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371 Garib Nawaz skill development centres opened so far

July 29, 2021
Garib Nawaz skill development
PC to women officers in junior batches has also commenced from December 2020. Picture Credit: (FreePik)

The Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mr. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in a reply to the Rajya Sabha informed that the Ministry through Maulana Azad Education Foundation, an autonomous body has implemented Gharib Nawaz Employment Scheme to provide short-term job oriented skill development courses to the minorities’ youth. The Scheme is being implemented as per the norms of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSD&E) with a view to enable them for skill-based employment through the Program Implementation Agencies (PIAs). A total of 371 training centres have been opened across the country. A total of 65 training centres have been opened in 22 districts of Uttar Pradesh alone with a total allocation of 9620 trainees.

As per the scheme guidelines, employment opportunities (organized & unorganized sectors) are being provided to all the beneficiaries.  The PIA is mandated to place a minimum of 70 percent of trainees out of total trained trainees. The monthly stipend for a maximum of three months and post-placement support for a maximum of two months after getting employment are also being paid to the beneficiaries directly into their account.