Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
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Implementation of PM-Daksh Yojana

Posted On: 27 JUL 2022 2:02PM by PIB Delhi

The amount of funds earmarked under the Yojana for the year 2022-23 is Rs.84.00 crores.

PM-DAKSH Portal and PM-DAKSH Mobile App have been launched by Department of Social Justice and Empowerment on 07.08.2021. The URL of PM-DAKSH Portal is “pmdaksh.dosje.gov.in” and Mobile App “PM-DAKSH” is available on Play Store.

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

Placements of trained candidates are done after completion of the training, assessment and certification. The details of trained candidates who have benefited from the said Yojana and are provided placements during 2020-21 and 2021-22 are given at Annexure-II.

Annexure-I

1. Background

The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment (MoSJ&E), caters to the 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. 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 2021-22 to 2025-26 with a budget outlay of Rs.450.25 crore. The scheme is 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) for their respective target groups. Trainings provided under the scheme are free of cost.

  1. 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 wage employment/self- employment.

  1. Salient Features of PM DAKSH

3.1 Training Institutions: Trainings under the scheme are provided by the Training Institutes (TIs) screened and selected by a specified Committee on year to year basis. The selected TIs are mainly Government Training Institutions and Private Institutions of repute which are empanelled with Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) scheme of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).

3.2 Compliance with Common Norm: 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, 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.

 

    1. Stipend to the trainees:
  • Stipend @ Rs. 1500 per month for SC and Safai Karamchari candidates and @ Rs. 1000 per month for OBC, EBC and DNT candidates in case of non- residential short term and long term training.
  • For upskilling training programme, as the trainees are already employed, they will be paid @Rs.2,500/- per person per programme to SCs/OBCs/EBCs/DNT candidates and @Rs.500/- per person to Safai Karamcharis including Waste Pickers in the form of stipend, for duration of training of Up-skilling/RPL, towards compensation of their wage loss, during the period of training.
    1. Certification after completion of Training Programme.
    1. Placement facilitation after completion of training.

3.7 Assistance in starting own enterprise under loan scheme of Corporations.

3.8 The scheme has been made beneficiary centric by providing the facilities for (i) online registration (ii) selection of job roles (iii) selection of training institutes and (iv) place of training in PM-DAKSH portal.

3.9 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:

  1. Up-skilling/Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  2. Short Term Courses
  3. Entrepreneurial Development Programmes (EDP)
  4. Long Term Courses

 

4 . Targets

Physical and Financial targets as approved by SFC for 2021-22 to 2025-26 are as per table below:-

(Rs in Lakhs)

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

 

Annexure-II

Statement of number of beneficiaries trained and placements made during 2020-21 and 2021-22 (till 20.07.2022)

 

Sl. No.

State

2020-21 Beneficiaries trained

2020-21 Placements made *

2021-22 Beneficiaries trained

2021-22 Placements made*

1

Andhra Pradesh

937

392

1846

366

2

Assam

915

490

1977

1016

3

Bihar

2425

1189

2493

1208

4

Chhattisgarh

641

430

905

380

5

Delhi

485

236

236

203

6

Gujarat

921

845

1575

902

7

Haryana

1036

631

775

457

8

Himachal Pradesh

312

206

870

212

9

Jammu and Kashmir

634

389

669

330

10

Jharkhand

348

159

1081

416

11

Karnataka

363

242

946

667

12

Kerala

598

453

514

279

13

Ladakh

55

40

30

21

14

Madhya Pradesh

2583

1278

3090

1430

15

Maharashtra

2419

910

1385

740

16

Manipur

229

189

452

276

17

Meghalaya

55

55

30

23

18

Odisha

730

453

511

244

19

Puducherry

31

8

49

26

20

Punjab

1452

1102

2007

852

21

Rajasthan

1813

985

1642

991

22

Sikkim

155

175

155

78

23

Tamil Nadu

1001

796

885

349

24

Telangana

320

140

616

221

25

Tripura

92

41

509

343

26

Uttar Pradesh

6437

2963

6393

2592

27

Uttarakhand

1062

597

544

196

28

West Bengal

1677

679

3113

789

 

Total

29726

16073

35298

15607

* Placements are done after assessment and certification only.

 

This information was given by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Sushri Pratima Bhoumik in the Rajya Sabha in a written reply today.

 

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MG/RNM



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