DDU-GKY is thedemand-driven placement-linked skill training initiative of the Ministry of Rural Development,Government of India (MoRD), uniquely aimed at rural poor youth between 15 and 35 years of age,with the purpose to create income diversity in poor families and help rural youth realize their career aspirations.
DDU-GKY has its origins in the ‘Special Projects’ component of the Swarnajayanti Gram SwarozgarYojana (SGSY), which was positioned as a holistic livelihoods intervention in 2004. The SGSY special projects provided time-bound training and capacity building for bringing a specific number of Below Poverty Line (BPL) families above poverty through skilling and placement in jobs that provided regular wage employment. Up until May 2013, around 8.60 lakh had been trained and 6.80 lakh youth had been given placement. This programme was revisited under a new Skills framework and repositioned under Aajeevika as DeenDayalUpadhyaya – GrameenKaushalyaYojana (DDU-GKY) on AntyodayaDiwas (25th Sep 2013) with the launch of new Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
DDU-GKY was set up to provide hopes and aspirations for a better quality of life to a large section of the rural poor. India has approximately 55 million rural youth between the age group of 15-35 yrs. who are below poverty line and with16.16 million persons entering into the working age each year, there is a need for them to be skilled, reskilled and up-skilled.
However, it is estimated that only 4.69% of the total workforce in India has undergone formal skill training as compared to 68% in UK, 75% in Germany, 52% in USA, 80% in Japan and 96% in South Korea. On the other side, there is a demand of 109.73 million skilled manpower by 2022 in twenty-four key sectors.
Therefore DDU-GKY seeks to fill this gap by imparting specific set of Modular Employable Skills (MES) needed to access full time jobs in the formal sector.
DDU-GKY is currently being implemented in 21 States and UTs, impacting youth from 568 districts, by over 670 projects being implemented by over 300 Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs). At present, DDU-GKY has over 1.55 lakh candidates currently in training and placements. In the coming 2-3 years, DDU-GKY approved projects to impact over 13 lakh rural poor youth at a cost of over Rs. 4,300 Cr.
DDU-GKY provides demand-driven placement-linked skill training so that you can learn a new skill, earn your way to new identity, gain respect and fulfill your income and career aspirations. The following services are to be provided to every enrolled candidate:
As per National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015, the skill demand in India is 109.73 million. This translates to over 16 million each year from now, of whom 3 million are already being trained in Universities / Colleges. Out of the balance 13 million, close to 50% need to be trained in Modular Employable Skills (MES). By 2020, India is also expected to have a surplus of 56 million youth while the rest of the world faces a shortage of 47 million. Moreover, in a fast changing industrial environment, it is recognised that skill building is not a static process and that individual’s skills needs to be upgraded continuously if the workforce is to remain relevant and employable. Hence looking at the current and the upcoming demand of skilled force, you should get skilled trained to start earning, become eligible for better jobs, build a career and improve your current lifestyle.
Rural youth from poor families in the age group of 15 to 35 years, (relaxed for categories stated in FAQ 8). While DDU-GKY aims for Participatory Identification of Poor (PIP) as the aspired process for inducting needy candidates, interim any of the following will ensure eligibility into DDU-GKY sponsored skill training programs:
Further, to promote social inclusion, DDU-GKY insists on mandatory coverage of socially disadvantaged groups (SC/ST 50%, Minority 15%, Women 33%) and 3% for Persons with Different Abilities (PwDs) through reservations/ earmarked funds in every project.
Yes, the upper-age limit for women candidates, and candidates belonging to Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs), Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), Transgender and other Special Groups like rehabilitated bonded labour, victims of trafficking, manual scavengers, trans-genders, HIV positive persons, etc. shall be extended by 10 years to 45 years.
Yes, you would be required to furnish any of the following documents as your identity proof:
Apart from the above, the reserved category would need to furnish any of the following proofs:
All candidates who hail from poor families, and are between the ages of 15 and 35 years, are eligible for the training programs. For women and other vulnerable groups like persons with disabilities, the upper age limit is relaxed to 45 years.
DDU-GKY is industry agnostic. That said, its current training partners offer training programs in over 82 sectors, covering over 450 job-roles or trades. Candidates can only choose from skills offered in their vicinity/ assigned projects in their district. Please click on the link below to view the list.
