Schemes



DDU-GKY (A skill training program for rural youth)


DeenDayalUpadhyayaGrameenKaushalYojana is a flagship skill development scheme of the Department of Rural Development Government of India. 4835 candidates have been trained under the scheme and 1212 candidates have been appointed/ placed. Rural Skill Centres under this programme have been constructed in the premises of Government Senior Secondary schools and are operated by empanelled training partners. These training centres cater to the poor in the rural hinterlands of the state. The target for training under the DDUGKY Scheme is 15000 candidates. The details of the scheme are available at www.ddugky.gov.in


Who can be a TP under the Scheme A 4-stage transparent appraisal process has been designed and an Empowered Committee [EC] has been costitiuted that convenes for project approvals. We review each application independently, with a focus on the readiness of the partner and the best interests of candidates and employers. We look for alignment of values and beliefs, financial and proposed project merits, relevant skilling and placement experiences, team and capacity of the team, transparency and accountability and the readiness to implement the project as key criteria. Based on these, automatic scores are awarded which determine the rating, investment and the extent of investment. The first step in putting together a project lies in identifying which job-roles or courses would you like to offer.We'd like you to identify and administer training for trade-specific skills [you can look-up the NCVT roles/ SSCs] to meet industry demand. Coming from rural India, our youth require some additional inputs to prove themselves and retain jobs. This calls for training in soft skills, functional English and computer education (basic IT skills) in addition to training for domain skills. These are essential ingredients that we believe, will enable our candidates to work and grow in their jobs. Our training partners are also welcome to propose and submit multiple projects with multiple trades or job-roles. Each project, however is identified to a State. Multi state projects are not accepted. However, a training partner can propose multiple projects in multiple states in keeping with their business plans and infrastructure or investment capacity. Together, we want to transform rural poor youth into an economically independent and globally relevant workforce. Together, we are committed to manifesting this transformation and moving people from poverty to productivity and prosperity.

Process for becoming a TP
Ready to become a training partner? Register for PRN with Ministry of Rural Development and prepare to apply for projects.
Steps to Apply:

  1. Complete the eForm for a Permanent Registration Number (PRN). You will need the following:
    • Registration or Incorporation Certificate of Applicant Organisation
    • PAN of Applicant Organisation
    • TAN of Applicant Organisation
    • Building Photo of Head Office of the Applicant Organisation
    • Photo and CV of Authorized Person
    • PAN, Voters ID/ Aadhar Card and Driving License/ Passport of Authorized Person and Director/ Owner
    • Organisation website, live with organisation details on it.
    • NITI Aayog registration details in case organisation is in NGO category i.e. Trusts/ Society / Cooperatives Societies
    Note: Supporting document in jpg or pdf format, subjected to maximum size of 300 kb
  2. After submission of PRN application form through the website, you will receive a 5 digit Temporary Registration Number (TRN) by email from DDU-GKY as proof of submission of the PRN application form. Keep it safely. This TRN has to be referred to in all your communication. Email here for any queries and further information on your PRN
  3. After a verification and validation process by DDU-GKY you will receive a PRN. This will be delivered to you be mail (offline and online).
  4. After receiving the PRN, process to fill the Project Application Form through the online portal, MRIGS. The form will provide complete guidance on how to fill it and on all supporting documentary evidences.
  5. Submit the Online Application form with complete and accurate details.
  6. To know about the status updates on your project application login to MRIGS
    Become a DDU-GKY Partner, get ready to transform lives.
    Terms of Payment:

    At DDU-GKY we follow a fixed cost model and incentives linked to successes in outcomes to training partners who meet eligibility requirements. We also encourage innovations, not only in training and pedagogy, but also in projects on the whole. The investment model follows the preferences indicated earlier, through a simple process of categorization of partners and projects. The preference list identifies criteria that will earn you, the partner, Category 'A'. if you are an organization offering training and foreign placements for 200 to 499 candidates or if you are Captive Employer offering between 200 and 499 jobs each year, then you will earn Category 'B' status. All others are automatically placed under Category 'C'


    Our investment is on the basis of three different project sizes as highlighted below: In case of multiple projects, each project will be limited as above, while the relationship with the PIA can be scaled as needed or possible.
    All processes of investment decisions, programme management and monitoring tasks are completed by Technical Support Agencies (TSAs) on behalf of the Ministry of Rural Development. The TSAs are independent entities with adequate resources and past experiences of managing large skilling projects in rural India. They also play a crucial role in capacity building of partners. If you want to know more, you can enrol into an Orientation Program held by our TSAs.
    Project funding and investment pattern At present, National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR) and NABARD Consultants (NABCons) serve as our Technical Support Agencies. However Some States including Punjab have their own staff as Technical Support.
    The four instalments are:
    Other incentives

