CEO Conclave Conducted: At the behest of MoRD, DDU-GKY RC NIRDPR hosted a CEO Conclave themed “Gearing up for DDU-GKY 2.0” on 31st Jan ’24

At the behest of MoRD, DDU-GKY RC NIRDPR hosted a CEO Conclave themed “Gearing up for DDU-GKY 2.0” on 31st Jan ’24. In this conclave CEO/SMDs and COOs from all the states and UTs participated. The event was held at the IHC New Delhi. The objectives of the conclave were to:

  • Discuss the intricacies of the program and to push standard-led skilling agenda for the rural poor
  • Discussion on timely payment release mechanism and several aspects of placement linked payment system for ensuring smooth releases and project progress
  • Share the learnings from DDU-GKY 1.0
  • Sharing the guidelines drafted for DDUGKY 2.0 and to get the insight from the CEO/SMD/COO of the states on the above subject and determine a way forward

Joint Secretary (Skills), MoRD Shri Karma Zimpa Bhutia (IFoS) set the key note of the Conclave and the Director General of NIRDPR Dr G Narendra Kumar IAS launched Rozgar Manch, the placement portal for DDU-GKY in Kaushal Bharat and delivered the Inaugural Address.

Glimpses of CXO Meet

75th Republic Day Celebrations at NIRDPR

75th Republic Day Celebration was celebrated at NIRDPR on 26 January 2024.

Dr G Narendra Kumar, IAS, Director General, NIRDPR unfurled the national flag as the Chief Guest and addressed the audience. Prizes were given away to the winners of sports events that were conducted on the eve of the Republic Day.

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ArSRLM signs MoU with NABARD for operation of Migration Support Centre and Retention Support Unit in Guwahati

The Arunachal state rural livelihood mission (ArSLM) signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the NABARD for Establishment and Operation of Migration Support Center and Retention Support Unit in Guwahati under DDU-GKY (Deen Dayal Upadhyaya-Grameen Kaushalya Yojana )

The MoU was signed by CEO-cum SMD, ArSRLM and Vice President NABARD Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd (A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of NABARD).

Secretary PD&MD review the progress on implementation of “Himayat” scheme

Secretary, Planning Development and Monitoring Department (PD&MD), Aijaz Asad, convened a meeting with officers of Rural Development Department to review the progress on implementation of “Himayat” scheme in Jammu and Kashmir. The meeting was convened to analyze the current status of Himayat scheme (PMDP Project) besides deliberating on strategies aimed to ensure effective implementation of the ambitious programme in the UT. Highlighting the significance of the scheme in fostering economic development and employment opportunities, the Secretary called upon the authorities concerned to further step up efforts towards ensuring successful implementation of the scheme benefitting maximum beneficiaries. He asked the Rural Development Department to provide information on the existing gap between the training imparted to the prospective beneficiaries and the subsequent placement opportunities extended to them. The prime objective behind launching this schemes is to facilitate the trained individuals with gainful employment. Sri Aijaz Asad took stock of existing flaws in smooth execution of the scheme and asked the officers to work out and recommend remedial measures to contain those impediments for obtaining the set targets under the programme. He exhorted upon the officers concerned to work collaboratively towards refining the implementation strategy, addressing challenges and streamlining the process to achieve the scheme’s overarching objectives. “The Himayat scheme stands as a testament to the Government’s unwavering commitment towards socio-economic development of people of Jammu and Kashmir. Through sustained efforts and periodic reviews, the administration aims to fine-tune the scheme, ensuring its efficacy in providing skill development and employment opportunities to the youth of the region”

RDD to empanel IIT, IIM, NIFT, Universities as PIAs for placement-linked youth skilling initiative in the UT of J&K

The Rural Development Department (RDD) and Panchayati Raj will empanel premier institutes in Jammu and Kashmir as Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) for implementation of flagship placement-linked skilling scheme, and converge with associated departments, banks and training institutes for outcomesbased skilling and placement initiative. Secretary, Rural Development Department and Panchayati Raj, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary (I.A.S.) took a comprehensive review of the placement linked skill training program Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) in Jammu and Kashmir, need for capacity building of rural youth and expansion of scheme. It was decided to approach and assist the premier Government education institutions of repute for engagement as PIAs for a credible skilling and placement endeavour of the Jammu and Kashmir Government. Emphasizing the need for greater rationality in the selection and training process for youth, Dr Shahid Iqbal directed officers to explore the possibility of incorporating Government educational and technical institutions as Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) in this program. Secretary highlighted the importance of selecting deserving candidates for training and ensuring effective supervision of the training process. He stressed the need to clarify the program’s initial stages, training procedures, and prospects for participants. Referring to the success of schemes Mumkin and Tejaswini of Mission Youth J&K, Dr Shahid suggested understanding such programs to derive benefits from their experiences, and replication of best practices. He said that skill development is only beneficial when paired with sustainable employment for the youth. Dr Shahid Iqbal encouraged exploring self-employment opportunities, considering the current environment’s potential in this realm. He asked the officers of the program management unit to explore the possibilities of including the Indian Institute of Management Jammu, Indian Institute of Technology Kashmir, SKUAST University, Jammu University, Kashmir University, Schools of Business Management, and other such Government educational and technical institutions as PAIs in the program, and to seek full support from RSETIs and Krishi Vigyan Kendras as well. He stressed on the need to register state cooperative societies and semi-Government agencies as PIAs as well. Recognizing the importance of robust infrastructure, Dr Shahid Iqbal directed officers to seek capacity-building analysis from prestigious institutions like IITs and IIMs. He further emphasized the crucial role of technical, financial, and managerial support in any program’s success. Stressing the need for strong political will and administrative backing, Secretary envisioned DDU-GKY as a mission-driven initiative with the potential to significantly improve the lives of thousands of young people in Jammu and Kashmir.

