Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojna (DDU-GKY) is a Placement Linked Skill Development scheme for rural poor youth. This initiative is part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM). DDU-GKY has its origin in the Wage employment linked "Special Projects" for skilling component of the Swarnajayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY), which was subsequently renamed as Aajeevika Skills when SGSY was converted as NRLM. The Placement Linked Skills scheme, Aajeevika Skills, has been recently been further revamped in terms of announcement of Antoydaya Divas on 25th September 2014 as Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhayaya Grameen Koushalya Yojana (DDUGKY). The skilling program for rural youth has now been refocused and repritorized to build the capacity of rural poor youth to address the needs of global skill requirements.