Maruti Suzuki to impart skills to rural youth under govt programme

Maruti Suzuki (India) Ltd has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the ministry of rural development to impart skills to rural youth under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY), the flagship placement linked skill-training programme.

The aim is to help the rural youth who are handicapped by both lack of training and formal education and a general lack of employment opportunities. DDU-GKY bridges this gap by funding training projects with an emphasis on placement, retention, career progression and foreign placement. The mission of the flagship scheme of MoRD is to ensure rural poor youth are skilled in market relevant trades and job-relevant competencies.
One of the ways in which DDU-GKY aims to achieve this is through the “Champion Employers” policy. The Champion Employers are the industry leaders who have the potential to provide training and captive employment to the DDU-GKY candidates. The policy seeks a strategic alignment of objectives of DDU-GKY with the HR strategy of organisations, which have a large potential to absorb trained manpower.
The partnership between the government and the leading industry from the automotive sector will provide training to at least 5,000 candidates in two years with assured placement to the rural youth of our country, an official release said.
The number of candidates certified under short term (90 days) training of the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) as of end-August 2018 stood at 1.82 million, of which 9.99 lakh candidates, or approximately 54.9 per cent, have been placed in various sectors across the country as of end November 2018, according to government estimates.
As per data reported on Skill Development Management System (SDMS), as of 30 November 2018, about 1.96 million candidates have been certified under short term training of PMKVY 2016-20.
Out of these candidates, 9.99 lakh candidates have been placed in various sectors across the country, including in the state of West Bengal, which is approximately 54.9 per cent of the number of candidates imparted training so far.