Himayat Celebrates Republic Day in J&K

Himayat celebrated Republic Day with full enthusiasm and gaiety across all the training centres in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. A series of activities like Chart Making, Rangoli Making, Songs, Dances, Symposium, Debates etc were organised in weeklong celebrations. National Flag Hoisting took place at HMMU office, Jammu. Republic Day Parade was also organised in training centers in Kashmir Division. – National Flag was unfurled at HMMU Office Jammuand Republic Day Parade was organised in training centres in Kashmir Division

Himayat celebrates National Voters’ Day in J&K

National Voters’ Day is celebrated on January 25 every year, across the country to mark the foundation day of the Election Commission of India, i.e. 25th January 1950. Officials of Himayat Mission Management Unit along with the enrolled trainees in Himayat training centers had actively participated in the event and took the Oath on the special day.

Tripura celebrates National Youth Day 2024

The National Youth Day and Rastriya Yuva Diwas 2024 celebration was organized by the Youth Affairs & Sports Department on January 12, 2024, at 2:00 PM in Rabindra Bhawan in honour of the 162nd birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, one of greatest philosophers and spiritual leaders. The theme for the National Youth Day was “Arise, Awake, and Realise the power you hold”. In the view of the 162nd birth anniversary, DDU-GKY department of TRLM supported the Youth Affairs & Sports Department in conducting the event.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tripura, Shri Dr. Manik Saha, and the Hon’ble Minister (Youth Affairs & Sports) were the chief guests of the event. On this occasion, DDU-GKY candidates took part. Addressing the gathering the Hon’ble Chief Minister said, Swami Vivekananda was a great pious leader, philosopher, and also a devout personality with great principles. It is because of that knowledge that the whole world will be eternally grateful to Swamiji for the way he propagated Sanatan Dharma in Chicago, America, and it is unimaginable that the standard of India was sitting high at that time by taking Sanatan Dharma to the court of the world. At that time, he fought against the British and encouraged the youth to take a leading role in India’s freedom struggle by taking responsibility for Mother India. That is why the people of India celebrate his birthday as the National Youth Day.

The DDU-GKY stall was inaugurated by the Honourable CM. The Honourable CM felicitated four successfully trained and placed candidates and The Honourable Minister provided offer letters to fifteen trained candidates on this occasion.

Educational tours for DDU-GKY Candidates in Tripura

Educational trips, also known as field trips, are an essential part of the learning process. PIAs in Tripura organized educational excursions in the month of January that took candidates outside the classroom to explore new places, cultures, and experiences. Educational trips serve many purposes, including enhancing classroom learning, promoting social and emotional development, and exposing candidates to real-life situations. Candidates who hail from remote locations gain exposure through such tours, which is essential for holistic learning.

Candidates from SATYAM SATPUDA SAMAJ SEWA SAMITI visited the Science Park in Agartala, Tripura..

Promoting Social and Emotional Development:

The candidates from different PIAs i.e. Aiswarya Vignan Educational Society, Aaruthal Foundation and Ms Support Services Private Limited and Sumathi Corporate Services Private Limited visited different tourist places in Tripura. Thetrips are not just about academic learning; they also promote social and emotional development. They provide an opportunity for candidates to develop social skills, such as communication, teamwork, and leadership. On an educational trip, candidates must interact with their peers and teachers in a different setting, which can help them build stronger relationships and develop new friendships.

Furthermore, educational trips can help students develop emotional intelligence by exposing them to new experiences and challenges. They can learn how to adapt to unfamiliar situations, manage their emotions, and develop resilience.

Exposing Students to Real-Life Situations:

Educational trips expose students to real-life situations, which can help them develop critical thinking skills and make informed decisions. They can learn about different cultures, lifestyles, and perspectives by visiting new places and interacting with people from diverse backgrounds, providing them with a good opportunity to know the outside world and also learn to handle the situations.

