Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana(DDU-GKY)

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Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana(DDU-GKY) is a Central government scheme for rural youth launched on 25 September 2014. It is a part of National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), introduced with the dual objectives of adding diversity to the income of rural poor families and cater to the career aspirations of rural youth.

Vision : - To transform rural poor youth into an economically independent and globally relevant workforce.

Mission : - To reduce poverty by enabling poor for households to access gainful and sustainable employment that provides regular wages.

The aim of DDU-GKY is to skill rural youth who are poor and provide them with jobs having regular monthly wages or above the minimum wages. The scheme mainly focuses on the youth in the age group of 15-35 years.

Skilling and Placement under DDU-GKY

  • Awareness building within the community on the opportunities
  • Identifying rural youth who are poor
  • Mobilizing rural youth who are interested
  • Counseling of youth and parents
  • Selecting on the basis of aptitude
  • Imparting knowledge, industry linked skills and attitude that enhance employability
  • Providing jobs that can be verified through methods that can stand up to independent scrutiny, and which pays above minimum wages
  • Supporting the person so employed for sustainability after placement

Eligibility Criteria :

  1. Rural youth in the age group between 15 and 35 years.
  2. Person belonging to SC/ST category.
  3. Women
  4. Persons with disability
  5. Persons belonging to Particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTG)
  6. Person who completed even a little bit schooling
  7. Unemployed or work as labour in fields
  8. Person who earn a daily wage doing odd jobs
  9. Person who belongs to a family where at least one person has worked for 15 days in the MGNREGA scheme in the last year
  10. Person belongs to a family where one person belongs to a Self-Help Group (SHG)
  11. Person older than 35 years here is a relaxation for women, persons with disabilities, victims of human trafficking and other vulnerable groups.
  12. Transgender and other special groups (rehabilitated bonded labour, victims of trafficking, manual scavengers, trans-genders, HIV positive persons amongst others)

From national level social inclusion is done through

  • 50 % funds earmarked for SCs and STs,
  • 3% for persons with disabilities
  • 15% for minority groups
  • 33% are to be women in each training program

Documents required to apply for DDU-GKY

  1. Aadhar Card/Voter ID card/any government photo ID card.
  2. Birth Certificate,
  3. BPL Card
  4. MGNREGA worker card with a minimum of 15 days of completed work
  5. Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) card of household
  6. Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) or BPL PDS card of your household
  7. NRLM-Self Help Group identification or certificate for any member of your household
  8. SC/ST Certificate issued by competent authority, with any of the above
  9. For person with disability - Disability Certificate issued by a Registered Medical Practitioner, with any of the above

Benefits of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana

  • It offers completely free skill training ar the training centres.
  • There are no fees/charge for
    • registration,
    • examination,
    • certification,
    • placement.
  • Aadhar card or similar bio-metric Identification Card.
  • A bank account in the person's name
  • It offers free food and accommodation in a residential training program
  • Free uniform, books and learning material.
  • Reimbursement of to & fro and meal cost, transferred directly to bank account.
  • Free access to a computer at the computer lab with working internet, one computer per person.
  • DDU-GKY Skill Training Certificate from NCVT or SSC upon successful completion of the training program.
  • It provides job interviews and placement opportunities at no cost. And a job with a minimum salary of Rs. 6,000/- per month.
  • Post Placement salary top-up every month for 2-6 months as per:
    • If person is placed in his/her State of Domicile, in a town smaller than District HQ, then for 2 months, directly transferred to his/her bank account
    • If applicant is placed in his/her State of Domicile, in the District HQ or larger towns, then for 3 months, directly transferred to person's salary bank account
    • If placed outside the State of Domicile, then for 6 months, directly transferred to bank account
  • It provides free counselling and guidance 
  • In case of Industrial Internships
  • Rs. 4,500/- one time for travel to or from the placement to or from home, directly transferred to his/her bank account.
  • Rs. 5,000/- per month Stipend for 12 months from start of job directly transferred to bank account. This will be paid only when employer submits proof that the person is working in the job.
  • After 12 months of successful training, a job with a minimum salary of Rs. 10,000/- per month.

How to apply for DDU-GKY?

  • You can get enrolled with Gram Panchayat or Gram Rozgar Sewak, who in turn will recommend the nearby Training Centre or its mobilization staff to meet and offer counselling and guidance
  • You can find a nearby training centre and contact them directly
  • You can find a trade you want to learn, and the contact information of the training centre teaching the trade
  • Click on "Apply Now" and register yourself on Kaushal Panjee portal under "Candidate Registration"
    Whichever way you choose, the DDUGKY officials will reach out to you, visit you in your home, talk to you, your parents, friends and others. They will take you to the nearby training centre and be with you till such time that you enrol.

Skill training is provided under DDU-GKY for the following industry sectors :

  • Agriculture
  • Apparel
  • Automotive
  • Beauty and
  • BFSI
  • Cabins and ducts
  • Capital
  • Construction
  • Electronics
  • Gems and
  • Goods
  • Handicraft
  • Healthcare
  • Infrastructure
  • Iron & Steel
  • IT/ITeS
  • Kurta &
    Safari Making
  • Leather
  • Life Science
  • Logistics
  • Made Ups &
    Home Furni
  • Media &
  • Mining
  • Plumbing
  • Power
  • Retail
  • Rubber
  • Security
  • Skin and
  • SportsSSC
  • Telecom
  • Textile
  • Tourism & Hospitality

Contact Details :

Office Address:
Rural Skills Division,
Ministry of Rural Development,
7th Floor, NDCC-II Building,
Jai Singh Road, New Delhi-110001
Office Time: 9:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
[Monday to Friday Except Gazetted Holiday]

