Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

IMPLEMENTATION OF PM-DAKSH YOJANA

Posted On: 15 MAR 2022 3:58PM by PIB Delhi

The amount of funds earmarked under PM-DAKSH Yojana during 2020-21 and 2021-22 are Rs.44.79 crores and  Rs.79.48 crores respectively.

Details of the scheme including its aims and objective are given at Annexure-I.

 

PM-DAKSH Portal and PM-DAKSH Mobile App were launched by Ministry on 07.08.2021. The URL of PM-DAKSH Portal is “pmdaksh.dosje.gov.in” and Mobile App “PM-DAKSH” is available on Google Play Store. PM-DAKSH portal offers on-line registration for free of cost Skill Development Training Programmes. The scheme has been made trainee centric providing the facilities for (i) online registration (ii) selection of job roles (iii) selection of training institutes and (iv) place of training to trainees in PM-DAKSH portal.

 

The number of trained candidates benefited from the said yojana and are provided placement after assessment and certification, State/UT-wise is given at Annexure-II.

 

Annexure-I

 

1. Background

The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment (MoSJ&E), caters for empowerment of the socially, educationally and economically marginalized sections of the society including SCs, OBCs, De-notified Tribes (DNTs), EBCs, Safai Karamcharies including Waste Pickers. Most of the persons of target group are having minimal economic assets; therefore, provision of training and enhancing their competencies is essential for economic empowerment/ upliftment of these marginalized target groups. In 2020-21, Department modified the existing Scheme of Assistance to skilling for OBCs/EBCs/DNTs with inclusion of SCs and Safai karamcharis including Waste pickers and renamed it as PM-DAKSH Yojana  as Central Sector Scheme,  to cover 37,958 beneficiaries with an outlay of Rs.50 Crore for FY 2020-21. SFC has approved the continuation of this scheme with a target to skill around 2,71,000 SC/OBC/EBC/DNT persons, Safai Karamcharis including Waste Pickers during next five years (2021-22 to 2025-26) with a budget outlay of Rs.450.25 crore.  The scheme is to be implemented through three Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), of the Ministry, i.e. National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC), National Backward Classes Finance &  Development Corporation (NBCFDC) and National Safai Karamcharis Finance & Development Corporation (NSKFDC).

 

2.     Objective

The main purpose of the scheme is to increase the skill levels of the target youth by providing for long term and short term skills, followed by settlement in employment/self- employment.

3.     Silent Features of PM DAKSH

 

3.1 Training Institutions: The training is provided through Government Sector training institutions and reputed institutions enabling them to take up suitable job/self-employment opportunities.

 

3.2 Compliance with Common Norms; Training programmes are organized in broad pursuance of Common Norms issued by Ministry of Skill Development and courses are National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) aligned. Accordingly, SSCs/TIs providing Skill Development Training Programme (SDTP) under PM-DAKSH Yojana are required to provide wage/self employment to the trained candidates to the extent of 70%.

 

3.3   Age of the candidates for undergoing skill training : Beneficiaries between the age of 18-45 years are considered for SDTP.

3.4 Stipend to the trainees: Stipend @ Rs 1500/- per month/candidate to SCs/Safai Karamcharis/ dependants and @ Rs.1000/- per month/ candidate to OBCs/EBCs/DNTS dependants is provided on attaining 80% & above attendance. [Under RPL for Safai Karamcharis stipend is paid @ Rs.500/- per candidate and for RPL for Wastepickers stipend is paid @ Rs.1000/- per candidate].

3.5 The Corporations, namely National Scheduled Caste Finance & Development Corporation (NSFDC), National Backward Classes Finance &  Development Corporation (NBCFDC) & National Safai Karamcharis Finance  & Development Corporation (NSKFDC) aspire to train 2.71 lakh persons from its target group over the period of 2021-22  to 2025-26, broadly in the following sub-categories:

 

Up-skilling/Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Short Term Courses

Entrepreneurial Development Programmes (EDP)

Long Term Courses     

Component

2021-22

2022-23

2023-24

2024-25

2025-26

Total

Phy.

Fin.

Phy.

Fin.

Phy.

Fin.

Phy.

Fin.

Phy.

Fin.

Phy.

Fin.

(Nos)

(Nos)

(Nos)

(Nos)

(Nos.)

(Nos.)

Skill Training through Corporations

49800

8019

51900

8364

53900

9247

56450

9491

58950

9904

271000

45025

Sl. No.

State

2020-21 (Numbers commenced)

2020-21 (Number of Placement)*

2021-22 (Numbers commenced)

2021-22 (Number of Placement)*

1

Andhra Pradesh

870

215

2167

64

2

Assam

1183

265

2070

145

3

Bihar

2596

1273

3032

63

4

Chattisgarh

694

410

999

90

5

Delhi

487

177

337

0

6

Gujarat

1199

836

1783

90

7

Haryana

1137

727

964

0

8

Himachal Pradesh

319

203

898

0

9

Jammu and Kashmir

664

381

765

54

10

Jharkhand

370

134

1234

37

11

Karnataka

781

244

1389

35

12

Kerala

763

265

363

28

13

Ladakh

60

0

515

0

14

Madhya Pradesh

2764

1316

3260

193

15

Maharashtra

2567

850

1963

24

16

Manipur

241

141

516

70

17

Meghalaya

60

0

30

0

18

Odisha

736

405

1017

0

19

Puducherry

31

8

51

83

20

Punjab

1509

1075

2377

286

21

Rajasthan

1890

889

1927

147

22

Sikkim

160

129

155

0

23

Tamil Nadu

1032

757

1137

25

24

Telangana

430

100

720

44

25

Tripura

92

41

509

56

26

Uttar Pradesh

6659

2805

7798

381

27

Uttarakhand

1090

616

679

0

28

West Bengal

1713

708

3347

441

 

Total

32097

14970

42002

2356

 

4 . Targets 

 

Physical and Financial targets during next five years (2021-22 to 2025-26) are as per table below:-

                                                (Rs in Lakhs)                                                                                         

 

Annexure-II

 

* Placements are done after assessment and certification only

This information was given by the Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment, Dr. Virendra Kumar in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

 

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MG/RNM

 



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