Captive Employment under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY)

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    • Union Minister for Rural Development initiates ‘Captive Employment’ initiative under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY).

    What is Captive Employment?

    • ‘Captive Employment’, is a first of its kind initiative aimed at addressing the vision of a dynamic and demand-based skilling ecosystem catering to the requirements of industry partners ensuring sustainable placements for rural poor youth. 
    • The initiative is a shot in the arm for the DDU-GKY programme, assuring post-training placement of candidates for a minimum of six months with a minimum CTC of Rs 10,000/-. 
    • This program will be a big boon for rural poor to augment their job needs and improve their standard of living. This program shall also contribute to sustainable development goals.

    About DDU-GKY

    • Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) is a placement linked skilling program of the Ministry of Rural Development under the aegis of National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM). 
    • This program caters to the rural poor youth. It was launched on 25 September 2014 and is funded by MoRG, Govt of India.
    • The program is currently being implemented in 27 States and 4 UTs for rural poor youth with an emphasis on placements. 
    • Demand-led skill training aimed at rural poor youth between 15 and 35 years of age is provided. Mandatory coverage of socially disadvantaged groups (SC/ST 50%; Minority 15%; Women 33%). The emphasis is on Career Progression rather than just training.

    Source: PIB