Union Government launched Maulana Azad National Academy for Skills

Nov 15, 2014 12:55 IST

Union Ministry of Minorities Affairs on 11 November 2014 launched the Maulana Azad National Academy for Skills (MANAS) to impart training to youths. It was launched on a pilot basis on the 125th birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

MANAS signed two Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) to train the youth in the health and security sectors.

MoU in Health Sector
MANAS signed MoU with Health Sector Council for training programmes for 200 girls and boys for Bed-Side Attendant and Home Healthcare Attendant through Skill Tree Consultant Ltd.

MoU in Security Sector
MANAS signed with the Security Sector Council for a security services training programme for 100 persons.

Under MANAS, the union ministry of minorities has increased the income eligibility criterion for trainees from 1.03 lakh rupees to 6 lakh rupees per annum to facilitate provision of training and concessional credit. This will benefit 12 to 13 crore people.

The training programmes are in line with Union Government’s motoo of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas that will ensure inclusive growth of the minorities. These training programmes will ensure 100 percent employment for trainees.

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