DDU-GKY’s current training partners offer training programs in over 82 sectors, covering over 450 job-roles or trades. Candidates can only choose from job-roles under skills offered in their vicinity/ assigned projects in their district. Please click on the link below to view the list.
From a welder making the Maruti car to an Entrepreneur in the Agriculture sector to an X-Ray machineassistant in a Super Speciality Hospital to a Sales Person selling premium shirts to a Back-Office professional working on computers, DDU-GKY’s current training partners offer training programs in over 82 sectors, covering over 450 job-roles or trades. Candidates can only choose from job-roles under skills offered in their vicinity/ assigned projects in their district. Please click on the link below to view the list.
Yes the best thing for you is to be chosen for the training of a skill you are already good at. You can get in touch with our nearest training provider and take an aptitude test conducted by them. This will tell you what you are good at and which skill to choose.
Under DDU-GKY, several educational institutions of repute, corporate training houses and NGOs have been sanctioned projects. The DDU-GKY is the first skill training initiative in the country to have set benchmarks for minimum standards and quality benchmarks in service delivery through its framework of Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and all its sanctioned projects implemented by its partners (PIAs) need to comply with all applicable standards. DDU-GKY approves training programs with curriculum as recommended by NCVT (National Council for Vocational Training) or as identified in the Qualification Packs (QPs) based on NOS (National Occupational Standards) by the respective SSCs (Sector Skills Council) of NSDC (National Skill Development Council).
No. DDU-GKY subsidizes 100% cost of skill training of candidates at its approved training centres implemented by its PIAs in sanctioned projects. There are no fees. There are no registration charges. There are no examination or certification charges. There are no placement charges. However, candidates are required to attend all classes and OJT, put in hard work and effort to learn a trade and achieve a minimum of 70% marks in the final exam to pass.
DU-GKY offers three-month, six-month, nine-month and twelve-month training courses, the duration for which are 576 hours, 1152 hours, 1728 hours and 2304 hours respectively. OJT (On-the-Job Training) is also a part of these trainings, with 30 days for a 576 hours (three-month) course, 60 days for a 1152 hours (six-months) course and 90 days for a 1728 hours (nine-months) course and 120 days for a 2304 hours (twelve-month) course.
Currently, most of the training projects are full-time. However basis the need of the project, the following training provisions have been made:
If your attendance is lower than 50%, then you will not be eligible to appear for the final assessment and certification. Therefore it is essential that you attend all classes and work hard to get your certificate and placement offer. This certificate is recognized by the government and will be useful for all subsequent job applications you make.
Yes, you will be provided a government recognized certificate upon successful completion of the training. In the case of training programs implemented under NCVT curricula, NCVT through its accredited assessors will perform the external assessment on completion of the duration of the course and provide the necessary co-branded certification upon passing. In case of QP-NOS, accredited third-party assessors appointed by SSCs of NSDC will perform the external assessment upon completion of the duration of the course or minimum hours as identified by DDU-GKY and provide successful candidates with co-branded certification. Most employers recognize the Certificate as a symbol of learning and achievement, which will get you a job with higher salary. It will also be recognized when applying for Government jobs (if advertised and relevant for the position offered).
In some training programs, which are of longer duration, like 12 months, you will get the opportunity to complete a school year. The training centre will provide linkages with National Open Schools so that you can enroll for the class as well as complete your class examination along-side the training program. However, this facility is available only in some training programs. You will need to check before joining the training program. At the same time, all training centres will encourage and support you in the endeavor to complete your schooling.
You can find a training centre near your place and contact them directly by clicking on this link Map Listing
Alternatively, you can get enrolled with your Gram Panchayat or Gram RozgarSewak, who in turn will recommend the nearby Training Centre or its mobilization staff to meet you and offer you counselling and guidance
A typical training centre can be non-residential or residential depending on the project as sanctioned, need of the course and location of the centre. Below are the actual images of some of the training centres:
Each training centre conforms to minimum standards or benchmarks identified in Chapter 6 of the Standard Operating Procedures, Part 1 and should consists of a separate academic areas, assembly areas, administrative areas and residential areas. In the academic areas, you will find classrooms, domain skills labs (places where you will find the same equipment as you will in a job) for practical training, and computer centre with 1 computer per candidate, high speed always on Internet access. In residential projects, in the residential areas you will find a dormitory with a bed and cupboard for each candidate. In both the assembly areas and residential areas (if separate), you will find a cafeteria that will provide you with at least 1 meal/ snack (in non-residential projects) and 2 full meals (in residential projects).
