Over 31,000 rural youth would be provided training and gainful employment by Captive Employers under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) with minimum salary of 10000/per month for the minimum period of six months.
Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) is all set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 19 Captive Employers for this which could prove to be a big boost to rural employment. A total of 31,067 rural poor youths would be provided with training and employment under the MoU.
Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Giriraj Singh will be the Chief Guest at the MoU signing ceremony tomorrow. On the occasion, he will also distribute appointment letters to few candidates who have already got similar training under the DDU-GKY and placed with captive employers.
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-concerns or subsidiaries.
The RTD (Recruit, Train & Deploy) model has been developed to address the needs of the Industry on one hand and ensuring sustainable placement for rural youth on the another 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, an official statement said.
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 the large quantity employment for rural youths.
Few of the Benefits provided to the Captive Employers are, top most priority in target allocation, Waiver of Performance Bank Guarantee, Waiver of Quality Appraisal Process and Fees, Due Diligence of Training Centre and 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 Government.
However, in turn Captive Employers are required to offer Captive (In-house) placement to all the trained candidates and provide captive employment to minimum 70% of trained candidates for the period of 6 months with Minimum Salary of Rs. 10,000 for training courses less than six months and Rs. 12,000 for training courses more than 6 months.
The basic objective of DDU-GKY is to provide the gainful placement in 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.
The writer is a Delhi-based freelance journalist, who has reported and written on a wide range of subjects in an extensive career.