EOI to Partner with Sagarmala- Ddu Gky Convergence as Captive Employers

EOI to Partner with Sagarmala- Ddu Gky Convergence as Captive Employers

Organization: Ministry of Rural Development, GOI

Apply By: 09 Nov 2019

EOI title: EOI to Partner with Sagarmala- Ddu Gky Convergence as Captive Employers

Deadline: 9th November 2019


The Sagarmala programme has been working to harness India's coastline for port led prosperity. It has four broad components-port modernization, port led industrialization, enhancement of seamless connectivity & coastal community development. The focus on involvement of Coastal Community as partners and their inclusion in all endeavors of the programme is a hallmark of all the Sagarmala efforts. It intends and ensures that the benefit of the initiatives taken improves the living standards of the coastal community. For skill development of coastal community, a skill gap study for 21 Coastal Districts was conducted and District Action Plans for each district was made in close consultation with State/UT governments, district officials and industry. To implement the Port and Maritime sector skill development, Ministry of Shipping has taken a convergence approach with Deen Dayal Upadhyay Grameen KausalYojana (DDU GKY), Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD).

Key Expectations from Captive Employers

The ‘Captive Employer’ is expected to provide sustainable employment of high quality at scale to minimum of 1000 candidates in two years, with focus on co-branding, commitment to decent work norms, retention and career progression. This has to be enabled through a model providing high levels of co-branding in all processes, activities and outcomes thus setting a benchmark for training quality, training material including use of technology and training delivery, and through an upskilling path through multiple training levels allowing a trainee to progressively achieve higher levels of skills & certification over a two-year period starting from a novice level.

Assessment Parameters

Organizations who successfully meet the minimum criteria stated above shall be assessed by the ‘Captive Employer Review Committee’(CERC); a committee consisting of team from Sagarmala- DDU-GKY team. The committee shall undertake an assessment of the capacity and experience of the captive employer taking into account the following:

  • The proposed quantum of recruitment as ‘Captive Employer’ vs. the current HR capacity, past recruitment levels and the business strategy of the organization to supports its recruitment plan as ‘Captive Employer’.
  • The existing and proposed strategy of the ‘Captive Employer’ to support retention, upskilling and career progression of trainees
  • The existing capacity and geographical spread of the training centers including trainers
  • Strategies for co-branding, quality management as well as preparedness for alignment to training to the national skill qualification including that of National Council for Vocational Training(NCVT)and Sector Skill Council(SSC).

Process and Other Details

Sagarmala-DDUGKY warmly invites organizations that see themselves as potential ‘Captive Employer’ to Partner in this initiative. There is no deadline for applications. The applications can be sent in throughout the year and will be taken up for consideration by the committee as it deems fit.

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