Social justice and empowerment ministry to train 1.69 lakh persons in 2023-26 under PM-DAKSH scheme

Union ministry of social justice and empowerment said over 55,000 candidates, of which 37,000 are female, of SCs, OBCs, EBCs, DNTs, safai karamcharis.

A total of 28 government and 84 private training institutes have been empanelled  for PM-DAKSH scheme. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)A total of 28 government and 84 private training institutes have been empanelled for PM-DAKSH scheme. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Divyansh | December 8, 2023 | 01:03 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The union ministry of social justice and empowerment will train 1,69,300 in 2023, 2024 and 2025 under the Pradhan Mantri Dakshata Aur Kushalata Sampanna Hitgrahi (PM-DAKSH) scheme.

The ministry said it will train 53,900, 56,450 and 58,950 trainees in the year 2023-24, 2024-25 and 2025-26, respectively. A total amount of Rs. 286.42 crore will be spent on training, it added. The scheme, which was launched in 2020-21, aims at enhancing competency level of the target groups i.e. SCs, OBCs, EBCs, DNTs, safai karamcharis, including waste pickers etc and to make them employable both in self-employment and wage-employment for their socio-economic development.

It added that 28 government and 84 private training institutes have been empanelled for implementation of the scheme during 2023-24. More than 95,000 trainee targets have been distributed among these 112 empanelled training institutes, the ministry said.

The ministry has also discontinued the practice of empanelling institutes on yearly basis and now the institutes are being empanelled for a minimum period of three years subject.

It also said that over 55,000 candidates, of which 37,000 are female, have applied on the PM-DAKSH portal for 821 centres seeking training in 247 different courses. A total of 574 batches for training have already been formed and they are ready for commencement of training. The training is likely to commence in all sanctioned centres in December, the ministry added.

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Candidates trained in 2020-23

As per data, 32,097 trainees were trained, of which 24,652 trainees were placed, in 2020-21. The total expenditure incurred in the training was Rs 44.79 crore. In 2021-22, 42,002 trainees were trained out of which 31,033 trainees were placed for employment. An amount of Rs 68.22 crore was spent on the training. In 2022-23, 33,021 candidates were trained, of which 21,552 trainees were placed. An amount of Rs. 14.94 crore was released on these trainings.

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