The following facilities are available at every training centre:
Yes, in case of residential projects where the training centres are set-up in towns, we provide residential facilities with free accommodation and food. In case of non-residential projects, you will get Rs. 100/- for every 8 hours of training attended (workday) towards conveyance and meal allowance which will be transferred directly to your bank account in regular intervals during the training course.
Please refer to FAQ number 22.
Before the selection is made, the PIA training centre will test your inherent aptitude and skill. If you are found suitable, then you are inducted into the training batch. If even after induction, you feel you are not suited for the training or jobs that will result from the training, you can meet with the counselor in the training centre and drop from the program before the batch is frozen for the training, within the first 10 days.
Under DDU-GKY,the training partners are mandated to place atleast 75% of the successful candidates in jobs, offering a minimum salary (CTC) of Rs. 6000 per month. This amount will include any incentive or facility the company will provide you with like transport or meals or accommodation etc. Else, the applicable charge may be deducted from your monthly salary.
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If you have to drop-out of training, then you will not get your certificate or placement. However, if there is another such project sanctioned in your district of domicile, then you may get the opportunity again.
Yes, most of the skilling courses have provision for providing On-the-Job Training (OJT). The maximum permissible days for OJT are 30 days for three month course, 60 days for six month course, 90 days for a nine month course and 120 days for a 1 year course. In case of courses having duration between three months to 12 months, besides the standard duration of 3, 6, 9 and 12 months, the maximum OJT allowed shall be 1/3rd of the total course duration or 120 days, which ever is lower.
Some of our top recruiters among companies are:
The minimum salary assured after our training program is Rs. 6000 per month. In case you are placed in a foreign job, the minimum salary would be US$500 per month (Rs. 30,000/- approximately). The maximum salary would depend upon the job profile and the capability of the candidate.
Yes, under DDU-GKY candidates are also eligible for post-placement support, wherein Rs. 1,000 per month will be transferred directly to your bank account for a period of 2 months in case you are placed within the district of domicile, for 3 months if you are placed within the state of domicile and for 6 months in case the placement happens outside the state of domicile. This is in addition to your salary earned from the employer and is to enable you to focus on the job and settle down at the earliest.
Each training programs empowers you to perform in your job, having trained you with the same equipment that you will find in your everyday job. However, if for some reason, you are unable to perform at the job, but have the potential and desire to work, the PIA will try to place in another job more suitable to you. In every case, you are expected to work hard and perform in your job.
Please refer to FAQ number 35.
Apart from the post-placement support mentioned in FAQ number 34, States implementing the DDU-GKY programs (through their SRLMs) are in the process of setting-up Migration support centres across all operational states which would provide the following services:
Yes, basis the need of the employer and the requirement of the job, you could also be placed in a foreign job, with a minimum salary of US$500 per month (Rs. 30,000/- approximately).
No. Government sponsors your training at an institute of repute and the PIA will place you in industry.
Training centres under the DDU-GKY offer you courses approved by NCVT or Qualifications Packs for NOS as devised by the Sector Skills Councils of NSDC. In addition, all training centres offer domain labs, which usually have the same equipment as you will find in your job. And you will get additional courses in soft skills, functional English and Computers. You will also get to work and learn from a Tablet PC in some training centres. Most of the DDU-GKY training partners use very innovative teaching techniques that use a lot of videos and employ qualified trainers. As a result, training that you get under this program will make you job-ready and capable of performing in the placement provided.
In all training courses, you will be trained in the skills needed to grow in your job and profile. But you need to work hard and ensure that your superiors and employers find you suitable for promotions from time to time.
All training programs under the DDU-GKY are devised to make you capable for a job. There are no classes or courses for self-employment or starting a business, but if you think are ready and want to start one, the counselors will encourage you and may offer you help from time to time.
The Ministry of Rural Development runs several other schemes, one of which is skilling for start-ups and entrepreneurships. Once you complete your course, you can apply under the entrepreneurship and receive necessary support like additional training or small loans to start your own business.
