Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana or DDU-GKY

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana or DDU-GKY

Introduction

  • The Vision of DDU-GKY is to “Transform rural poor youth into an economically independent and globally relevant workforce”.
  • It aims to target youth, in the age group of 15–35 years.
  • DDU-GKY is a part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), tasked with the dual objectives of adding diversity to the incomes of rural poor families and cater to the career aspirations of rural youth.

Objectives

  • Enable Poor and Marginalized to Access Benefits.
  • Mandatory coverage of socially disadvantaged groups (SC/ST 50%; Minority 15%; Women 33%).
  • Shifting Emphasis from Training to Career Progression.
  • 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.
  • Greater emphasis on projects for poor rural youth in Jammu and Kashmir (HIMAYAT).

Features

  • 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

Project Funding Support

  • DDU-GKY provides funding support for placement linked skilling projects that address the market demand with funding support ranging from Rs. 25,696 to over Rs. 1 lakh per person, depending on the duration of the project and whether the project is residential or non-residential.
  • DDU-GKY funds projects with training duration from 576 hours (3 months) to 2304 hours (12 months).
  • Funding components include support for training costs, boarding and lodging (residential programmes), transportation costs, post-placement support costs, career progression and retention support costs.