Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana

The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) announced the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) on Antyodaya Diwas - 25th September 2014. DDU-GKY is a part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), tasked with the dual objectives of adding diversity to the incomes of rural poor families and cater to the career aspirations of rural youth.

DDU-GKY is uniquely focused on rural youth between the ages of 15 and 35 years from poor families. As a part of the Skill India campaign, it plays an instrumental role in supporting the social and economic programs of the government like the Make In India, Digital India, Smart Cities and Start-Up India, Stand-Up India campaigns. Over 180 million or 69% of the country's youth population between the ages of 18 and 34 years, live in its rural areas. Of these, the bottom of the pyramid youth from poor families with no or marginal employment number about 55 million.

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Proposed Capacity Building Programme Calendar


SNo Programme Proposed Date Location
1 Kaushal Pravesh: Induction Programme on DDU-GKY for new PIAs 13-OCT To 16-OCT Tamil Nadu VC
2 Training on Kaushal Bharat- DDUGKY ERP 13-OCT To 13-OCT Telangana VC
3 Training on Kaushal Bharat- DDUGKY ERP 14-OCT To 14-OCT Telangana VC B2
4 Training on Project Closure process 14-OCT To 14-OCT Meghalaya VC
5 Thematic Workshop on IT Platform- PFMS for PIAs 15-OCT To 15-OCT Punjab & WB VC
6 Kaushal Salah: Orientation Programme on DDU-GKY for Prospective PIAs 19-OCT To 22-OCT Common VC
7 Capacity Building Programme for Internal Team 22-OCT To 22-OCT Virtual Class
8 Training on Kaushal Bharat- DDUGKY ERP 26-OCT To 29-OCT Gujarat VC
9 Training on Project Closure process 27-OCT To 27-OCT Punjab VC
10 Thematic Workshop on Centre Management 28-OCT To 28-OCT Kerala VC
11 Thematic Workshop on Centre Management 28-OCT To 28-OCT Kerala VC
12 Training on Project Closure process 29-OCT To 29-OCT Jharkhand VC
SNo Programme Proposed Date Location
1 Thematic Workshop on Centre Management 04-NOV To 04-NOV Kerala VC
2 Thematic Workshop on Financial Procedures 06-NOV To 06-NOV Kerala VC
3 Kaushal Salah: Orientation Programme on DDU-GKY for Prospective PIAs 24-NOV To 27-NOV Common VC
To nominate write to trainingddugky.nird@gov.in / contact 040-24001205