PM-DAKSH Portal – UPSC Prelims

PM-DAKSH Portal:
  • PM-DAKSH stands for Pradhan Mantri Dakshta Aur Kushalta Sampann Hitgrahi Yojana.
  • Nodal Ministry: It was launched by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment (MoSJ&E) in 2020-21.
  • Purpose: It is a National Action Plan for skilling marginalized persons covering SCs, OBCs, EBCs, DNTs, Sanitation workers including waste pickers.
  • Developed by: The Portal has been developed by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, in collaboration with National e-Governance Division(NeGD).
  • Features: Under this Programme, eligible target groups are being provided with skill development training programmes on
    • Up-skilling/Reskilling
    • Short Term Training programme
    • Long Term Training Programme
    • Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP).
  • Implementation: The 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.
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