Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) | UPSC

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) | UPSC

      HEADLINES:

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

MINISTRY? :- Ministry of Rural Development
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Scheme

      LEARNING: 

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 !

      ISSUE: 

Foundation Day of DDU-GKY celebrated as “Kaushal Se Kal Badlenge

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.

DDU-GKY is a part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM).

  • The Ministry has rolled Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) Antyodaya Diwas, on 25th September 2014.

VISION

Transform rural poor youth into an economically independent and globally relevant workforce.

OBJECTIVE

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.

SIGNIFICANCE

Over 180 million or 69% of the country’s youth population between the ages of 18 and 34 years, live in its rural areas.

  • 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.

BENEFICIARIES

DDU-GKY is uniquely focused on rural youth between the ages of 15 and 35 years from poor families. 

  • As a part of the Skill India campaign, it plays an instrumental role in supporting the social and economic programs .

DDU-GKY is present in 28 States and UTs, across 689 districts, impacting youth from over 7,426 blocks.

  • It currently has over 1,575 projects being implemented by over 717 partners, in more than 502 trades from 50 industry sectors.

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) | UPSC

  • Over 9.9 Lakh candidates have been trained and over 5.3 Lakh candidates have been placed in jobs as on 1st April, 2020.

IMPLEMENTATION

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) | UPSC

FUNDING

  • 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

MULTI-PARTNER APPROACH

  • 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.

In order to energize and build mass support as well as create awareness amongst the rural youth. 

  • 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.

DDU-GKY has mandated a minimum of 160 hours of training in soft skills, function English and computer literacy.

  • 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.

Controls & audits, defaults and remedial actions to reduce Inspector Raj in an all pervasive quality assurance framework have been initiatied.

  • The high point of the framework is inclusion and self-regulation, with assigned role and responsibilities for Q-Teams.

EMPLOYING TECHNOLOGY

  • A Geo-Tagged Time Stamped Biometric Attendance Record: similar to what the candidates will eventually find in most organizations.

Provision of a Tablet PC per candidate at the training centre. This enables candidates to learn at their own pace. 

  • 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.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • 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.

It is a unique implementation from the Skilling Ecosystem integrated by DDU-GKY

  • Partners are supported through investment, capacity building, strategies for retention, linkages to international placement and technology support for training purposes.
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     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB | Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) | UPSC

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