Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana - DDUGKY

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana - DDUGKY

The scheme "Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY)" is a skill training and placement program of the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD). The program focuses 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. DDU-GKY is designed to provide high-quality skill training opportunities to the rural poor, and also to establish a larger ecosystem that supports trained candidates to secure a better future. DDU-GKY aims to skill rural youth who are poor and provide them with jobs having regular monthly wages at or above the minimum wage.


  • Skill Training: The program provides skill training to beneficiaries in a variety of sectors, including agriculture, construction, retail, and hospitality. The training is designed to be industry-relevant and to equip beneficiaries with the skills they need to secure employment.

  • Placement Assistance: The program provides placement assistance to beneficiaries by connecting them with potential employers. The program also provides support to beneficiaries during the job search process, such as resume writing and interview preparation.

  • Post-Placement Support: The program provides post-placement support to beneficiaries to help them adjust to their new jobs. This support may include mentorship, counseling, and access to resources.

  • Career Progression Support: The program provides career progression support to beneficiaries to help them advance in their careers. This support may include training, mentorship, and access to networking opportunities.

  • Incentives for Higher Placements: The program provides incentives to PIAs for placing beneficiaries in higher-paying jobs. This incentive is designed to encourage PIAs to place beneficiaries in jobs that are commensurate with their skills and experience.