaged groups (SC/ST 50%; Minority 15%; Women 33%).
  • Post-placement support, migration support and alumni network.
  • Guaranteed Placement for at least 75% trained candidates.
  • Mandates independent third party assessment and certification.
  • Greater emphasis on projects for poor rural youth in Jammu and Kashmir (HIMAYAT) and North-East region and 27 Left-Wing Extremist (LWE) districts (ROSHINI).