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Ministry Of Rural Development

Deen Dayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushalya Yojana

Skill Development
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Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY), the skill training and placement program of the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), occupies a unique position amongst other skill training programs, due to its focus on the rural poor youth and its emphasis on sustainable employment through the prominence
and incentives are given to post-placement tracking, retention, and career progression.

Features of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana
  1. Enable Poor and Marginalized to Access Benefits - Demand led skill training at no cost to the rural poor
  2. Inclusive Program Design - Mandatory coverage of socially disadvantaged groups (SC/ST 50%; Minority 15%; Women 33%)
  3. Shifting Emphasis from Training to Career Progression - Pioneers in providing incentives for job retention, career progression and foreign placements
  4. Greater Support for Placed Candidates - Post-placement support, migration support and alumni network
  5. Proactive Approach to Build Placement Partnerships - Guaranteed Placement for at least 75% trained candidates
  6. Enhancing the Capacity of Implementation Partners- Nurturing new training service providers and developing their skills
  7. 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)
  8. 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
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