Skill Training Schemes

The following schemes are currently running:

  1. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen - Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY).
  2. Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)
  3. Building & Other Construction Workers (BOCW)
  4. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  5. Soft Skills Courses

Salient features of Skill Development Schemes

i) Deen Dayal Upadhyaya - Grameen Kaushalya Yojana, (DDU-GKY), Ministry of Rural Development, GOI.

DeenDayalUpadhyayaGrameenKaushalyaYojana, (DDU-GKY), a flagship program of the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, has driven the national agenda for inclusive growth by developing skills and productive capacity of the rural youth from poor families.

DDU-GKY empowers rural poor especially the disadvantaged groups such as the SC/ ST / women and other minorities through market led training to compete in the organized job market by funding training projects benchmarked to global standards, with an emphasis on placement, retention, career progression and foreign placement.

DDU-GKY has 3-tier collaborative partnershipimplementation model, MoRD at national level, functions as the policy-making, technical support and facilitation agency. State Missions provide implementation support and the Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) implement the program through skilling and placement projects.

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ii) Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)

Employability through Skill Training and Placement (ESTP), under National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM), Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, GOI.

The Employment through Skills Training & Placement (EST&P) under DAY - NULM has major focus on creating opportunities for skill development leading to market-based employment and self-employment for urban poors. The program has been empowering the urban youth with skill sets that make them more employable and more productive in their work environment.

It provides skills to the unskilled urban poor as well as upgrade their existing skills. This has enabled them setting up self-employment ventures and getting into salaried jobs in the private sector. The Programme intends to fill the recurring demands of skilled and specialized work force from industrial and service sectors by providing market linked skill training.


The broader objective of the Employment through Skills Training & Placement (EST&P) Programme is-

  • To provide an asset to the urban poor in the form of skills for sustainable livelihood.
  • To increase the income of urban poor through structured, market-oriented certified courses that can provide salaried employment and/or self-employment opportunities which will eventually lead to better living standards and alleviation of urban poverty on a sustainable basis.
  • Ensure inclusive growth with increased contribution of skilled urban poor to the National Economy.
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iii) Wards of Construction Workers registered with Building and Other Construction Workers Board (BoCW), Department of Labour, Government of Punjab

  1. Wards/dependents of construction workers registered with Building and Other Construction Workers Board (BoCW), scheme is a state initiative for skilling, up-skilling of the wards of construction workers and the construction workers not covered under RPL scheme.
  2. The worker should be registered with BoCW, Department of Labour, Government of Punjab
  3. As approved in the 6th meeting of Steering Committee, PSDM held on 4.05.2016, for implementation of BoCW, NULM norms shall be applicable.
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