Performance of an organization is dependent on the workforce having the right mix of skills; and often lack of skilled manpower causes delays and potential loss of revenue. DDU-GKY is working hard to provide adequate skilled manpower, in industry relevant job roles, so that employers have access to a wide talent pool to hire from. Following are the advantages of associating with us:
We cover a wide range of industries and sectors such as Agriculture, Automotive, Beauty Often, employers have a hire & fire policy. Wellness, Construction, Electronics, Gems & Jewellery, Healthcare, Logistics, Retail and Tourism & Hospitality amongst many others. To view the complete list, please click
There are over 450 job roles covered under DDU-GKY. Please click on the link below to view the list.
Besides recruiting from DDU-GKY graduates in interactions with the placement cells of our PIAs, you can also engage with us directly in three ways, as Champion Employers, as Captive Employers and through Industry Internships.
Does your business employ or place blue-collar employees in large numbers, say more than 5,000 each year? Are your employees the engine of growth and/or rapid expansion? If your answer is “Yes” to any of the above questions, then you should definitely consider partnering with DDU-GKY as Champion Employers. Employers or Training organizations that can train and provide employment for 10,000 or more rural poor youth in the 2-3 years are eligible to partner with us as ‘Champion Employers’. Subsequently, during the tenure of the MoU, they need to train and employ or place a minimum of 5,000 rural youth annually.
There are many advantages to the association as Champion Employers:
The usual responsibilities of Champion Employers are:
Champion employers engage with us through an official Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). If you are interested in entering into a Champion Employer engagement with DDU-GKY, contact us here
Currently, four organizations have entered into a relationship with the Ministry under Champion Employer policy. They are:
Another seven organizations have presented to the Champion Employer review committee. They are:
DDU-GKY will perform the following functions to support a Champion Employer:
If you or your group businesses need manpower to grow and fulfill your business goals, and you have ready training facilities, then you should consider becoming a Captive Employer with DDU-GKY.
Businesses who already can train 500 or more in their own training facilities and employ them in their own organization or one of their subsidiaries, are eligible to partner with us as Captive Employers.
The usual responsibilities of Captive Employers are:
Captive employers engage with us through an official Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). If you are interested in entering into a Captive Employer engagement with DDU-GKY, contact us here
Coffee Day Global, partnered with us as Champion Employers (as their manpower requirement exceeds 5,000 each year) is a captive employer who absorbs all rural youth trained under DDU-GKY within the organization. Similarly, Apollo Mediskills, Narayana Healthcare, Team Lease and Safe-Educate are all captive employers who are taking advantage of the Champion Employer policy.
DDU-GKY will perform the following functions to support a Captive Employer:
A skilled labour intensive business, which needs to add workforce to scale but does not have any training facilities can also engage with DDU-GKY in the Industrial Internship mode. This is the perfect engagement for businesses that employ a large number of blue or rust collar employees and need to rapidly increase their workforce to grow their businesses. For instance, if you are a business specializing in handicrafts and you need skilled workers to build scale. If you can ensure learning on-the-job, then you should choose the Industrial Internships route.
The usual responsibilities of Industrial Internship Employers are:
Industrial Internship employers engage with us through an official Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). If you are interested in entering into an Industrial Internship Employer engagement with DDU-GKY, contact us here
DDU-GKY will perform the following functions to support an Industrial Internship Employer:
The course content should be in tune with the requirement of industry/trade. DDU-GKY does not provide the course content. The employer can use a course content certified by National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) or Sector Skills Council (SSC) or any other agency notified for the purpose by MoRD.
DDU-GKY is implemented in public-private partnership mode with leading educational institutions, corporate entities and NGOs. All PIAs currently implementing training projects sanctioned under DDU-GKY can be engaged with for the following:
The biggest advantage of recruiting from DDU-GKY is a cost savings of about 7-8%. This is essentially savings on mobilization and reimbursement of most or a part of the training cost. Rural poor youth tend to be more motivated and committed to the organization and the job when they get one as opportunities to fulfill their career and lifestyle aspirations are limited. With proper counseling and direction, they tend to work harder to integrate with mainstream society and driven by ambition to achieve personal and social goals. Also, they are malleable and can be moulded rather more easily in any culture and do not carry any burden that needs to be un-learned first. Therefore it’s a win-win situation to recruit candidates from DDU-GKY skilling program.
