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Big boost to rural employment as more than 31,000 jobs are on the way under DDU-GKY

Rural Development Ministry to sign MoU with 19 Captive employers under the RTD (Recruit, Train & Deploy) model

In a big boost to rural employment, the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) is signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 19 Captive Employers and providing them with the target to train and provide gainful employment to 31,067 rural poor youths under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) with a minimum salary of 10000/per month for the minimum period of 6 months.

Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Shri Giriraj Singh will be the Chief Guest at the MoU signing ceremony in New Delhi tomorrow. On the occasion, he will also distribute appointment letters to a few candidates who had got similar training under the DDU-GKY and were placed with captive employers.

Based on the direction of Shri Giriraj Singh, MoRD launched the Captive employment Guidelines under DDUGKY to ensure that the candidates are trained as per the industry requirement and employed. The Captive Employment model allows the employer to select the rural youths, skill & deploy them in one of its own establishment/sister concern/subsidiaries.

The RTD (Recruit, Train & Deploy) model has been developed to address the needs of the Industry on one hand and ensure sustainable placement for rural youth on the other hand. The model will be a win-win situation for Industry, Government & Rural Poor Youth. Industry will be able to provide more hands-on training at the job site itself as per its requirement while Government will ensure longer placements (Minimum six months) for rural poor youth candidates.

The Captive Employment Guidelines will increase the direct involvement of the industry due to the benefits provided to the industries for encouraging them to participate in the DDU-GKY program thereby ensuring a large quantity of employment for rural youths. A few of the Benefits provided to the Captive Employers are the Top Most Priority in target allocation, Waiver of Performance Bank Guarantee, Waiver of Quality Appraisal Process and Fees, Due Diligence of the Training Centre and a few other mandates of DDU-GKY to ease the operations for industries, MoU with MoRD for the period of 3 Years, Industry to also get Trained Manpower on Work which may reduce wear and tear, better performance, training cost from Govt.

However, in turn, Captive Employers are required to offer Captive (In-house) placement to all the trained candidates and provide captive employment to a minimum of 70% of trained candidates for a period of 6 months with a Minimum Salary of Rs. 10,000 for training courses less than 6 months & Rs. 12,000 for training courses for more than 6 months.

The basic objective of DDU-GKY is to provide gainful placement in a sustainable manner to rural youth after skilling hence the concept of captive employment was envisaged and launched on the occasion of Antyodaya Divas in the year 2020.

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