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During 2020-21 to 2022-23 a total of 107156 beneficiaries have been trained under PM-DAKSH Yojana.

PM-DAKSH Yojana:

  • The Pradhan Mantri Dakshata Aur Kushalata Sampanna Hitgrahi (PM-DAKSH) Yojana is a Central Sector Scheme.
  • It was launched during 2020-21.
  • The main objective of the Scheme is to enhance competency level of the target groups to make them employable both in self- employment and wage-employment for their socio-economic development.
  • It is a National Action Plan for skilling marginalized persons covering SCs, OBCs, EBCs, DNTs, Sanitation workers including waste pickers.
  • Target Group:
    • Artisans- who may be able to improve their revenue generation capacities within their practicing vocations;
    • Women- who may be able to enter into self-employment and financially empower themselves without neglecting their domestic activities; and
    • Youth- who may acquire long-term training and specialization in employable vocations and gain a better standing in the job market.
  • The age criterion of scheme between 18-45 years and income criteria is no income limit for SCs, SafaiKaramcharis Including waste picker and DNT.
  • The annual family income should be below Rs.3 lakh for OBCs and the EBCs (Economically Backward Classes) annual family income below Rs.1 lakh.
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Social Justice  & Empowerment (MoSJ&E).


Q1) What is the Central Sector Scheme?

It is a type of government scheme or program that is fully funded and implemented by the central government of a country, typically without any financial contribution from state governments or other entities. These schemes are often aimed at addressing national-level priorities, goals, or objectives.

Source: The Pradhan Mantri Dakshata Aur Kushalata Sampanna Hitgrahi (PM-DAKSH) Yojana