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Facts for Prelims (FFP)


Source: PIB

 Context: The Pradhan Mantri Dakshata Aur Kushalata Sampanna Hitgrahi (PM-DAKSH) Yojana is a Central Sector Scheme launched in 2020-21 with the goal of enhancing the competency levels of specific target groups to make them employable, whether for self-employment or wage-employment, thereby contributing to their socio-economic development.

  • The scheme is primarily aimed at Scheduled Castes (SCs), Other Backward Classes (OBCs), Economically Backward Classes (EBCs), De-notified Tribes (DNTs), Safai Karamcharis (including waste pickers), and others.


 The eligibility criteria for the scheme are as follows:

  • Age: Between 18 to 45 years.
  • Income: No income limit for SCs, Safai Karamcharis (including waste pickers), and DNTs. For OBCs and EBCs, the annual family income should be below Rs. 3 lakh and Rs. 1 lakh, respectively.


The scheme offers various types of training programs with different durations and costs per candidate:

  • Up-skilling/Reskilling
  • Short Term Training
  • Entrepreneurship Development Programme
  • Long Term Training