Launch of 'Captive Employment' initiative under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Kaushalya Yojana

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 Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) on 28 March.

Union Minister for Rural Development Giriraj Singh initiates ‘Captive Employment’ initiative under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) on 28 March.

An overview of the news

  • 19 captive employers have been included in the unique initiative.

  • 19 captive employers signed MoU with the Ministry of Rural Development to train and place over 31,000 rural youth in subsidiary companies under the DDU-GKY scheme.

  • Captive employers will train rural poor youth and provide employment to the trained youth in their company or subsidiary.

  • 10 candidates being trained under the DDU-GKY program and undergoing on-the-job training were handed over the appointment letters during the event.

  • Two candidates were awarded with appreciation letters for their performance during their current tenure of employment.

About Captive Employment

  • It aims to create a dynamic and demand-driven skilling ecosystem that caters to the needs of industry partners ensuring sustainable placements for rural poor youth.

  • The initiative is an initiative for the DDU-GKY scheme, which assures placement after training the candidates for at least six months with a minimum CTC of Rs 10,000.

Captive Employer

  • A captive employer is any employer or industry which offers employment to candidates in its own company or its subsidiaries and provides suitable in-house training facilities.

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Kaushalya Yojana 

  • DDU-GKY is a placement linked skilling program of the Ministry of Rural Development under the aegis of National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM).

  • It was launched on 25 September 2014.

  • It is funded by the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRG), Government of India.

  • The scheme is currently being implemented in 27 States and 4 Union Territories with emphasis on placement for rural poor youth.

  • Under this, demand based skill training is provided to rural poor youth in the age group of 15 to 35 years.

  • The upper age limit for female candidates is 45 years.

  • It is mandatory that one-third of the total candidates to be trained under this scheme should be women.

  • The emphasis is on career progression rather than just training.

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