Sintel Is Authorised Training Partner (TP) DDU-GKY PRN No : DL2017CR16242
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) aims to skill rural youth who are poor and provide them with jobs having regular monthly wages or above the minimum wages. It is one of the cluster of initiatives of the Ministry
of Rural Development, Government of India that seeks to promote rural livelihoods. It is a part of the National
Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) – the Mission for poverty reduction called Aajeevika. The scheme will benefit more than 55 million poor rural youth who are ready to be skilled by
providing sustainable employment. This scheme derives importance from its potential to reduce poverty. It is also designed to be a major contributor to the Prime Minister’s ‘Make in India‘ campaign.
To reduce poverty by enabling poor for households to access gainful and sustainable employment through employment that provides
regular wages. Guiding Principles
Full social inclusion of the candidates is ensured by the mandatory coverage of socially disadvantaged group. 50% of the funds would be earmarked for SCs and STs, 15% to
minorities and 3% for persons with disabilities. One third of the persons covered should be women. Regional inclusion of candidates is enabled through a special sub scheme for the
youth of Jammu and Kashmir called Himayat, which MoRD operates under ASDP for state which covers urban as well as rural youth and Below Poverty line (BPL) as well as Above
Poverty line (APL) persons. Moreover, Roshni – a special scheme for tribal areas and critical Left Wing Extremist (LWE) affected districts with separate guidelines has been launched
that takes into account the peculiar situation in selected critical LWE districts. Particularly it provides training for different time periods.
DDU-GKY follows a 3-tier implementation model. The DDU-GKY National Unit at MoRD functions as the policy-making, technical support and facilitation agency.
The DDU-GKY State Missions provide implementation support; and the Project Implementing Agencies implement the programme through skilling and placement projects.
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 under DDU-GKY funds a
variety of skill training programs covering over 250 trades sectors such as Retail, Hospitality, Health, Construction, Automotive, Leather,
Electrical, Plumbing, Gems and Jewelry, etc. The only mandate is that skill training should be demand based and lead to placement of at least
75% of the trainees. In funding projects, priority is given to PIAs offering:
DDU-GKY is applicable to the entire country. The scheme is being implemented currently in 33 States/UTs across 610 districts partnering currently with over 202 PIAs
covering more than 250 trades across 50+sectors.