When recruiting from the trained pool of rural youth from our PIAs, you need to plan the following:
If you are interested in sourcing your manpower talent from our trained candidates, please click on this link and fill in the form. Our relevant partners and placement cell coordinators will get in touch with you at the earliest.
Yes you can partner with MoRD as a training partner, you will have to check if you fulfill eligibility conditions as laid out and register with the Ministry for the same. However, if you are an employer and train youth specifically for jobs in your organization or industry only, you can partner with MoRD under any of the employer engagement policies like Champion, Captive or industrial internships.
Yes. You can use your funds in the CSR share to train youth under the DDU-GKY program. This is by way of sponsorship of candidates in one of the approved PIAs and training centres of the MoRD. Please write to the Deputy Secretary (Skills) for more information in this regard.
If you need more than 500 interns each year, who will learn a trade or a job-skill in your organization, working alongside one of your employees, and you can offer them a job in your organization after 12 months of training, then you can partner with the Ministry under the Industrial Intership program.
You can partner with the Ministry under the Captive employer policy by way of a MoU. The DDU-GKY will offer you applicable cost of training and help you in mobilizing youth for your training programs, also using shared resources like Self-Help Groups and other village level resources.
You can partner with MoRD as a training partner. Please see the eligibility criteria for training partners in this site.
Currently, there are no re-skilling programs under the DDU-GKY, however, you can always engage with the Ministry to offer such training programs. The Ministry prioritizes all training proposals that offer foreign placements at the completion of the course.
DDU-GKY is uniquely placed in the skill training eco-system of the country. As part of the Ministry of Rural Development, it caters to the largest potential worker stream in the country, the 551million strong rural poor youth between the ages of 15 and 35. Through its parent program of Aajeevika, it has access to numerous Self-Help Groups (SHGs) across the country where the members not only facilitate in mobilization but also in ensuring attendance, facilitating village or community level participation and monitoring progress at regular intervals. It is also connected with rural Employment schemes like the MGNREGA, has credible access to Gram Sabhas and Gram Panchayat through its sister agencies and an experiential knowledge spanning over decades of running successful programs in the hinterland. This ensures that DDU-GKY can access and mobilize a large number of committed youth to training centres and facilitate training and transformation.
In addition, DDU-GKY has invested in the making of Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to define minimum benchmarks, systematize processes, define service level standards and build transparency in operations as well as managing delays and defaults. In addition to processes, it also lays down applicable guidelines for making claims and demands on achievement of outcomes, thereby eliminating any role of individuals or personalized inspections. DDU-GKY is also in the process of adopting a distributed ERP system, called e-Kaushal and the Public Financial Management System (PFMS) to facilitate programme management, and ensure transparent investments and tracking of fund utilization.
So if you are an educational institute of repute, a large employer with training infrastructure or a large private skill-training expert, committed to delivering better quality training and output, DDU-GKY is the right partner to grow with.
We cover a wide range of industries and sectors such as Agriculture, Automotive, Beauty & Wellness, Construction, Electronics, Gems & Jewellery, Healthcare, Logistics, Retail and Tourism & Hospitality amongst many others. To view the complete list, please click
From a welder making the Maruti car to an Entrepreneur in the Agriculture sector to an X-Ray machine assistant in a Super Speciality Hospital to a Sales Person selling premium shirts to a Back-Office professional working on computers, DDU-GKY’s current training partners offer training programs in over 82 sectors, covering over 450 job-roles or trades. Please click on the link below to view the list.
Any registered organization (other than proprietorships or partnerships) can apply to be a Training Partner. If you are already registered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) as a partner can also apply directly to us.
At the time of application, a partner should have positive net worth in at least two of the last three financial years and a turnover of at least 25 percent of the size of the project cost. The training partner should also be making profits for at least 1 year in the last 3 years to ensure sustainability of the relationship. DDU-GKY allows for a consortium of partners to apply, however in such circumstances, one of the partners has to become the lead partner and ensure the delivery of all objectives and outcomes of the ministry.
That said, DDU-GKY prefers the following partners:
To begin with, you would need a Permanent Registration Number (PRN). This is a number allocated after a partner registers with the DDU-GKY as a PIA. The application form for a PRN has been provided in the website( www.ddugky.gov.in.) In the form, you are required to provide organizational details like Address, Registration Certificate issued by the Registrar of Companies or Registrar of Societies, a scanned copy of the picture of the main premises etc. On completion of the form, and the verification process by the Ministry, the PRN is issued. Project applications without this number cannot be considered. For step-by-step guidance on how to apply for the PRN please click on the PRN User manual.
