State Skills Development Missions (SSMs) and/or State Rural Livelihood Missions (SRLMs) provide the state government level support and funding for DDU-GKY projects.
Some states have taken the lead in converging all centrally sponsored programs in one entity. The benefits of such entities lie in optimal utilization of resources, the ability to build scale and in converging top-up funds where necessary.
For example, States such as Rajasthan, Odisha and UP have set up Rajasthan Skill and Livelihoods Development Corporation (RSLDC), Odisha Rural Development & Marketing Society (ORMAS) and UP Skill Development Program (UPSDM) respectively, especially to carry forward livelihood and skill development and initiative respectively. When a State is able to plan budgets, recruit project implementation partners, build and manage projects adequately, they are given the ‘Action Plan State (APS)’ status by DDU-GKY. An Action Plan State builds its own plan for the year, which is then, subject to approval, invested into by the MoRD. The investment is utilized by the APS state to implement skill training program with their approved partners. While the MoRD involvement is reduced, State coordinators are appointed to manage the critical components of delivery such as social inclusion, inspections and adherence to standards.
Those who need the support of the MoRD in planning and implementation remain Year Plan States (YPS). In the Year Plan states, MoRD through its Technical Support Agencies (TSA) plans and implements projects. DDU-GKY actively supports all states in Institution building & capacity through support costs and technical support interventions like Workshops and Seminars etc.