Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana

The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) announced the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) on Antyodaya Diwas - 25th September 2014. DDU-GKY is a part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), tasked with the dual objectives of adding diversity to the incomes of rural poor families and cater to the career aspirations of rural youth.

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 of the government like the Make In India, Digital India, Smart Cities and Start-Up India, Stand-Up India campaigns. 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 about 55 million.

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Proposed Capacity Building Programme Calendar


SNo Programme Proposed Date Location
1 PACE Soft Skill ToT 12-APR To 22-APR Online
2 Thematic Workshop on Centre Management 16-APR To 16-APR Virtual Class
3 Thematic Workshop on Centre Management 20-APR To 20-APR Virtual Class
4 Thematic Workshop on IT Platform- eSOP for PIAS and SRLMs 20-APR To 20-APR Virtual Class
5 Training on Project Closure process 23-APR To 23-APR Online
6 Kaushal Salah: Orientation Programme on DDU-GKY for Prospective PIAs 27-APR To 30-APR Virtual Class
7 Kaushal Pravesh: Induction Programme on DDU-GKY for new PIAs 27-APR To 30-APR Online
To nominate write to trainingddugky.nird@gov.in / contact 040-24001205