Rajnath Singh inaugurates "YUVA - Skill Development Programme"

Aug 30, 2017 09:40 IST
Rajnath Singh distributing the kit to youth after inaugurating the training centre under Yuva

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on 29 August 2017 inaugurated "YUVA - Skill Development Programme".

YUVA is an initiative by Delhi Police under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana.

Key highlights

The YUVA initiative by Delhi Police aims to connect with youth by upgrading their skill as per their competencies.

The programme will help the youth to get a gainful employment under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY) under the Union Ministry of Skill Development.

Delhi Police has tied up with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for providing mass job linked skill training for the selected youth.

National Skill Development Corporation will provide skill training to the youth under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna.

The Confederation of Indian Industry will provide job linked training through its Sector Skill Councils who are connected to industry and thereby provide job guarantee.

A total of 32 police station buildings have been identified where Skill Development Centres would be opened at the earliest.

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Background

A comprehensive exercise was conducted in all 13 districts of Delhi Police to select the youth between the age of 17 and 25 years for this training.

These candidates belong to categories such as School dropouts, Juvenile offenders, Victims of crimes and families in dire state due to incarceration of the bread earner of the family, mostly from the underprivileged colonies.

As of now, 2269 candidates have been selected to be trained by 36 training partners in 45 skills in the next three months.

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