Centre on Monday said that the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) is signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 19 Captive Employers to provide them the target to train and provide employment to 31,067 rural poor youths under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY).
The youths employed under the scheme will receive a minimum salary of Rs 10,000 per month for the minimum period of 6 months.
The MoU is slated to be signed on Tuesday in presence of Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Giriraj Singh in New Delhi. On the occasion, he will also distribute appointment letters to few candidates who had got similar training under the DDU-GKY and placed with captive employers.
“Based on the direction of Giriraj Singh, MoRD launched the Captive employment Guidelines under DDUGKY to ensure that the candidates are trained as per the industry requirement and employed. The Captive Employment model allows the employer to select the rural youths, skill & deploy them in one of its own establishment/sister-concern/subsidiaries,” Centre mentioned in its press note.
Centre believes that the Captive Employment Guidelines will increase the direct involvement of the industry due to the benefits provided to the industries for encouraging them to participate in the DDU-GKY program thereby ensuring the large quantity employment for rural youths.
Benefits provided to the Captive Employers include Top Most Priority in target allocation, Waiver of Performance Bank Guarantee, Waiver of Quality Appraisal Process and Fees, Due Diligence of Training Centre and few other mandates of DDU-GKY to ease the operations for industries, MoU with MoRD for the period of three Years, Industry to also get Trained Manpower on Work which may reduce wear and tear, better performance, training cost from Govt.
However, in turn Captive Employers are required to offer Captive (In-house) placement to all the trained candidates and provide captive employment to minimum 70 per cent of trained candidates for the period of six months with Minimum Salary of Rs 10,000 for training courses less than six months and Rs 12,000 for training courses more than 6 months.