Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana
The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) announced the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) Antyodaya Diwas, on 25th September 2014. 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.
DDU-GKY is uniquely focused on rural youth between the ages of 15 and 35 years from poor families.
Implementation of DDU-GKY involves State Governments, Technical Support Agencies like the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD & PR), and Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs). Curriculum support is through National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) and the Sector Skill Councils (SSC) of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). MoRD has notified the Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to be followed while implementing the programme.
The stakeholder of the Skilling Ecosystem includes:
- The Implementers: The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD)/ National Mission Management Unit (NU), State Missions, Training Partners
- Technical Support and Knowledge Partners: Sector Skill Councils, National Council for Vocational Training
- Employer engagement and Industry partnership