    Training providers are also give incentives for job retention (staying on the job or labour market for a period of 12 months post placement) and career progression (growth in monthly salary of Rs. 15,000/- per month within the first year, wherein the position is held for at least 90 days) of candidates. Incentives are also given for facilitating foreign placements and conducting live distance training. Currently, the incentives are as follows:

    1. Job retention for 12 months from completion of training: Rs. 3,000/- per candidate
    2. Career progression: Rs. 5,000/- per candidate
    3. International placements: Rs. 10,000/- per candidate

    Who can be a trainee
    If you are between 15 and 35 years of age, and have the commitment and discipline to work hard and change your life, you are welcome.
    Anyone who has completed even a little bit of schooling is welcome. If you are unemployed or work as labour in fields, you are welcome. If you earn a daily wage doing odd jobs, you are welcome. If you belong to a family where at least one person has worked for 15 days in the MGNREGA scheme in the last year, you are welcome. If you belong to a family where one person belongs to a Self-Help Group (SHG), you are welcome. Older than 35 years, there is a relaxation for women, persons with disabilities, victims of human trafficking and other vulnerable groups. If you belong to any of these groups, you are welcome.
    You just need to be willing to step forward and work hard every day to change your life. You need to attend classes every day. You need to complete all your tasks & assignments every day.
    The programme is especially geared towards diversification of incomes of disadvantaged groups, including the following,
    • Women
    • Persons belonging to particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTGs),
    • Persons with disabilities (PWDs),
    • Transgender and other special groups (rehabilitated bonded labour, victims of trafficking, manual scavengers, trans-genders, HIV positive persons amongst others)
      At the national level, social inclusion is ensured through the following:
    • 50 % funds earmarked for SCs and STs,
    • 15% for minority groups,
    • 3% for Persons with Disabilities
    • In each training program, 33% are to be women
    How to register under the Scheme
    You can reach out to us in any of the following ways:
    1. Get enrolled with your Gram Panchayat or Gram RozgarSewak, who in turn will recommend the nearby Training Centre or its mobilization staff to meet you and offer you counselling and guidance
    2. Find a nearby training centre and contact them directly
    3. Find a trade you want to learn, and the contact information of the training centre teaching the trade
    4. Click on Apply now and fill the Application Form, you will need a passport size photograph of yourself for this
    5. Register yourself on http://kaushalpanjee.nic.in
      Whichever way you choose, we will reach out to you, visit you in your home, talk to you, your parents, friends and others. We will then take you to the nearby training centre and be with you till such time that you enrol.

    Entitlement of candidates under the scheme
    Completely free skill training at the Training Centre. There are no fees. There are no registration charges. There are no examination or certification charges. There are no placement charges.
    • Completely free food and accommodation in a residential training program.
    • Reimbursement of to & fro and meal cost, transferred directly to your bank account.
    • Free uniform, books and learning material.
    • Free access to a computer at the computer lab with working internet, one computer per person.
    • Free access to a tablet PC at the training centre to use and learn.
    • DDU-GKY Skill Training Certificate from NCVT or SSC upon successful completion of the training program.
    • Job Interviews and placement opportunities at no cost. And a job with a minimum salary of Rs.6,000. ,
    • Post Placement salary top-up every month for 2-6 months
      ->If you are placed in your State of Domicile, in a town smaller than your District HQ, then for 2 months, directly transferred to your bank account
      -> If you are placed in your State of Domicile, in the District HQ or larger towns, then for 3 months, directly transferred to your bank account
      -> If you are placed outside your State of Domicile, then for 6 months, directly transferred to your bank account
    • Free counselling and guidance from the training centre or Migration Support Centre. In case of Industrial Internships, you will get:
    • Rs. 4,500/- one time for travel to or from the placement to or from your home, directly transferred to your bank account.
    • Rs. 5,000/- per month Stipend for 12 months from start of job directly transferred to your bank account. This will be paid only when your employer submits proof that you are working in the job.
    • After 12 months of successful training, a job with a minimum salary of Rs. 10,000/- per month. You could also be placed in a foreign job, with a minimum salary of US$500 per month (Rs. 30,000/- approximately).


