With an ambitious agenda to benchmark placement-linked programmes to global standards, the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) launched the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY). 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 catering to the career aspirations of rural youth

IL&FS Skills has implemented 29 projects under various schemes of MoRD (Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana & Himayat) with an impact of 87% placement among 2.66 lakh rural unemployed youth across the country. DDU-GKY is implemented in 20 Institute of Skills across 3 states (Jharkhand, Tripura & Punjab) since June 2016, overcoming implementation challenges like identification of right candidates and providing them employment opportunities. Both the trainees and employers needs are kept at the core of the training methodology to ensure positive placement ratios and retention of trainees

Since most of the trainees are school drop outs and unaccustomed to structured training or work environment, it is imperative to counsel and prepare them for the future job requirements. In some cases, due to lack of employment opportunities within the State youth are required to migrate to other states for employment. Therefore, IL&FS Skills undertakes the post-training migration process to help youth smoothly transition into the new work environment and place


Nutan Kumari, an F&B Service - Steward, works with Taco Bell earning Rs.12,061/month

“We are a poor family of five from a remote village in Ranchi, where we lack basic amenities like electricity and clean drinking water. Being a farmer, my father was unable to make ends meet. Things took a turn for good when I came to know about DDU-GKY programme through mobilizers who were visiting my village. My parents supported my decision to undertake training at IL&FS Institute of skills (IIS), Ratu. Having worked for more than four months now I am no longer a burden on my family; rather I am the pillar of strength and support for them”

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