In conclusion, educational trips are an essential part of the learning process. It can enhance classroom learning, promote social and emotional development, and expose candidates to real-life situations. Educational trips provide candidates with a unique opportunity to learn in a different setting and develop new skills and interests. Therefore, educational trips should be an integral part of every candidate’s educational experience.

DDU-GKY Candidates Celebrate Republic Day in the Training Centers- Tripura

Our nation is celebrating its 75th Republic Day with Theme ‘India – Mother of Democracy’ and ‘Viksit Bharat’. The goal is to boost the rural economy and recognize its pivotal role in the country’s development. It marks a significant stride towards building a more participatory and inclusive democracy.

In light of this, our candidates observed Republic Day on 26th Jan 2024 with their respective teachers and the PIA officials. On this occasion, the PIA’s State Head hoisted the Indian flag sang our national anthem and provided insightful speeches to the candidates. After that, the candidates organised a rally in the town. Patriotic songs and dances were performed.

ESAF DDU-GKY Training Centre News, Thrissur, Kerala

Sri. Arun C. Adatte, Asst. Commissioner-Skills, MORD visited ESAF DDU-GKY Training Centre

Sri. Arun C. Adatte, Asst. Commissioner-Skills, MORD visited ESAF DDU-GKY Training Centre, Chiyyaram, Thrissur run by Evangelical Social Action Forum on 09.01.2024 . He was accompanied by Dr. Kavitha A, District Mission Co-ordinator, Smt. Vineetha A.K., District Programme Manager.

The Asst Commissioner was welcomed by Smt. Mereena Paul, Executive Director, ESAF Foundation, Sri. John P. Inchakalody, Associate Director- ESAF Foundation, Sri. Saji Isaac, Asst.Director, ESAF Foundation and Centre Authorities. He held discussions with the faculties and staff members of the Centre.


Ms. Nayana Majeed, an ESAF DDUGKY student, was felicitated by Kudumbashree Mission with the Best Alumni Award during the National Saras Fair 2023 at Kochi. Ms. Nayana Majeed is currently working with ESAF Swasraya Multistate Agro Cooperative Society (ESMACO) Piravom Branch.

We look forward to witnessing Nayana’s continued success and positive contributions to work.

This achievement is a source of pride for the ESAF DDU-GKY team.

Kudumbashree DDU-GKY conducts Job Fair

JEEViKA organises CxO meet under DDU-GKY in Gurugram

The event witnessed the participation of corporations such as Safexpress Pvt. Ltd and Quess Corp, a leading employer with over 500,000 employees on its payroll.

Shri Amarjeet Sinha (Rtd. I.A.S, Member-Public Enterprise Selection Board, GoI), Shri Kundan Kumar (Resident Commissioner & Investment Commissioner, GoB), Shri Balamurugan D (JS, DPIIT) and Shri Karma Zimpa Bhutia (JS, Skills, MoRD) graced the event.

During the CxO meet, in addition to deliberating on various aspects of the skilling ecosystem, MoUs were signed with six potential employers. This initiative aims to benefit thousands of youth from rural Bihar.

DDU-GKY MEGA JOB MELA conducted by Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Mission

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Training program conducted in January 2024  by DDU-GKY RC, NIRDPR

In the month on Jan’24, a total of 9 training programs were conducted, 6 programs were conducted in online mode and 3 programs were conducted in offline mode at NIRDPR. The programs were conducted on topics of Kaushal Bharat, Centre Management, Quality Management, Assessment & Certification, Placement Procedure, e-SOP Certification, Immersion training of SRLM officials and Orientation on Sanctioning of Additional targets for officials. Through these training 363 personnel were upskilled.

Kaushal Bharat Training

As per the demand for the West Bengal SRLM a three day Refresher Training on Kaushal Bharat was conducted for the PIAs & SRLM officials of the state. Three Resource Persons from DDU-GKY RC Shri Naveen Bachu, Shri A R Amarnath & Shri Jagadeshwar Reddy facilitated training sessions to the officials during the course of training. Through this training session 24 officials of SRLM & PIAs of the state were upskilled on Kaushal Bharat.

Immersion and TOT Training for Newly Recruited SMMU Officials of ASRLM on DDU-GKY Program at NIRDPR

As per the demand of Assam SRLM a five day immersion training was conducted in NIRDPR from 8th to 12th Jan’24 for the newly recruited SRLM officials on DDU-GKY program. Six officials including COO-Skills of Assam state attended the program.

Online Training Conducted

As per the training calendar for the month, online training sessions were conducted on Kaushal Bharat, e-SOP Certification, Centre Management, Quality Management, Assessment & Certification and Placement Procedure. Through these training, 118 personnel were upskilled.