ESTP Component of NULM (A skill training program for urban youth)

Under the Employment Skill training and Placement component of the National Urban Livelihood Mission there are currently 45 Operational training centres across the State. More than 10000 candidates have been trained and around 2500 candidates placed in wage or self-employment. These training centres are mostly located in urban/ semi urban areas and cater to the urban poor. The target for training under the NULM Scheme is 25000 candidates in the year 2018-19. The details of the scheme are available at www.nulm.gov.in.


Who can be a TP under the Scheme
Punjab Skill Development Mission has floated a rolling tender for empanelment of Training Partners under the ESTP Component of National Urban Livelihood Mission. Interested agencies may apply in response to the EOI and submit the proposals accordingly. A special committee has been constituted at the State Level for conducting the evaluation of the proposals. The window for submission of proposals is periodically opened at timely intervals so that interested agencies may apply in response to the EOI. Interested Agencies may regularly check the website of PSDM for relevant updates in the Tender section at the bottom of the Home page.
The Training Partners are empanelled with PSDM under the following two categories:
Category A – Agencies having Skill Training Experience
This category is applicable to agencies which have prior experience in implementation of Government Sponsored (Central/State) Skill Training Schemes in India.
Category B – Agencies having no Prior Skill Training Experience
This category is applicable to agencies which don’t have prior experience in implementation of Government Sponsored (Central/State) Skill Training Schemes in India. All the agencies mentioned above should:

  • Be a registered legal entity
  • Apply under only one category mentioned above,
  • Will not involve into franchising/subletting/outsourcing of any activity related to training,
  • Not blacklisted by any donor agency/ State Government/ Central Government/ any competent authority,
  • Will adhere to PSDM and respective schemes norms(as amended from time to time).

Terms of Payment

The maximum cost support provided for training under EST&P is Rs. 15,000/- per candidate (Rs. 18,000/- per candidate for North-East and Jammu & Kashmir States). However, the cost of training may vary based on the course curriculum, infrastructure and materials needed for the course, course duration, etc. The training cost will include cost of candidate mobilization, curriculum design, trainer’s fees, raw materials required for training, assessment & certification, placement linkage, MIS and post-placement tracking of the candidates and are in accordance with the Category wise Common Cost norms issued by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entreprise. No infrastructure development cost is supported under this component. The terms of payment is in 4 instalments, details of the same are given below :

Installment Instalment and % of Cost Output Parameter
1st 30% Commencement of Training Batch against validated candidates
2nd 20% On successful certification and assessment of at least 70% of trainees
3rd 30% On placement and post placement tracking of at least 40% of candidates
4th 20% On placement and post placement tracking of at least 70% of candidates

The STP shall track the candidates provided with support for microenterprise development and candidates provided with job placement for a period of 6 months. The amount mentioned above is the maximum support per candidate provided under NULM. However, if the training cost is higher than the above, then the additional cost may be borne by the State Government or by the Skill Training Provider.
Who can be a trainee

The candidates selected for training under EST&P component of NULM should be from the urban poor households only. The following conditions need to be adhered to in selection of the candidate – i) S/he should not have undergone skill development training under the SJSRY / NULM in any other trade during the last 3 years. The candidate can however be provided advanced training on the skills acquired in any previous training. ii) The percentage of SC and ST candidates being trained should not be less than the percentage of SC and ST population in the town. iv) Out of the total beneficiaries for the State/UT under EST&P; minimum 30% should be women, minimum 15% should belong to the Minority community and minimum 3% of the candidates should be differently-abled. However based on the trade and area of implementation, if the above requirement of minimum percentage cannot be fulfilled through common training programs, specific training programs targeting the above vulnerable communities may be undertaken by the PSDM.
How to register under the Scheme
You can reach out to us in any of the following ways:

  1. Get enrolled with DBEE who in turn will recommend the nearby Training Centre or its mobilization staff to meet you and offer you counselling and guidance.
  2. Find a nearby training centre and contact them directly( List of the training centres is available in the candidate corner section of the website).
  3. Click here to apply.
    As a follow up measure , Punjab Skill Development Mission makes every effort to contact the candidate through their empanelled training partner, District Program Management Staff, and provide proper counselling both to the candidate and their parents for right selection of the courses.

