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  • Ministry of Rural Development is undertaking two initiatives in skill development under the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) which are as follows:

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY):

  • It is a placement linked skill development program which allows skilling in a PPP mode and assured placements in regular jobs in an organization not owned by the skilled person.
  • DDU-GKY is being undertaken as PPP Project all over the country through Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) registered with the Ministry of Rural Development.
  • Further, Guidelines of the scheme mandate State Governments to take up skill training projects with Corporate Social Responsibility funding.
  • DDU-GKY Guidelines provide for setting apart 15% of the funds of the funds at for national level beneficiaries from among minority groups.

Rural Self Employment and Training Institutes (RSETI):

  • Skill development through RSETI, thereby enabling the trainee to take Bank credit and start his/her own Micro-enterprise.
  • Some of such trainees may also seek regular salaried jobs.
  • DDU-GKY and RSETI schemes covers rural parts of all the States of the country.
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