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DDU-GKY - Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana is solely focused on rural youth between the ages of 15 and 35 years from poor families. DDU-GKY is a placement-linked Skill Training Initiative of the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India . As a part of the Skill India Campaign, it plays a leading role in supporting the social and economic programs of the government like the Make In India, Digital India, Smart Cities and Start-Up India, Stand-Up India campaigns. Over 180 million or 69% of the country’s youth population between the ages of 18 and 34 years, live in its rural areas. Of these, the bottom of the pyramid youth from poor families with no or negligible employment number about 55 million.. DDU-GKY works in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode, wherein it invests in projects proposed by its training partners, facilitates technical support and creates an amiable environment where quality skill training is imparted to rural poor youth. It has developed systems and processes benchmarked with the best in the world to facilitate quality and building capacity needed to scale and achieve its goals. Learn more:

DFID -The Department for International Development (DFID) is a United Kingdom's Government Department responsible for administering overseas aid. The aim of the department is " to promote sustainable development and eliminate world poverty". DFID is headed by the United Kingdom's Secretary of State for International Development. DFID's main programme areas of work are Education, Health, Social Services, Water Supply and Sanitation, Government and Civil Society, Economic Sector (including Infrastructure, Production Sectors and Developing Planning), Environment Protection, Research, and Humanitarian Assistance. The Overseas Development and Co-operation Act (1980) makes poverty reduction the focus of DFID's work, and effectively outlaws tied aid.

DGT -Directorate General of Training , Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Erstwhile Ministry of Labour & Employment, Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGE&T)) launched a Modular Employable Skills (MES) under Skill Development Initiative (SDI) Scheme through Directorate General of Employment & Training in May 2007. Under this project , training to earlier school leavers and existing workers especially in a unorganised sector are to be trained for employable skills. A majority of Indian workforce does not have marketable skills which is an obstacle in getting decent employment and improving their economic condition.OBJECTIVE OF THE SCHEME ARE :To provide vocational training to school leavers, existing workers, ITI graduates, improve their employability by optimally utilizing the infrastructure available in Government, private institutions and the Industry. Learn more:

Digital India
Digital India:Digital India is a campaign launched by the Government of India to ensure the Government's services are made available to citizens electronically by improved online infrastructure and by increasing Internet connectivity or by making the country digitally empowered in the field of technology.The initiative includes plans to connect rural areas with high-speed internet networks. Digital India consists of three core components: the development of secure and stable digital infrastructure, delivering government services digitally, and universal digital literacy.Learn more:

DSDP / SSDP - Greater decentralization in skill planning will be ensured by institutional strengthening at the State level which includes setting up of State Skill Development Missions (SSDMs) and allowing states to come up with District and State level Skill Development Plans (DSDP/SSDP) and design skill training interventions to suit the local needs. SANKALP aims at enhancement of inclusion of marginalized communities including women. Scheduled Castes (SCs), Schedule Tribes (STs) and Persons with Disabilities (PWD) to provide skill training opportunities to the underprivileged and marginalised section of the society.

DUAL VET - A dual education system combines apprenticeships in a company and vocational education at a vocational school in one course. This system is practiced in many countries, notably Germany, Austria, and Switzerland but also for some years now in South Korea.In Germany, the dual education system was established after the passage of the Vocational Training Act of 1969, and was significantly enhanced by reforms in 2005. Actually , vocational training was organized by the various guilds through apprenticeships, as their members sought to ensure that they had a talented labour pool to perpetuate their respective industries.As one part of the dual education course, students are trained in a company for three to five days a week. The company is responsible for seeing that students get the standard quantity and quality of training set down in the training descriptions for each trade.The modern times of rapid economic and technological change has expanded the role of the dual education system in the labor force. Increasingly, older workers are making use of the system to gain new skills in the ever evolving labor market. This is known as Continuous Vocational Educational Training, or CVET.

DWSSC - Domestic Workers Sector Skill Council Domestic Workers Sector Skill Council is a non profit company, registered under the Companies Act, 2013 and obtained a license under section 8 of the said Act.The purpose of this SSC is to define key sectors wherein Domestic Workers can find employment and to identify critical roles and associated skill gaps. The SSC’s main aim is to contribute to the creation of a favorable environment for domestic workers,establish a national institutional network for skill development of domestic workers in India,develop a Labor Market Information System (LMIS) that contains information on the profile of domestic workers in India, the market demand and the list of organizations working in the sector. Learn more:

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