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

This topic of “Pradhan Mantri Dakshta Aur Kushalta Sampann Hitgrahi (PM-DAKSH)” is important from the perspective of the UPSC IAS Examination, which falls under General Studies Portion.


  • Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment


  • To provide training to marginalized groups (OBCs, EBCs, DNTs, SCs, Safai Karamcharis)
  • To uplift economic status through skill training and employment/self-employment
  • To skill around 2.71 lakh persons over 5 years (2021-2026)

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  • Free training with 100% grants by the government
  • Stipend for trainees with 80% and above attendance
  • Wage compensation for reskilling/upskilling trainees with 80% and above attendance
  • Certification and placement after successful completion of training and assessment
  • Types of skilling programs: Up-skilling/Re-skilling, Short-term training (focus on wage/self-employment), Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDP), Long-term training


  • Candidates in the age group of 18-45 years belonging to SCs, OBCs, EBCs, DNTs, TG community, Safai Karamcharis (including waste pickers) and their dependents.

Implementation Strategy:

  • Training programs will be conducted by various organizations including RSETIs, NIESBUD, IIE, and others
  • Sessions on Business Opportunity Guidance, Market Survey, Working Capital and its Management, Business Plan Preparation etc.
  • Training will be as per NSQF, NCVT, AICTE, MSME etc. in areas such as production technology, plastic processing, apparel technology, the healthcare sector, etc.

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