Employment or Training Related Programmes


                                                                                                                                        Updated in March 2015
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Koushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) is a placement linked skill development scheme for rural poor youth. This initiative is part of NRLM. The skilling program for rural youth has now been refocused and reprioritized to build the capacity of rural poor youth to address the needs of the domestic and global skill requirements. A total of 51,956 candidates have been skilled under DDU-GKY out of which 28,995 candidates have been placed till November 2014 during 2014-15.
Mahatma Gandhi NREGA:
- Intensive and Participatory Planning Exercise (IPPE) to prepare the labour budget for financial year 2015-16 in selected 2500  backward Blocks has been initiated. 
- Emphasis on Agriculture and Allied Activities to ensure that at least 60 percent of the works in a district in terms of cost shall  be for creation of productive assets linked to agriculture and allied activities through development of land, water and trees.
-  Provision for Payment of Technical Assistants/ Barefoot Engineers from the Material Component of the Work  Special Financial Assistance of Rs. 147 crore for Staffing of Social Audit Units.
-  Use of Machines for works where speed of execution is most critical (like the works in a flood prone area).
 National Livelihoods Mission (NRLM): This was launched after restructuring Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY). It aims at organizing all rural poor households and continuously nurturing and supporting them till they come out of abject poverty, by organizing one woman member from each household into affinity-based.
 National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM): Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY) which has been restructured into NULM, aims at organizing urban poor in self help groups, imparting skill training to urban poor for self and wage employment and helping them to set up self-employment venture by providing credit on subsidized rate of interest. In addition, shelters for urban homeless and infrastructure for street vendors can also be taken up under this Mission.
Support to Training and Employment Programme (STEP): The Scheme is intended to benefit women who are in the age group of 16 years and above by providing skills to them for their employability. The Scheme covers any sector for imparting skills related to employability and entrepreneurship, including but not limited to Agriculture, Horticulture, Food Processing, Handlooms etc. and skills for the work place such as spoken English, Gems & Jewellery, Travel & Tourism and Hospitality.
Special Central Assistance (SCA) to the Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP): This is a major initiative for uplifting the SCs above the poverty line through self-employment or training. The amount of subsidy admissible is 50 per cent of the project cost.
NaiManzil’ for education and skill development of drop outs with a corpus fund of Rs. 1023 Crore during 2014-15.
USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development) aims to conserve traditional arts/crafts of minorities and for building capacity of traditional artisans and craftsmen belonging to minority communities.
MANAS for upgrading entrepreneurial skills of minority youth. and ‘Cyber Gram’ to impart training for Digital Literacy. Training of 1,70,005 minority students has been sanctioned upto 31.12.2014.

Monday, 16th Mar 2015, 08:50:42 AM

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