Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) | UPSC
Foundation Day of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY)
WHY IN NEWS:
Union Minister of Rural Development Shri Narendra Singh Tomar appreciates training of 10.51 lakh rural youth and successful placement of 6.65 lakh under DDU-GKY
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Scheme
For PRELIMS go through the vision and beneficiaries of this scheme . Do not forget the ministry !
For MAINS look at the implementation . What are the hurdles ? What are the features of this scheme ? Let us dive in !
DEEN DAYAL UPADHYAYA GRAMEEN KAUSHALYA YOJANA (DDU-GKY)
- Ministry of Rural Development celebrated Foundation Day of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) on the occasion of Antyodaya Diwas.
- The Ministry has rolled Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) Antyodaya Diwas, on 25th September 2014.
DDU-GKY is tasked with the dual objectives :
- Adding diversity to the incomes of rural poor families
- Cater to the career aspirations of rural youth.
- Of these, the bottom of the pyramid youth from poor families with no or marginal employment number are about 55 million.
- The National Policy for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship 2015 has identified a skills gap of 109.73 million in 24 key sectors by the year 2022.
- This number cannot be achieved without addressing the BoP 55 million from rural India.
- Also, a FICCI and Ernst – Young study published in 2013 identified a shortage of over 47 million skilled workers across the globe by 2020.
- It also supports government in schemes like the Make In India, Digital India, Smart Cities and Start-Up India, Stand-Up India campaigns.
- As a part of the Skill India campaign, it plays an instrumental role in supporting the social and economic programs .
- It currently has over 1,575 projects being implemented by over 717 partners, in more than 502 trades from 50 industry sectors.
- Over 9.9 Lakh candidates have been trained and over 5.3 Lakh candidates have been placed in jobs as on 1st April, 2020.
- From 2012, DDU-GKY has so far committed an investment of more than INR 5,600 Crores, impacting rural youth pan-India.
KEY FEATURES OF DDU-GKY
- DDU-GKY is mindful that it must engage the support of multiple partners to ensure success and maximize on the investment made in time and resources.
- The DDU-GKY projects are market linked and implemented in PPP mode.
FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY
- Industry interactions have emphasised the need for training in soft skills, team working etc.
- Additionally, a finishing module called Work Readiness training is suggested to ensure that trained candidates hit the ground running wherever they join.
QUALITY ASSURANCE FRAMEWORK
- Introducing predictability in government process by defining minimum service level benchmarks and standards.
- The high point of the framework is inclusion and self-regulation, with assigned role and responsibilities for Q-Teams.
- A Geo-Tagged Time Stamped Biometric Attendance Record: similar to what the candidates will eventually find in most organizations.
- Presence of Computer Labs and e-Learning at Training Centres, to ensure that all candidates have access to a wider curricula and adequate learning opportunities.
- This presents an unprecedented opportunity for India to train its youth population and place them in jobs across the world and realize its demographic dividend.
- DDU-GKY takes pride in its partners and their ability to add value.
- Innovation from partners is encouraged to build scale and capacity.
- Partners are supported through investment, capacity building, strategies for retention, linkages to international placement and technology support for training purposes.