National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM)

NULM means National Urban Livelihoods Mission. To reduce poverty and vulnerability of the urban poor households by enabling them to access gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities, More...

Pradhan Mantri Koushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

The objective of this Scheme is to encourage skill development for youth by providing monetary rewards for successful completion of approved training programs. Specifically, the Scheme aims to: More...

National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM)

Making one person in every family digitally literate is one of the integral components of the Prime Minister’s vision of “Digital India”. The National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) envisages initially to More...

"Seekho aur Kamao” (Learn & Earn)

The scheme aims at upgrading the skills of the minority youths in various modern / traditional vocations depending upon their educational qualification, present economic trends and the market potential, More...

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY)

DDU-GKY is a Government of India youth employment scheme. It was launched by on 25 September 2014 by Union Minsters Nitin Gadkari and Venkaiah Naidu on the More...

Standard Training Assessment & Reward (STAR)

The objective of the STAR Scheme is to encourage skill development for youth by providing monetary rewards for successful completion of approved training programs. Specifically, the Scheme aims to: More...

NULM means National Urban Livelihoods Mission. To reduce poverty and vulnerability of the urban poor households by enabling them to access gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities, resulting in an appreciable improvement in their livelihoods on a sustainable basis, through building strong grassroots level institutions of the poor. The mission would aim at providing shelter equipped with essential services to the urban homeless in a phased manner. In addition, the Mission would also address livelihood concerns of the urban street vendors by facilitating access to suitable spaces, institutional credit, social security and skills to the urban street vendors for accessing emerging market opportunities.

The objective of this Scheme is to encourage skill development for youth by providing monetary rewards for successful completion of approved training programs. Specifically, the Scheme aims to:

  • Encourage standardization in the certification process and initiate a process of creating a registry of skills
  • Enable and mobilize a large number of Indian youth to take up skill training and become employable and earn their livelihood. Increase productivity of the existing workforce and align the training and certification to the needs of the country.
  • Provide Monetary Awards for Skill Certification to boost employability and productivity of youth by incentivizing them for skill trainings
  • Reward candidates undergoing skill training by authorized institutions at an average monetary reward of Rs. 8,000 (Rupees Eight Thousand) per candidate.
  • Benefit 24 lakh youth at an approximate total cost of Rs. 1,500 corers.

Making one person in every family digitally literate is one of the integral components of the Prime Minister’s vision of “Digital India”. The National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) envisages initially to provide Information Communication and Technology (ICT) training to 52 lakh persons, one in every eligible household in selected Blocks in each State/ UT of the country. The objective is to impart basic ICT skills relevant to the need of the trainees, which would enable the citizens to use IT and related applications and participate actively in the democratic process and further enhance opportunities for their livelihood. The persons shall be able to access information, knowledge and skill through the use of digital devices.

The scheme aims at upgrading the skills of the minority youths in various modern / traditional vocations depending upon their educational qualification, present economic trends and the market potential, which can earn them a suitable employment or make them suitably skilled to go for self employment.

Objectives –
  • To bring down unemployment rate of minorities during 12th Plan period.
  • To conserve and update traditional skills of minorities and establish their linkages with market.
  • To improve employability of existing workers, school dropouts etc. and ensure their placement.
  • To generate means of better livelihood for marginalized minorities and bring them in the mainstream.
  • To enable minorities to avail opportunities in the growing market.
  • To develop potential human resource for the country.

DDU-GKY is a Government of India youth employment scheme. It was launched by on 25 September 2014 by Union Minsters Nitin Gadkari and Venkaiah Naidu on the occasion of 98th birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay. It aims to target youth, under the age group of 18–35 years. DDU-GKY is applicable to the entire country. The scheme is being implemented currently in 33States/UTs across 610 districts partnering currently with over 202 PIAs covering more than 250 trades across 50+ sectors. So far, from the year 2004-05 till 30th November 2014, a total of 10.94 lakh candidates have been trained and a total of 8.51 lakh candidates have been given placement.

The objective of the STAR Scheme is to encourage skill development for youth by providing monetary rewards for successful completion of approved training programs. Specifically, the Scheme aims to:

  • Encourage standardization in the certification process and initiate a process of creating a registry of skills; and
  • Increase productivity of the existing workforce and align the training and certification to the needs of the country.
  • Provide Monetary Awards for Skill Certification to boost employability and productivity of youth by incentivizing them for skill trainings
  • Reward candidates undergoing skill training by authorized institutions at an average monetary reward of Rs. 10,000 (Rupees Ten Thousand) per candidate.
  • Benefit 10 lakh youth at an approximate total cost of Rs. 1,000 Crores.