Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY), the skill training and placement program of the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), occupies a unique position amonths the skill training programmes due to its focus on the rural poor youth and its emphasis on sustainable employment through the prominence and incentives given to post-placement tracking, retention and career progression. Lack of formal education, marketable skills and other constraints imposed by poverty place significant entry barriers to today?s job market. DDU-GKY is therefore designed to not only provide high quality skills training opportunities to the rural poor, but also to establish a larger ecosystem that supports trained candidates secure a better future. DDU-GKY is uniquely focused on rural youth between the ages of 15 and 35 years from poor families.
Rural Skills hosts the process-oriented software, MRIGS (Monitoring and Regulation for Improved Governance of Skills Development) and is designed to enable the implementing partner to manage the process of training end to end and comply with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) notified by MoRD for DDU-GKY, enable stakeholders to monitor progress of training and placement of the candidates in real time reporting, monitor compliance to the provisions of SOP and initiate corrective measures.
Rural Skills has been pioneer in implementing Digital India in the skills domain and showcasing the world that the process can be digitized and monitored in real time saving on cost and resources, ensuring compliances to the provisions of the scheme guidelines and SOP and, infusing efficiency and effectiveness in the ecosystem.