Yes, proposals can now be submitted online. Please log on to www.ruralskills.in and click on the Application User manual for step-by-step guidance.
The online format for submitting proposals is comprehensive and involves provisions of several documents and reports like Population Demographic and Skills Gap Study for the district/ state proposed, audited financial reports (B/S & P/L Statements) etc. The online s/w continuously prompts users to upload necessary documents and evidences as needed in each and every step. You will need to read the instructions in the manual carefully, before starting to fill in the project proposal.
DDU-GKY invests in projects, but it’s our training partners who play the all-important role of becoming the bridge between industry and candidates. Building a project requires partners to complete a proposal, and strategic tasks that involve:
Once the project proposal is submitted and accepted through an acknowledgement issued by the Ministry, the proposal is then appraised for its financial and project merits, scored automatically and prioritized accordingly. The proposal is then approved by competent authority of the programme division and recommended for considerations of the Empowered Committee appointed by the Ministry. The Empowered Committee of the Ministry, reviews all proposals submitted against the needs of industry and state demographics and sanctions on the basis of recommendations of the central and state departments.
DDU-GKY offers a fixed cost with incentives on achievement of outcomes and support training partners that meet eligibility requirements. We also encourage innovations, not only in training and pedagogy, but also in projects that can lead to better outcomes over time. The investment model follows the preferences indicated below through a simple process of categorization of partners and projects.
Our investment is on the basis of three different project sizes as highlighted below:
In some states, DDU-GKY has empowered the states to plan, sanction and implement training projects as sufficient capacity exists or has been created. Such states are referred to as Action Plan States (APS). In such states, a Chief Operating Officer (COO) or Mission Director (MD) as part of the State Rural Livelihoods Mission (SRLM) or a dedicated State Skills Mission (SSM) usually leads the program. The COO or MD is supported by a State Programme Manager (SPM), usually dedicated to DDU-GKY and District Programme Managers (DPM) in each of the districts of the state, or at least in the priority districts of the state. The operations team is assisted by a Technical Support Agency and other staff like Finance, IEC (Communications and Advocacy) etc. In states where such capacity is being developed or invested into, the SRLM or SSM usually has a dedicated State Programme Manager and District Programme Managers for DDU-GKY. In addition to the programme management teams, there are a host of village to district level resources that can be accessed during mobilizations, like for instance Self Help Groups (registered under the Aajeevika programme of the Ministry), Panchayati Raj Institution Officers, local District Administration (DMs/ SDMs/ JMs/ SJMs/ Block Development Officers among others). In some states, there are also other shared resources like Gram RozgarSewaks (GRSs) in Odisha, self-appointed Committees (VPRCs in Tamil Nadu) etc. There are also Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellows (PMRDF) appointed in over 160 districts of the country. All these resources can be accessed for support in mobilization and tracking placements through contact with family members of community members in the villages.
Once you submit your project proposal, you can track it by writing to the Ministry. You should contact the Deputy Secretary (Skills) for the same. Please refer to the Guidelines for the applicable time frame for response on your projects proposals. In case there are any clarifications sought by the Ministry, you will be contacted by relevant personnel and given a time frame to comply/ provide documentary evidences etc.
Yes, DDU-GKY has invested in the making of Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to define minimum benchmarks, systematize processes, define service level standards and build transparency in operations as well as manage delays and defaults. Please click on the link to view the Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Placements, job retention and career progression are the desired outcomes of DDU-GKY. Achievement of these outcomes is linked to the existing and potential demand for skilled manpower in industry across various sectors. A study of the demand for skilled manpower, from the district level upwards to the national level is called the Skill Gap Analysis. This requires the PIA to study the local, regional and national industry in their preferred sectors to identify demand through replacement of existing labour on account of age or shift in technology or creation of new jobs through fresh investments or line expansions at various job-roles. Matching demand with supply opportunity through demographic analysis of the region completes the Skill Gap Analysis for the making of a Project Proposal, PIAs need to factor in time, as projects are for longer durations with batches becoming eligible for placements regularly. Additionally, DDU-GKY requires that there is social inclusion of disadvantaged sections of society like women, SCs/STs, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities (PwDs). The operating ratios are: 50% (29% SCs/ 21% STs), 33%Women, 15% Minorities and 3% PwDs. These percentages however, apply for the project and can differ from time to time as notified by the Ministry, as well as for specific areas in the country.
