Aajeevika Skills : Making Rural Poor Youth Employable
The ASDP is being positioned as a sub-mission of the NRLM, which will be delivered by JSLPS through submission of an Annual Action Plan (AAP) to MoRD. Post sanction of AAP JSLPS will come up with relevant skilling projects that make the most of the industrial & commercial environment of the state and optimally develop local resources for skilling. Aajeevika- National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) is an initiative launched by Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India in June 2011. The Aajeevika Skill Development Programme (ASDP) is a sub-mission under NRLM. It has evolved out of the need to:
- cater to the occupational aspirations of the rural youth who are poor and
- to diversify incomes of the rural poor.
ASDP gives young people from poor communities an opportunity to upgrade their skills and enter the skilled work force in growing sectors of the economy. Training and placement schemes are run in partnership with public, private, nongovernment and community organizations. Strong relationships are being built with industry associations and employers’. The target is to skill and place 50 lakhs youth in the formal sector by 2017.
- Provides customized residential and non residential training
- Minimum 624 hours of training with modules on trade specific skills, IT and soft skills.
- Special programs for Jammu and Kashmir, Minorities and Most critical Left wing Extremist Districts
- Implemented under the supervision of the central and state governments
- 75% assured placement above minimum wages
- Post placement support
- Food and transport support during training