Glimpses of Activities for the month

  1. Online Training Program in the month
  1. Offline Training Programs in the month


Journey to Livelihood: In January 2024, 22 candidates trained from Varsace Apparels , PIA of Assam moved from Dibrugarh for OJT cum Placement to Tirupur, Tamilnadu in Warrior Garments

DDU-GKY SEEDAP Success Stories

DDU-GKY students at skill college (DDU-GKY SEEDAP) were hired by JBM, COROMANDEL, MITHERSON, etc who graced the Job drive in January 2024 at the Skill College. The students were recruited for the position of Graduate Trainee with the starting package of 19000/- CTC, and after the training, students would be getting 24000/- CTC. Out of 55 students 44 got selected.

8 SRTP-Chittoor Skill college candidates who got selected to work at Bhima Jewelers, Hyderabad were given a send-off at Chittoor railway station. Their salary is 14,000 INR with free food and accommodation.

10 SRTP Chittoor trainees joined The Chennai Silks, Chennai as Sales Executives with a salary of Rs.14500 take home. Males will get free food and accommodation. Females will get free food and accommodation allowance.

West Godavari skill college: Out of 30 candidates, 27 candidates got placements, 4 candidates were selected for GRT Jewellers were selected for Shoppers Stop , and 17 members for TATA Westside.

Placement of 6 DDU-GKY trainees within the state by a local catering agency at Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly canteen

18 CNC trainees from CEMS have started to join Equic Dyes, Hyderabad

Association of Lady Entrepreneurs of India_Success stories

Accomplishment Unlocked… Amazing ALEAPians…

3 of the candidates of ALEAP were selected as a best performing employee for the month of January from different employers where they draw a salary between 11000 -13000.

Mrs.Nishana K M (Top left) Patient support Staff, Professional Hospitality Service won the ‘Best employee award’ and received the certificate from Medicine Superintend, Believers Hospital, Thiruvalla

Ms.Ansina Abu (Top right) won the title of ‘Most efficient employee of the month’ of January and accepted the Memento from the General Manager of Orange Valley hills Resort, Vagamon

Mr.Sulfikar Became ‘The best employee of the Month’ January 2024 and received the Memento from the Zonal Manager, Arden Home Health Care Pvt ltd. Trissur

Success Story: Andhra Pradesh:

He said ‘I am happy to have been able to save the life of both the mother and the child. I am grateful to Nihar Skills for providing me with the necessary training and skills to handle such emergencies.’

In a heartwarming incident in Thotavaripalle village of Peddatippasamudram block in Kadapa district, a pregnant woman named Bhargavi delivered a baby girl with the help of an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). The incident took place when Bhargavi went into labor and called for an ambulance through the government’s emergency service number 108.

The ambulance, with EMT Fakruddin on board, arrived at the scene and rushed Bhargavi to the nearest hospital. However, midway to the hospital, Bhargavi started experiencing intense labor pains and was unable to hold on until they reached the hospital. With the help of EMT Fakruddin, Bhargavi safely delivered a healthy baby girl in the ambulance itself.

The couple, Bhargavi and her husband Narayanaswamy, were overwhelmed with gratitude and expressed their heartfelt thanks to EMT Fakruddin for his quick and efficient response. Fakruddin, who was trained as an EMT under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) by Nihar Skills in Kadapa, said that he was happy to have been able to save the lives of both the mother and the child. He also thanked Nihar Skills for providing him with the necessary training and skills to handle such emergencies.

The incident serves as a shining example of how training and skills can make a huge difference in saving lives during emergencies. It also highlights the crucial role played by EMTs in providing timely and effective medical assistance to those in need. The government’s efforts in providing training and employment opportunities through schemes like DDU-GKY are commendable and can go a long way in improving the healthcare system in rural areas.


Himayat @ Marriot Mumbai Success stories

Anjali Kumari, trained in Food and Beverage by PIA M/s PLS Autoshell Industries Pvt Ltd. in May 2022 and placed in Marriott Hotel, Mumbai in June 2022 under DDUGKY – Himayat Scheme received Associate of the year award 2023 on 14th Jan 2024. Anjali is a resident of Nador Village in Block Nagrota, Jammu district.

Sourab Kumar trained in Food and Beverage by PIA M/s PLS Autoshell Industries Pvt Ltd in May 2022 and placed in Marriott Hotel, Mumbai in June 2022 under DDUGKY-Himayat Scheme received Associate of the Month (Oct ‘23) on 14th Jan 2024. Sourab is a resident of Panjgrain Village in Block Nagrota, Jammu district.

Kerala Success Stories:


Sumeet Mahajan, J&K

Sudheer and Pavan , Andhra Pradesh

Aswin Ramachandran, Kerala

Sunil Kumar Padhy, Tripura

Abhishek Jairaj Guria, T&D