Entitlement of candidates under the scheme
  1. Free uniform, books and learning material.
  2. Free access to a computer at the computer lab with working internet, one computer per person.
  3. Skill Training Certificate from SSC upon successful completion of the training program.
  4. Job Interviews and placement opportunities at no cost.
  5. Free counselling and guidance from the training centre or Migration Support Centre.
  6. For candidates (including PwDs) from special areas, undergoing training outside district of such special areas, to and fro transport cost as per actuals, subject to a maximum of Rs. 5000/- per trainee, may be payable.
  7. Conveyance cost for BPL, PwDs& Women (hereinafter referred to as “Special Groups”): Upon successful completion of non-residential skill training programmes, and after certification, all Persons (BPL) and women candidates will be reimbursed the cost incurred in travelling to and from the training center (1000/- per month - if distance training center within district of domicile and 1500/- per month if distance training center outside the district of domicile).
  8. Post placement support of Rs 1500/- for Special Areas/ Groups for Wage employment (men placed within district of domicile will be provided this support for 1 month and for 2 months if placed outside the district of domicile)
  9. (Women placed within district of domicile will be provided this support for 2 months and for 3 months if placed outside the district of domicile).

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana - II

PMKVY 2 scheme is a flagship scheme of Ministry of Skill Development &Entrepreneurship.
Who is eligible for training
In this scheme, any unemployed youth or, school/ college dropout can get skill training regardless of his urban/ rural background.


Who can be a TP under the Scheme: Punjab Skill Development Mission empanels training partner under the Centrally Sponsored State Managed component of the Scheme. Punjab Skill Development Mission has floated a rolling tender for empanelment of Training Partners under the ESTP Component of National Urban Livelihood Mission. Interested agencies may apply in response to the EOI and submit the proposals accordingly. A special committee has been constituted at the State Level for conducting the evaluation of the proposals.
The window for submission of proposals is periodically opened at timely intervals so that interested agencies may apply in response to the EOI. Interested Agencies may regularly check the website of PSDM for relevant updates in the Tender section at the bottom of the Home page.
The Training Partners are empanelled with PSDM under the following two categories:
Category A – Agencies having Skill Training Experience
This category is applicable to agencies which have prior experience in implementation of Government Sponsored (Central/State) Skill Training Schemes in India.
Category B – Agencies having no Prior Skill Training Experience This category is applicable to agencies which don’t have prior experience in implementation of Government Sponsored (Central/State) Skill Training Schemes in India. All the agencies mentioned above should:

  1. Be a registered legal entity
  2. Apply under only one category mentioned above,
  3. Will not involve into franchising/subletting/outsourcing of any activity related to training
  4. Not blacklisted by any donor agency/ State Government/ Central Government/ any competent authority,
  5. Will adhere to PSDM and respective schemes norms(as amended from time to time).
Punjab Skill Development Mission however has the final discretion in awarding the PMKVY Scheme to any selected training partner. Currently Punjab Skill Development Mission is awarding the implementation of PMKVY Scheme only to those partners who have shown good record of placements under other schemes.
Terms of Payment: The category wise cost of a particular training course is as per the Common Cost norms issued by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. However the Instalment are as follows:
Installment Instalment and % of Cost Output Parameter
1st 30% Commencement of Training Batch against validated candidates
2nd 30%On successful certification and assessment of at least 70% of trainees
3rd 20% On placement and post placement tracking of at least 40% of candidates certified within 3months of certification.
4th 20% On placement and post placement tracking of at least 70% of candidates certified within 3months of certification.

Candidate entitlements:

Apart from the free training the candidate is entitled to Post Placement support is provided as per the following rates

  1. For male candidates: Post placement support of one month if posted in the district of domicile, and two months if posted in a district other than the district of domicile at the rate of INR 1450 per month.
  2. For female candidates: Post placement support of two month if posted in the district of domicile, and three months if posted in a district other than the district of domicile at the rate of INR 1450 per month

How to register under the Scheme: You can reach out to us in any of the following ways:
  1. Get enrolled with DBEE who in turn will recommend the nearby Training Centre or its mobilization staff to meet you and offer you counselling and guidance.
  2. Find a nearby training centre and contact them directly( List of the training centres is available in the candidate corner section of the website).
  3. Apply on http://psdm.gov.in in the Apply for skill training section on the top of the Home page.
As a follow up measure , Punjab Skill Development Mission makes every effort to contact the candidate through their empanelled training partner, District Program Management Staff, and provide proper counselling both to the candidate and their parents for right selection of the courses.

Asian Development Bank assisted Skill Development Programme

Punjab Skill Development Mission in collaboration with the Punjab Heritage and Tourism Development Board is embarking to start training of 2000 candidates in trades like Phulkari, Punjabi Jutti, Dari/ Khes, Wood Inlay, Crochet, Fabric Painting and Terracotta in different districts of Punjab including Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib, Bathinda, Sangrur, Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, S.A.S. Nagar and Sri Muktsar Sahib. This project is likely to commence in April, 2018.


