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Background & Introduction of DDU-GKY

DDU-GKY - Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (erstwhile known as the Aajeevika Skills Program) has the vision of “Transforming Rural Poor Youth into Economically Independent and Globally Relevant Workforce”.


DDU-GKY aims to achieve this vision with an inclusive agenda, standards-led delivery focused on industry requirements and its outreach that makes skills acquisition aspirational amongst the rural poor, thereby helping to create an empowered and productive workforce.


DDU-GKY is unique in its focus and approach to skilling. It is the only national level program that is fully focused on youth from poor rural families to ensure that the majority of the potential demographic dividend which resides in the villages of the country are equipped with skills to participate in economic growth of the country. In its design and mandate DDU-GKY gives priority to disadvantaged groups such as the SC/ ST/ women/ minorities and people with disability (PWD), victims of human trafficking and particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTGs) and other such vulnerable groups.


DDU-GKY also has been pioneer in setting the very first standards for infrastructure and processes for skill delivery in the country, supported by a quality frame work that puts self-regulation at the heart of its quality policy. In its objective to benchmark skills to global standards, DDU-GKY has also been the first mover to introduce information technology supported by tablets for every trainee, soft-skills and English language delivery.


DDU-GKY is implemented through a 3 tier structure with MORD at the apex as the policy making, facilitation and coordination agency; the State Skill Missions (SSMs) / State Rural Livelihood Missions (SRLMs) as the state level nodal implementation support agencies and external organizations (Corporates, Societies, NGOs, Private Skill Training providers) as Project Implementation Agencies (PIAs) who serve as the skill and placement providers under the program.


Rural Youth from age group 18 – 35 years are selected, counselled, skill trained and finally provided with an employment to sustain their livelihood. Each of you is privileged to be a trainee in this training programme. All will undergo a 3/6/9 months training programme and will be placed in a job soon after the training.

Last Updated: 13-06-2022 12:57 PM Updated By: MIS Consultant

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