Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Deen Dayal Upadhayaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana

Know About Deen Dayal Upadhayaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana: An Overview

Deen Dayal Upadhaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) is the flagship placement linked skill training programme under the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD). DDU-GKY is a pioneer in standards – led delivery of skilling in India , the first to notify standard operating procedures for training and the first to introduce IT solution for skilling, including mandatory tablets for trainees, Aadhar -linked biometric information on attendance and gro-tagged time- stamped record of training centres and classes.

Important Highlights:

DDU-GKY Registration at a Glance

    1Total number of application filed for Permanent Registration Number allotment3376
    2Number of applicants alloted Permanent Registration Number1775
    3Number of faulty applications returned1533
    4Number of applicants pending allotment of Permanent Registration Number17
    5Number of alloted Permanent Registration Numbers withdrawn after Review1
    6Number of Applicant Organisations Debarred0
    7Number of Applicant Organisations Blacklisted0
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  • Announced on September 23, 2014 , DDU-GKY is a critical component of the National Skill Development policy.
  • It was launched by Union Minsters Nitin Gadkari and Venkaiah Naidu on the occasion of 98th birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.
  • It aims to target youth, under the age group of 15–35 years
  • Scheme corpus is Rs.1500 crore.
  • The scheme will also benefit more than 55 million poor rural youth who are ready to be skilled by providing sustainable employment.
  • AIM: To convert India’s demographic surplus into a demographic divided by developing rural India into a globally preferred source of skilled labour.
  • MISSION: To reduce poverty by enabling poor for households to access gainful and sustainable employment through employment  that  provides a regular  wage.

Main Key Features:

The DDU-GKY is a market led, placement- linked  training program for the rural youth, undertaken  through the PPP by project Implementing Agencies (PIA) PIAs are mandated  to assure placement  to 75 per cent to candidates  trained by them. The  focus of these programmes is on the rural youth from  poor families  in the age group of 15 to 35 years , belonging to :
  • The programme promote the prime Minister’s Make in India ‘s Campaign through Industry Internships, supported by joint partnership between industry Internship, supported by joint partnerships between industry and DDU-GKY.
  • Socially disadvantaged  groups – 50 per cent  allocation to SC/ST groups, 15 percent to minorities and 33 per cent for women.
  • DDU-GKY is applicable to the entire country. By  training holistic, job-ready candidates  to simultaneously meet  our  objectives of economic growth and  poverty alleviation under the DDU-GKY strategy, helping industries prosper grow, not just nationally but on a global level.


  • There is a strong  demand for economic opportunities  among  the poor , as well as immense opportunities in terms of developing their  work abilities.
  • Social mobilization, as well a network of strong institutions are essential in order to develop India ‘s demographic surplus  into a dividend.
  • Quality  and standards are paramount in the delivery of skills, in order to make the rural poor desirable to both Indian and global employers.

Image source: Indian Express newspaper

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