UPDESCO was set up under section 21 of the Companies Act 1956. At the time of formulation of Sixth Five Year Plan, the State Government felt an urgent need for quick, specialized professional services that are required to support various plan formulations at state and regional level. It was increasingly felt that entire government functions could be performed more effectively if they could get prompt technical, specialized, data base and systems support services at one reliable and accountable source, inside the state. The need for establishing this Public Sector enterprise was so necessary that the Government sanctioned an initial amount of Rs. 25 Lakh from the contingency funds, as equity. UPDESCO has its own brand value under the Department of IT & Electronics, Government of Uttar Pradesh.
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The objective of this Skill Certification Scheme is to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood. Individuals with prior learning experience or skills will also be assessed and certified under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
To reduce poverty and vulnerability of the urban poor households by enabling them to access gainful self employment and skilled wage employment opportunities, resulting in an appreciable improvement in their livelihoods on a sustainable basis, through building strong grassroots level institutions of the poor. The mission would aim at providing shelters equipped with essential services to the urban homeless in a phased manner. In addition, the mission would also address livelihood concerns of the urban street vendors by facilitating access to suitable spaces, institutional credit, social security and skills to the urban street vendors for accessing emerging market opportunities.
The Digital India programme is a flagship programme of the Government of India with a vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.