DDU-GKY, through its framework of Guideline and detailed SOPs has mandated standards applicable for the academic and non-academic areas of the training centres (Chapter 6 of SOP Part 1). In addition, DDU-GKY also has suggested co-branding requirements in the SOP Part 1 to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the training centres. At present, the Ministry has put in place a rating and grading scale to identify Model Training Centres. Below are the actual images of some of the training centres:
You are expected to go through the detailed SOPs carefully as well as the course requirements as recommended by NCVT or the Qualification Packs for NOS devised by SSCs of NSDC to identify physical training infrastructure needed for the courses offered. Following are the important aspects to be borne in mind with respect to infrastructure in a DDU-GKY training centre. DDU-GKY training centres should have the prescribed:
As per the Guidelines of DDU-GKY, PIAs are paid in 4 instalments of 25%, 50%, 15% and 10% of the total cost of the project sanctioned. DDU-GKY has empowered states who have built their capacities to plan, sanction and implement training projects as Action Plan States. In these states, the centre transfers the funds in 2 equal instalments of 50% each to the State Rural Livelihoods Mission (SRLM) or State Skill Mission (SSM), who in turn make the payments to the PIAs in the same instalment plan as above. In other states, where such capacity is still being developed, the National unit of the Ministry directly approves and sanctions projects and makes all payments in the above instalment plan. All processes of investment decisions, programme management and monitoring tasks are completed by Central Technical Support Agencies (CTSAs) on behalf of the Ministry of Rural Development. The CTSAs are independent entities with adequate resources and past experiences of managing large skilling projects in rural India. At present, National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRD & PR) and NABARD Consultants (NABCONS) serve as our Central Technical Support Agencies. All payments will be made according to the following release conditions:
|Instalment||Funding %||Release Condition|
|1||25% of project cost||On sanction of project and signing of MOU.|
|2||50% of project cost||On:
|3||15% of project cost||On:
|4||10% of project cost||On achieving all targets and submission of project closure documents as well as signed scorecard. However, the release of the 4thinstalment will not be held up till the one-year tracking is complete.|
Central and State Governments may engage Technical Support Agencies (TSAs) to complete all processes of investment decisions, programme management and monitoring and quality control tasks. TSAs will undertake:
Content, pedagogy and training delivery of the course is the responsibility of the PIA. The PIAs are expected to set-up Academic Councils with subject matter experts at the Headquarters, who in turn need to determine and propose the content, pedagogy, delivery and assessments as part of the project proposal. The course content should be in tune with the requirement of industry/trade. National Council should certify it for Vocational Training (NCVT) or Sector Skills Council (SSC) or any other agency notified for the purpose by MoRD. In special cases certification by nationally acknowledged proprietary training brands will also be considered provided MoRD has approved it. Other important aspects are:
The quality of candidates mobilised has a significant impact on retention during training as well as in the jobs they are placed in as well career progression.
Gram Panchayats, District & Block Administrations, SRLMs/ SSMs, CTSAs, Ministry (Centre & State),respective Ministers and their offices, NCVT/ SSCs of NSDC, Accredited Assessment Agencies, Public Grievance Cells and Anti-Corruption Cells/ Vigilance Departments for various aspects.
