Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) Free Training for Rural Unemployed Youth

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) Free Training for Rural Unemployed Youth:

District Rural Development Official has informed that Providing the Free Training in Various sectors with the Free lodging and Free hostel accommodation to rural unemployed youth under the scheme Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana(DDU-GKY).This Training programme will be available for three months in Computer Training, Computer Skills, Soft Skills, Personality Development, Typing, Spoken English and others etc.,  Eligible candidates may apply for this Free training programme up to the end of this month.

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Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) Free Training for Rural Unemployed Youth

Programme Name: DDU GKY Free Training Programme

Training Programs/Courses:
#Computer Training,
#Computer Skills,
#Soft Skills,
#Personality Development,
#Spoken English and others

Age limit: 

Candidates age should have between 15 and 35 years. All candidates who hail from poor families, and are between the ages of 15 and 35 years, are eligible for the training programs. For women and other vulnerable groups like persons with disabilities, the upper age limit is relaxed to 45 years.

Educational Qualification: 

10th Class Pass, Inter, Degree Pass or fail candidates are eligible to apply for this.

Eligibility Criteria:

Rural youth from poor families in the age group of 15 to 35 years, (relaxed for categories stated in FAQ 8). While DDU-GKY aims for Participatory Identification of Poor (PIP) as the aspired process for inducting needy candidates, interim any of the following will ensure eligibility into DDU-GKY sponsored skill training programs:

#Ownership of/ inclusion in BPL Cards

#Ownership of/ inclusion in BPL PDS Cards (also called Antyodaya Anna Yojana in some states)

#Ownership of/ inclusion in RSBY Card (Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana)

#Family members of SHG members of a registered SHG in the village

#Family members of paid workers under the MGNREGS with a minimum of 15 days of work in the last 12 months

Further, to promote social inclusion, DDU-GKY insists on mandatory coverage of socially disadvantaged groups (SC/ST 50%, Minority 15%, Women 33%) and 3% for Persons with Different Abilities (PwDs) through reservations/ earmarked funds in every project.

District Rural Development Official said that after completion of training, employment opportunities will be provided to the rural unemployed youth. From June 1, two batches of 35 people will start only for young people. Earlier, in the joint district, many young people have completed their training and they are doing jobs in various private institutions in Hyderabad.

For details, please contact
800 8465518,

Important Dates:

#Last date for submission of application : May 31

#Commencement of Training Programme : June 1

About DDU GKY (Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana)

1. DDU-GKY is the demand-driven placement-linked skill training initiative of the Ministry of Rural Development,Government of India (MoRD), uniquely aimed at rural poor youth between 15 and 35 years of age,with the purpose to create income diversity in poor families and help rural youth realize their career aspirations.

2. DDU-GKY was set up to provide hopes and aspirations for a better quality of life to a large section of the rural poor. India has approximately 55 million rural youth between the age group of 15-35 yrs. who are below poverty line and with 16.16 million persons entering into the working age each year, there is a need for them to be skilled, reskilled and up-skilled.

However, it is estimated that only 4.69% of the total workforce in India has undergone formal skill training as compared to 68% in UK, 75% in Germany, 52% in USA, 80% in Japan and 96% in South Korea. On the other side, there is a demand of 109.73 million skilled manpower by 2022 in twenty-four key sectors.

Therefore DDU-GKY seeks to fill this gap by imparting specific set of Modular Employable Skills (MES) needed to access full time jobs in the formal sector.

3. DDU-GKY provides demand-driven placement-linked skill training so that you can learn a new skill, earn your way to new identity, gain respect and fulfill your income and career aspirations. The following services are to be provided to every enrolled candidate:

#Get face to face counselling and guidance
#Find out what you’re good at, get chosen for a skill based on your aptitude
#Learn new skills and new technology in modern fully equipped training centres
#Earn a government accepted certificate upon successful completion
#Get placement opportunities and interact with potential employers
#Find a job that pays you a minimum salary of Rs. 6,000/- per month (at least 75% of all those who successfully completed training will be placed)
#Get support to shift to a new city and job (if needed)

Mission of DDU-GKY

#To reduce poverty by enabling poor for households to access gainful and sustainable employment through employment that provides regular wages.

#Guiding Principles

#There is a strong demand for the economic opportunities among the poor, as well as immense opportunities in term of developing their work abilities.

#Social mobilization as well as a network of strong institutions is essential in order to develop India demographic surplus into a dividend.

#Quality and standards are paramount in the delivery of skilling, in order to make the rural poor desirable to both Indian and global employer.


#Awareness building within the community on the opportunities

#Identifying rural youth who are poor

#Mobilizing rural youth who are interested

#Counseling of youth and parents

#Selection based on aptitude

#Imparting knowledge, industry linked skills and attitude that enhance employability

#Providing jobs that can be verified through methods that can stand up to independent scrutiny, and which pays above minimum wages

#Supporting the person so employed for sustainability after placement

Required to furnish any documents for getting enrolled

You would be required to furnish any of the following documents as your identity proof:

#Birth Certificate

#BPL Card of self or your household (where your name is also mentioned)

#MGNREGA worker card of any member of your household, with a minimum of 15 days of completed work in the last 12 months

#RashtriyaSwasthyaBimaYojana (RSBY) card of your household

#Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) card of your household

#BPL PDS card of your household

#NRLM-Self Help Group identification or certificate for any member of your household Apart from the above, the reserved category would need to furnish any of the following proofs:

#SC/ST Certificate issued by competent authority

#Disability Certificate issued by competent authority

#Self-certification by the candidate for his/her status as minority community

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana or DDU-GKY: 

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana or DDU-GKY is a Government of India youth employment scheme. It was launched by on 25 September 2014 by Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Venkaiah Naidu on the occasion of 98th birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. It aims to target youth, under the age group of 15-35 years. A corpus of Rs 1,500 crore and is aimed at enhancing the employability of rural youth. Under this programme, disbursements would be made through a digital voucher directly into the student’s bank account as part of the government’s skill development initiative.

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana: 

According to Census 2011, India has 55 million potential workers between the ages of 15 and 35 years in rural areas. At the same time, the world is expected to face a shortage of 57 million workers by 2020. This presents a historic opportunity for India to transform its demographic surplus into a demographic dividend. The Ministry of Rural Development implements DDU-GKY to drive this national agenda for inclusive growth, by developing skills and productive capacity of the rural youth from poor families. There are several challenges preventing India’s rural poor from competing in the modern market, such as the lack of formal education and marketable skills. DDU-GKY bridges this gap by funding training projects benchmarked to global standards, with an emphasis on placement, retention, career progression and foreign placement.


Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) aims to skill rural youth who are poor and provide them with jobs having regular monthly wages or above the minimum wages. It is one of the cluster of initiatives of the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India that seeks to promote rural livelihoods. It is a part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) - the Mission for poverty reduction called Aajeevika. The scheme will benefit more than 55 million poor rural youth who are ready to be skilled by providing sustainable employment.
This scheme derives importance from its potential to reduce poverty. It is also designed to be a major contributor to the Prime Minister's 'Make in India' campaign.

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