Beneficiaries Under PM-Daksh Yojana

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What is the News?

The Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment has informed Rajya Sabha about the  PM-Daksh Yojana.

What is PM-Daksh Yojana?

Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Full Form: Pradhan Mantri-Dakshta Aur Kushalta Sampann Hitgrahi Yojana (PM-DAKSH) 

Purpose: It is a National Action Plan for skilling marginalized persons covering SCs, OBCs, EBCs, DNTs, Sanitation workers including waste pickers.

Aim: To increase the skill levels of the target youth by providing them short term and long term skills, followed by assistance in wage/self-employment. 

Implementation: It is being implemented through 3 Corporations: National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation(NSFDC), National Backward Classes Finance & Development Corporation(NBCFDC) and National Safai Karamcharis Finance & Development Corporation(NSKFDC).

Salient Features of PM-Daksh

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

Age of the candidates for undergoing skill training: Beneficiaries between the age of 18-45 years are considered for Skill Development Training.

Stipend to the trainees: Stipend is provided to the eligible candidates based on their attendance through DBT.

Source: This post is based on the articleBeneficiaries Under PM-Daksh Yojanapublished in PIB on 16th Mar 2022.

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