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The unit training cost per candidate along with basic sub-components under DDU-GKY for courses of different durations are as follows:
|S.No.||Item||3 month||6 month||9 month||12 month|
|1||Training Cost (Rs.)||13696.00||19152.00||23562.00||26602.00|
|2||Boarding and Lodging (Unit Cost/day for residential training)|
|a||State Headquarters @ Rs. 166 per day||14940.00||29880.00||44820.00||59760.00|
|b||District Headquarters @ Rs. 120 per day||10800.00||21600.00||32400.00||43200.00|
|c||All other locations other than (a) and (b) above @ Rs 75 per day||6750.00||13500.00||20250.00||27000.00|
|3||Food and To & Fro charges||9000.00||18000.00||270000.00||36000.00|
|4||Post Placement Support|
|a||Placement within District of domicile (Rs 1000 per month for 2 months)||2000.00||2000.00||2000.00||2000.00|
|b||Placement within State of domicile (Rs 1000 per month for 3 months)||3000.00||3000.00||3000.00||3000.00|
|c||Placement outside State of domicile (Rs 1000 per month for 6 months)||6000.00||6000.00||6000.00||6000.00|
|5||Uniform cost (cost of one pair is Rs 1000, 2 pairs provided in case of 9 m and 12 m course)||1000.00||1000.00||1000.00||1000.00|
|6||Minimum wages for placements in India (per month)-Cost to Company(CTC) or minimum wages whichever is higher||6000.00||8000.00||12000.00||15000.00|
|7||Minimum wages for placements abroad||25000.00||25000.00||25000.00||25000.00|
DDU-GKY lays huge emphasizes on the quality of trainers hired for its skilling program. It is important to ensure that only those persons are deployed as trainers who have the requisite exposure to the requirement of prospective employers. They should also possess the knowledge, skills and attitude needed to be a good trainer in his/her domain. In the first instance this has to be tested and verified by the Q team of the PIA and verified by the SRLM or its TSA. Knowledge can be tested with the help of written tests and administering practical tests can test the skills of the trainer. However attitude can be tested only in the real classroom situation. This is why it has been mandated that all class room and lab sessions should be recorded using CCTV cameras. Samples of the footage drawn using statistically valid techniques should be examined by domain experts in the Q team of the PIA and verified by the SRLM or its TSA every month. Based on this each trainer in the DDU-GKY ecosystem should be graded separately for knowledge, skills and attitude.
At DDU-GKY we organise regular Training of Trainers (ToT) programs facilitated by imminent industry experts and academic councils with international certification to build the capacities of our trainers.Apart from that DDU-GKY has launched its Internet enabled eSOP Training and Certification software to ensure the availability of trained and certified manpower across the skilling eco-system. Please click on the link to view the same http://ddugkysop.in
Monitoring is a continuous measurement of progress while the project is on-going. This involves checking and measuring progress, analysing the situation and reacting to new events, opportunities and issues. Following are the steps that will be taken periodically to monitor and evaluate the project:
An Internet based 3-tier concurrent monitoring system across SRLMs/ DDU-GKY SSMs, CTSAs and MoRD is developed based on the Programme Guidelines and detailed SOPs for all service delivery processes. This is a CTSA led initiative (called MRIGS) and is currently being field-tested by NABCONS.
Also an Internet based Project Proposal Application Form has been developed by DDU-GKY to ensure consistency across states and achieve the goals of the programme division. This includes built-in prioritization of PIAs and projects and also scoring of proposals.
DDU-GKY has also modified and implemented Public Financial and Monitoring System (PFMS), an online fund management, fund release and re-conciliation system used by various government agencies. It enables transfer of funds to various agencies and to beneficiary accounts and is inter-linked with the core banking system of over 90 banks all across India.
However moving forward, DDU-GKY proposes to develop a comprehensive IT system, called eKaushal system. eKaushal system is envisaged to be available across both web and mobile, capture data and documents related to program implementation and operation, support evidence based decision and policy making and facilitate exchange of information with all the key stakeholders and other skill development programs. This internet-enabled workflow driven ERP platform will handle all aspects of programme management including submission of proposals, release of funds, training centre management etc. Therefore MRIGS and Online application form would subsume under eKaushal with PFMS integrated into it.
DDU-GKY has put in place the following processes to carry out assessments and certification:
Placement at DDU-GKY is defined as continuous employment for a minimum of three months. The period of continuous employment need not be with the first employer. However the trainee should have worked and received payment for three continuous months, proof of which can either be in the form of a salary slip or a certificate indicating salary paid signed by the employer and salary received by the person placed along with a bank statement. A minimum placement of 75%1 of trained candidates is a non-negotiable in DDU-GKY.
DDU-GKY recognises the following type of placements:
Yes, DDU-GKY is the pioneer in offering incentives on achievement of its outcomes in retention and career progressionFollowing are the different types of supportgrabs provided for the in Guidelines:
The support structure as above is over 160% of the total cost of training offered to each PIA for a 3-month duration course.
At DDU-GKY we regularly laud and post the best practices carried out by our training partners on our website. To view some of the existing best practices, please click on the link IndiaCanTo share the initiatives carried out by your organisation, kindly mail the content along with pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org