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Pradhan Mantri Dakshta Aur Kushalta Sampann Hitgrahi (PM-DAKSH) scheme

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Context

  • Recently, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has launched the ‘PM-DAKSH’ Portal and ‘PM-DAKSH’ Mobile App. It is to be implemented from the year 2020-21.

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Key points

  • ‘PM-DAKSH’ Portal and ‘PM-DAKSH’ Mobile App: developed by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, in collaboration with National e-Governance Division (NeGD).
  • Aim: It aims to make the skill development schemes accessible to the target groups. Eligible target groups are being provided skill development training programs on
    • Up-skilling/Re-skilling,
    • Short Term Training Program
    • Long Term Training Programme and
    • Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP).
  • Eligible groups: Marginalized persons of SC, OBC, Economically Backward Classes, De-notified tribes, Sanitation workers including waste pickers, manual scavengers, transgenders and other similar categories.
  • Implementation mechanism: These training programs are being implemented through
    • Government Training Institutes,
    • Sector Skill Councils constituted by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and
    • other credible institutions.
  • Key features of the Portal:
    • Availability of all information related to skill development at one place for Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes, and Safai Karamcharis.
    • Facility to register for the training institute and program of their interest.
    • Facility to upload desired documents related to personal information.
    • Facility to register the attendance of the trainees through the face and eye scanning during the training period.
    • Monitoring facility through photo and video clips during training etc.
  • Financing mechanism: three apex corporations, functioning under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment are providing loans at concessional interest rates to the target groups of backward classes, scheduled castes, and Safai Karamcharis for self-employment. These are-
    1. National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation,
    2. National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation and
    3. National Safai Karamcharis Finance and Development Corporation

 

    • They are also providing free training for the skill development of the target groups.

 

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