Who can apply: Anyone who is more than 18 years of age

Capacity Building under the Border Area Development Programme

PSDM has taken up administration of capacity building component under BADP which covers six districts of Punjab adjoining the International Border. Skill development courses are being run by NITCONS. Soon Border Security Force and C-Pyte Centers will start imparting trainings for jobs as security persons. Additional courses including those in self-employment and training centres will come up in the next couple of months.


Who can apply: Any candidate in 18-35 years age group belonging to the Border districts e.g Ferozepur, Tarn Taran, Fazilka, Gurdaspur, Amritsar and Pathankot.

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras

Ministry of Skill Development & Entreprteneurship (MSDE) with an intention to establish aspirational Multi skill training centres in every district of the country has set up PMKKs across India. Punjab has been allocated 17 PMKKs in 17 districts except- Pathankot, Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Gurdaspur and Kapurthala. 17 PMKKs have been allocated to 3 training agencies namely- M/S ICA Eduskills, M/S Dreamweavers Pvt.Ltd and M/S Empower Pragati in the form of clusters. They will run industry driven courses of high quality with a focus on employability. 6 training centres- Moga, Fatehgarh Sahib, SAS Nagar, SBS Nagar, Jalandhar and Sri Mukatsar Sahib are operational and rest of the centres will be operational shortly. The sustainability of the centres shall be supported through dedicated training numbers under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY) or its successor schemes (any other scheme under MSDE). Each PMKK has been provided with an assured training mandate for three years, under the PMKVY scheme, as per common norms, subject to capacity and utilization of the centre. The PMKKs have been allocated in 3 categories (A, B and C) based on population (Less than 1 lakh, 1-4 lakh, 4 Lakh & above). Each PMKK shall be provided a training mandate for three years under the PMKVY(1000/750/500 training per year per centre for 8000/5000/3000 sq ft respectively). For more details, please click on https://www.nsdcindia.org/pmkk


Development of Soft Skills with focus on English


Punjab Skill Development Mission is conducting placement linked short term courses in different sectors like Retail, IT and Healthcare etc. which includes a separate module on English and Soft Skills. However, it is felt that many jobseekers including those professionally qualified may need an exclusive course on soft skills. To address this, PSDM has starting a District Level project for development of soft skills especially in communication skills for the youth of Punjab in collaboration with District Bureaus of Employment and Enterprises (DBEE) & Regional Institute of English(RIE), Chandigarh, Central Government Institute.

Who can be a trainee

There will be two levels of course: Level 1 is a basic course and is for candidates whose level of education is class 10th. Level 2 is the Advanced Course and is for Candidates whose level of education is diploma after 10th /graduation.


How to register under the Scheme
Contact:- District Project Management Staff of Punjab Skill Development Mission or District Employee Officers/DBEE for further details.
You can apply on http://psdm.gov.in
The Highlights of the program are as follows:
  • Job oriented Course sponsored by Government of Punjab at nominal fees.
  • Counselling, Career Guidance and Job Assistance by District Bureaus of Employment and Enterprises (DBEE).
  • Teaching and Learning Material prepared by experts from Regional Institute of English (RIE), Chandigarh and EFLU (English and Foreign Language University) as per the needs of youth of Punjab.
  • Course Delivery by qualified and certified trainers.
  • Small Batch sizes with activity based learning for the candidates.
  • Continuous Assessment and Certification from Punjab Skill Development Mission and RIE (Government of India Organisation).
  • Welcome kit worth Rs 1000 for enrolled candidates which includes Books, Note Book, CD, Stationery and one Bag.
  • Evening Classes for two hours on a daily basis for total of 120 in total
    Contact:- District Project Management Staff of Punjab Skill Development Mission or District Employee Officers/DBEE for further details.

    Program Details
    • The project will include a course of total 120 hours (Communication Skills 60 Hours and Personal Development Program 60 Hours), having 2 hours’ class on a daily basis.
    • There will be two levels of course: Level 1 is a basic course and is for candidates whose level of education is class 10th. Level 2 is the Advanced Course and is for Candidates whose level of education is diploma after 10th /graduation.
    • A nominal fee of Rs 1000/- will be charged from the candidates. In case of candidates where family annual income is less than Rs 2.5 lakh, Rs 500/- will be charged from the candidate. In this case a Self-Declaration Family Income form will be given by the candidate.

    Entitlement of candidates under the scheme

    • Welcome kit worth Rs 1000 for enrolled candidates which includes Books, Note Book, CD, Stationery and one Bag.
    • Counselling, Career Guidance and Job Assistance by District Bureaus of Employment and Enterprises (DBEE).