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PM-DAKSH Scheme

  • 09 Aug 2021
  • 4 min read

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Recently, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has launched ‘PM-DAKSH’ (Pradhan Mantri Dakshta Aur Kushalta Sampann Hitgrahi) Portal and ‘PM-DAKSH’ Mobile App to make the skill development schemes accessible to the target groups - Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes and Safai Karamcharis.

Key Points

  • About
    • PM-DAKSH Yojana is being implemented from the year 2020-21.
    • Under this, eligible target groups are provided with the skill development training programmes on Short Term Training Program; Up-Skilling/Reskilling; Entrepreneurship Development Programme, and Long Term Training Programme.
      • These training programmes are being implemented through the government training institutes, sector skill councils that have been constituted by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, and other credible institutions.
  • Eligibility:
  • Implementation:
    • It is implemented by the three Corporations under the Ministry:
      • National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC),
      • National Backward Classes Finance & Development Corporation (NBCFDC),
      • National Safai Karamcharis Finance and Development Corporation (NSKFDC).
  • Status of Skill Development Training of Target Groups:
    • Skill development training has been imparted to 2,73,152 people of the target groups in the last 5 years.
    • A target, during the year 2021-22, has been set to provide the skill development training to approx 50,000 people of the target groups through these three corporations.
  • Significance of the Scheme:
    • Most of the persons of the target groups have minimal economic assets; therefore, provision of training and enhancing their competencies is essential for economic empowerment/ upliftment of these marginalized target groups.
    • Many of the persons of the target groups belong to the category of rural artisans who have become marginalized owing to the coming of better technologies in the market.
    • Women due to their overall domestic compulsions, cannot be involved in wage employment which normally involves long working hours and sometimes migration to other cities, there is a need to empower the women amongst the target groups.

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Source: PIB

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