Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Virendra Kumar on Saturday launched an online portal and a mobile application to make skill development schemes accessible to the target groups of Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes, and sanitation workers.
"Through this portal and app, the youth of the target groups will now be able to avail the benefits of skill development training programmes more easily," read the official release by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
According to the government, through the 'PM Daksh' portal and the 'PM Daksh' mobile app, the youths of the target groups will be able to avail the benefits of skill development training programmes more easily.
The Pradhan Mantri Dakshta Aur Kushalta Sampann Hitgrahi (PM-DAKSH) Yojana is being implemented by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment from the year 2020-21.
Under this yojana, eligible target groups are being provided skill development training programmes on Up-skilling/Re-skilling; Short Term Training Programme; Long Term Training Programme and Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP).
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.
Now, any person can get all the information related to skill development training at one place by visiting the 'PM-DAKSH' portal. Also, with just one click, one can get information about skill development training happening near him/her and he/she can easily register himself/herself for skill training. PM- DAKSH Portal is available at the official website, http://pmdaksh.dosje.gov.in, while 'PM-DAKSH' mobile app is available in Google play store.
Union Minister Virendra Kumar said some of the salient features of this portal include the availability of all information related to skill development at one place for Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes and sanitation workers, the facility to register with the training institute and for the programme of one's interest, the facility to upload desired documents related to personal information, the facility to register the attendance of trainees through the face and eye scanning during the training period and monitoring facility through photo and video clip during training, etc.
"Today, I am feeling proud to launch this portal and mobile app for public use. Keeping in view the usefulness and practicality of any suggestions received related to the implementation of this portal, this Ministry will make necessary improvements so that this portal can become more useful and beneficial for the target groups enabling them to be skilled and become self-reliant by availing opportunities related to self-employment or wage employment," Dr Virendra Kumar said.
These Corporations are constantly striving to make the target groups financially and socially self-reliant, both through loans and skill development training. As per the information available, skill development training has been imparted to 2,73,152 persons of target groups in the last five years by these three Apex Corporations, enabling them to support themselves and their families through self-employment and wage employment.
During the year 2021-22, a target has been set to provide skill development training to approximately 50,000 persons of the target groups through the above three Apex Corporations.
(With inputs from ANI and PTI)
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