20th April, 2019

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY)


  • Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) is the skilling and placement initiative of the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India. This scheme is a part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission(NRLM) - the Mission for poverty reduction called Aajeevika.
  • DDU-GKY aims to enhance the skills of poor rural youth. This will enable them to get better jobs with regular monthly wages.
  • This scheme is spread across 33 States/UTs across 610 districts partnering with over 202 PIAs covering more than 250 trades across 50+ sectors. It will benefit more than 55 million poor rural youth providing them sustainable employment opportunities.
  • The MoRD has notified the Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to be followed while implementing the programme. It is mandatory for all project functionaries under DDU-GKY to be trained, assessed and certified in the SOP. An e-learning portal has been designed to facilitate self-learning of the SOP as well as certification. 


Documents Required

In order to get enrolled in a training course, the following documents are required:

For proof of identity and age :

  • Aadhaar Card or Election ID Card or any government issued photo ID card
  • Birth Certificate, if Date of Birth is not listed in the above Identity Card.

For proof of eligibility :

  • BPL Card of self or your household (where your name is also mentioned)
  • MGNREGA worker card of any member of your household, with a minimum of 15 days of completed work
  • Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) card of your household
  • Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) or BPL PDS card of your household
  • NRLM-Self Help Group identification or certificate for any member of your household

Proof required if claiming reservation/ relaxation in age limit :

  • SC/ST Certificate issued by competent authority, with any of the above
  • Disability Certificate issued by a Registered Medical Practitioner, with any of the above.

Benefits :

  • DDU-GKY ensures full social inclusion of candidates thanks to the mandatory coverage of socially disadvantaged group. 50% of the funds will be earmarked for SCs and STs, 15% for minorities and 3% for persons with disabilities. One third of the persons covered should be women.
  • The candidates will get completely free skill training at the Training Centre apart from other benefits. No fees, registration charges, examination, certification or placement charges will be levied.
  • Regional inclusion of candidates is enabled through a special sub schemes. For example: Himayat scheme for youth of Jammu and Kashmir, Roshni scheme for tribal/ critical Left Wing Extremist (LWE) affected districts as well as schemes for the North Eastern States.

Link :  

How To Apply

Click on this link and register: http://ddugky.gov.in/apply-now


DDU-GKY, Division, Ministry of Rural Development,
1st Floor, Western Wing Thapar House, 124
Janpath, New Delhi 110001


Shri Narendra Singh Tomar Minister of Rural Development 011-23782373,23782327 minoffice@nic.in
Shri Amarjeet Sinha Secretary (RD) 011-23389432 secyrd@nic.in, sinhaa5@nic.in
Shri H Rama Krishan PPS to (SRD) 011-23384467, 23382230 secyrd@nic.in
Mrs. Alka Upadhyaya Joint Secretary (Skills) 011-23743625, 26, 28, 29 ualka@ias.nic.in
Shri Anil Kumar Malhotra PS to JS (Skills) 011-23743625, 26, 28, 29 anilmalhotra56@yahoo.com
Mrs. Madhu Surya PS to JS (Skills) 011-23743625, 26, 28, 29 js.skills63@gmail.com
Shri Anil Subramaniam Director (Skills) 011-23743625, 26, 28, 29 anil.sub@ddugky.gov.in
Shri SL Sharma PA to Director (Skills) 011-23743625, 26, 28, 29 shadi.l@ddugky.gov.in
Shri Sanjay Kumar Under Secretary 011-23743625, 26 ,28, 29 sanjay.kmr70@nic.in
Shri Shashi Bhusan Tiwari Under Secretary 011-23743625 ,26 ,28, 29 shashi.bhusant@ddugky.gov.in
Shri Ajit Kumar Senapati Section Officer 011-23743625, 26, 28 ,29 ajit.ksenapati@ddugky.gov.in
Shri Shailendra Kumar Section Officer 011-23743625, 26, 28, 29 kmr.shailendra71@gmail.com
Shri Praveen Kumar Kashyap Junior Statistical Officer 011-23743625, 26, 28, 29 praveen.kashyap@gov.in
Shri Shyamal Rao Chongli Research Officer CAPART 011-23743625, 26, 28, 29 syamala.raoc@ddugky.gov.in
Shri Sher Shingh UDC 011-23743625, 26, 28, 29 sher.singh14@ddugky.gov.in
Shri NG Yirmayai Assistant Director 011-23743625, 26, 28, 29 ng.yirmayai@nic.in
Shri Durga Prasad Accounts Officer 011-23743625, 26, 28, 29 durga-p@hotmail.com
Shri Jitender Kumar Asst. Section Officer 011-23743625, 26, 28, 29 jitender.kumar83@gov.in
Shri Ram Kripal Yadav Minister of State (Rural Development)    
  Private Secretary to MOS(RD) 011-23388859, 23388879  
  PS to Minister