Topics Covered: Employment related issues.
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushlaya Yojana
What to study?
For Prelims: Key features of the programme.
For Mains: Need for and significance of spilling and placement linked trainings.
Context: The National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) will soon undertake real-time assessment of government’s flagship youth employment scheme the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushlya Yojana (DDU-GKY).
- The institute has developed an enterprise resource planning platform called ‘Kaushal Bharath,’ to enable states to capture data on projects under DDU-GKY and for the information to be collated in one system.
About Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY):
It is a placement linked skill development program which allows skilling in a PPP mode and assured placements in regular jobs in an organization not owned by the skilled person. DDU-GKY is being undertaken as PPP Project all over the country through Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) registered with the Ministry of Rural Development.
- Further, Guidelines of the scheme mandate State Governments to take up skill training projects with Corporate Social Responsibility funding.
- DDU-GKY Guidelines provide for setting apart 15% of the funds of the funds at for national level beneficiaries from among minority groups.
- Rural Youth:15 – 35 Yrs
- SC/ST/Women/PVTG/PWD: upto 45 Yrs
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