PM-DAKSH Portal and App | UPSC

      HEADLINES:

Dr. Virendra Kumar launches ‘PM-DAKSH’ Portal and ‘PM-DAKSH’ Mobile App

      WHY IN NEWS:

Through ‘PM-DAKSH’ Portal, all information related to skill development are available at one place for Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes and Safai Karamcharis

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 2: 3 : Schemes

      ISSUE: 

PM-DAKSH PORTAL AND APP

  • Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Dr. Virendra Kumar launched ‘PM-DAKSH’ Portal and ‘PM-DAKSH’ Mobile App.
  • Through these portal and app the youth of the target groups will now be able to avail the benefits of skill development training programmes more easily.

DEVELOPER

The portal and app is developed by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, in collaboration with NeGD, to make the skill development schemes accessible to the target groups.

BENEFICIARIES

  • Skill development training has been imparted to 2,73,152 persons of target groups in the last five years.

PRADHAN MANTRI DAKSHTA AUR KUSHALTA SAMPANN HITGRAHI (PM-DAKSH) YOJANA

  • The Pradhan Mantri Dakshta Aur Kushalta Sampann Hitgrahi (PM-DAKSH) Yojana is being implemented by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment from the year 2020-21.

Under this Yojana, eligible target group are being provided skill development training programmes on

(i) Up-skilling/Re-skilling

(ii) Short Term Training Programme

(iii) Long Term Training Programme and

(iv) Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP).

  • These training programs are being implemented through Government Training Institutes, Sector Skill Councils constituted by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and other credible institutions.
  • Now, any person can get all the information related to skill development training at one place by visiting the ‘PM-DAKSH’ Portal.
  • Also, with just one click, one can get information about skill development trainings happening near him/her and he/she can easily register himself/herself for skill training.
  • PM- DAKSH Portal is available at http://pmdaksh.dosje.gov.in while ‘PM-DAKSH’ Mobile App is available in Google play store.

FEATURES

Some of the features of this portal are as follows:

  • Availability of all information related to skill development at one place for Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes and Safai Karamcharis.

  • Facility to upload desired documents related to personal information.
  • Facility to register the attendance of the trainees through face and eye scanning during the training period.
  • Monitoring facility through photo and video clip during training etc.

BUDGET

Under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, three Apex Corporations are functioning :

  1. National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation
  2. National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation and
  3. National Safai Karamcharis Finance and Development Corporation.

BACKGROUND

OBJECTIVES

To improve all-round competency & adeptness of 2.7 lakh persons, over the next 5 years, beginning with nearly 0.5 lakh youth in the first year i.e. 2021-22, from the following sections of the target group:

  1. Artisans–may be able to improve their revenue generation capacities within their practicing vocations,
  2. Women – may be able to enter into self-employment thereby financially empowering themselves without neglecting their domestic activities; and
  3. Youth from the target groups – may acquire long-term training and specialization in employable vocations giving them better standing in the job market.

OTHER FEATURES OF THE SCHEME

  •  Training free of cost for the trainees, 100% grants by Government.
  •  Stipend of Rs.1,000/- to Rs.1,500/- per month per trainee for trainees having 80% and above attendance in short term and long term training.

  •  Trained candidates will be provided certification after successful completion of training and assessment.
  •  Trained candidates will be provided placement after assessment and certification.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • Candidates of age group 18-45 years belonging to any of the following categories can apply for the training programme under PM-DAKSH.
  • PM Daksh is holistically improving the competency levels of its target group comprising of members of Scheduled Castes communities and the poorer section of the Other Backward Classes Communities, Sanitation Workers.
     SOURCES:   PIB   | PM-DAKSH Portal and App | UPSC

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