In order to boost rural employment, Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India is going to sign memorandums of understanding (MoU) with 19 captive employers tomorrow. The ministry will give them the target to train and provide gainful employment to 31,067 rural poor youths under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) with a minimum salary of Rs 10,000 per month for a minimum period of six months, MoRD announced today.
Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Giriraj Singh will join the MoU signing ceremony in New Delhi. On the occasion, he will also distribute appointment letters to a few candidates who had got similar training under the DDU-GKY and were placed with captive employers.
MoRD launched the Captive Employment Guidelines under DDU-GKY 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 and deploy them in one of its own establishments, sister-concerns or subsidiaries.
The RTD (Recruit, Train & Deploy) model has been developed to address the needs of the industry on one hand and ensure sustainable placement for rural youth on the other hand. The model will be a win-win situation for the industry, government and rural poor youth. The industry will be able to provide more hands-on training at the job site itself as per its requirement while the government will ensure longer placements (minimum six months) for rural poor youth candidates, the ministry 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 programme thereby ensuring large quantity employment for rural youths.
Captive Employers are required to offer captive (in-house) placement to all the trained candidates and provide captive employment to a minimum of 70 per cent of trained candidates for a period of six months with a minimum salary of Rs. 10,000 for training courses less than six months and Rs.12,000 for training courses more than six months.
The basic objective of DDU-GKY is to provide gainful placement in a 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.
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