Web Information Manager :
Shri Saurabh Kumar Dubey
Designation: Director (RS/RL)
Email Id:


S.No. Name Designation E-mail Phone No.
1 Shri Narendra Singh Tomar Minister of Rural Development,
Agriculture and Farmers
Welfare & Panchayati Raj,

2 Dr. Navneet Mohan Kothari PS to Minister 011-23782327,
3 Ms. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

Minister of State
(Rural Development) 011-23388823,
4 Shri Rajesh Bhushan Secretary (RD) 011-23382230,
5 Shri Kumar Ravikant Singh PS to MoS (RD) 011-23388823,
6 Shri H Rama Krishnan Sr. PPS to (SRD) 011-23382230,
7 Shri Charanjit Singh Joint Secretary (Skills) 011- 23438012
8 Shri K. K. Raman PPS to JS (Skills) 011-23438012
9 Mr. Rajender Singh Rawat PPS to JS (Skills) 011-23461728
10 Shri Virendra Sharma Director (Skills) 011-23438013
11 Ms. Rajni Bala PS to Director (Skills) 011-23438013
12 Shri Saurabh Kumar Dubey Director (RS/RL) 011-23461748
13 Shri Sanjay Kumar Under Secretary 011-23461713
14 Shri Bhim Prakash Under Secretary 011-23461711
15 Shri NG Yirmayai Assistant Director 011-23461723
16 Shri Rajeev Kumar Under Secretary 011-23461718
17 Shri Shyamal Rao Chongali Research Officer CAPART 011-23461767
18 Shri Sher Singh Asst. Section Officer 011-23461727
19 Shri Jitender Kumar Asst. Section Officer  


DDU-GKY National Mission Team

S.No. Designation Name of Contact Person E-mail Phone No
1 Head - PMA Shri Vinay Kumar Pandey 011-23461722
2 Senior Expert -
Finance and Accounting
Shri Rohtash Singh 011-23461724
3 Head SGSY Projects Shri Anand Kumar Patney 011-23461726
4 Deputy Head, PMA Ms. Nidhi Rawat 011-23461729
5 Deputy Head - PMA Shri Tanmoy Ghatak 011-23461719
6 Senior Mission Manager Ms. Rachna Paliwal 011-23461717
7 Deputy Head, PMA Ms. Dipali Pujara 011-23461802
8 Mission Manager -
State Partnerships
Shri Abu Osama Saifi 011-23461765
9 Mission Manager -
State Partnership &
Other Partnerships
Shri Kumar Manish 011-23461775
10 Regional Representative -
North Eastern Region
and West Bengal
Ms. Tenzing Choesang  
11 Mission Manager -
State Partnership
Ms. Dhriti Bania  
12 Sr. Mission Executive
(Monitoring and Evaluation)
Shri Perwaiz Alam 011-23461765
13 Admin Assistant Shri Umesh Kumar 011-23461721
14 Office Assistant Shri Chetan Kumar 011-23461751


DDU-GKY Nodal Person in State Government

S.No. State Name of contact person Designation E-mail Mobile No.
1 J&K Shri Kapil Sharma COO 9419192205
2 Goa Shri V N Sheyte JS (RD) 9823063362
3 Arunachal Pradesh Shri Tatar Mosi Program Manager 9436416195
4 Andhra Pradesh Shri Vijay Mannala SPM, SEEDAP-EGM 9866900079
5 Assam Shri Amrit Borah COO 9085440957
6 Bihar Shri Arbind Kumar Sinha SPM - PIA Coordination
and Development 9386593717 /
7 Chhattisgarh Smt. Harsha Oberai Program Manager /
8 Gujarat Shri Anand Shah Sr. Consultant,
9 Haryana Shri R.R. Badyal COO 9779075074
10 Himachal Pradesh Ms. Latika Sehajpal Chief Executive Officer,
11 Jharkhand Shri Hasnain A Warshi SPM - Skills 95723 89527
12 Karnataka Shri Vishwanath COO,
13 Kerala Shri Shibu N P SPM 8157830774
14 Madhya Pradesh Shri Dhirendra Singh SPM 8349901014
15 Maharashtra Shri S.George Bernard Shaw State Mission Manager,
16 Manipur Shri Bobby Singh SPM (Skills) 8794708088
17 Meghalaya Ms. G.S.Lyndem COO 9856028958
18 Meghalaya Ms. Nancy Lalsawmliani SMM 9615236021
19 Nagaland Shri Menuoneituo Chadi COO, Skills 9862286884
20 Odisha Shri OM Prakash SPM 9437190119
21 Punjab Shri Jeetan Kumar SPM 9785212616
22 Rajasthan Shri Yogmitra Dinkar COO 9414242661
23 Sikkim Sh. Deepen Sharma Project Officer 7001154674
24 Tamil Nadu Shri J. Ganeshkanna COO,

25 Telangana Shri Praveen Kumar Manager (IT), EGMM 7702339922
26 Uttar Pradesh Shri Rajesh Kumar COO 9415175951
27 Tripura Shri Donland Koloy Project Manager 9862975456
28 Uttarakhand Dr. Prabhakar Bebni COO 9412382091
29 West Bengal Ms. Aruna De Sarkar SPM (SKills) 033-23403682

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Humari place ment nhi houi 1saal se
Belong to v poor family 😭
Hum call krte ha koi attend nhi karta koi b teacher .
Plz action plzz
Humaara future barbad kr diya in DDU GKY WALO NE


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