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Nayi Manzil Scheme: All You Need To Know

Published on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Introduction

  • The scheme was launched in Jammu and Kashmir initially 
  • Now the scheme covers the entire country 
  • Minister for Minority affairs launched the scheme 
  • The scheme focuses on school drop outs in minorities and help them complete their school education 
  • The scheme aids in providing employment opportunities to school dropouts after training them 

Nodal Agency

  • The scheme is implemented by ministry of minority affairs 
  • GOI to fund 3738 crore rupees for the scheme initially 
  • World Bank funded scheme 
  • Recently, World Bank signed credit agreement with GOI to provide funding to Nai Manzil Scheme to the tune of $50 million 
  • Maulana Azad education foundation to impart skill training in all its centers 

Background

  • World Bank reports indicate that around 20 percent of individuals in the age group of 17 to 35 are from minority groups 
  • Minority groups in India include 
  1. Christians 
  2. Muslims 
  3. Jains 
  4. Sikhs 
  5. Parsees 
  6. Buddhists 
  • Nai Manzil scheme aims to tap the labor force from these minority groups to join the formal employment by proving skill training 

Objectives

  • The main objective of the scheme is to generate employment to youth belonging to minority communities 
  • The scheme also extend loans for starting up new businesses to minorities 
  • The scheme will address the educational needs of the minorities especially Muslims 
  • The scheme also covers the livelihood needs of minorities 

Beneficiaries

  • Scheme covers people in the age group of 17 to 35 from all minority communities 
  • All school drop outs are eligible for training under this scheme 
  • Madarasa students form the main beneficiaries 
  • Madarasa students confine themselves to contemporary education and often do not get formal employment 
  • Nai Manzil Scheme enables Madarasa students to get employed in the formal sector through skill training 
  • 30 percent of the seats are reserved for minority girls 

About Nai Manzil Scheme Training course

  • Training course is a non residential program 
  • Tenure of the course is between 9 to 12 months 
  • Bridge courses are provided to the trainees to get 10th and 12th certification on distance mode 
  • Trade basis skill training is provided to the beneficiaries 
  • Avenues are open to continue or pursue higher education and create employment opportunities in the formal sector 
  • The training mainly covers courses in four main sectors including 
  1. Engineering 
  2. Manufacturing 
  3. Soft skills 
  4. Services 

Way Forward

  • The scheme is welcomed by all academicians and religious leaders 
  • The scheme will benefit about 3 lakh madrasas operating in India 
  • Each madrasa has about 100 students enrolled in them 
  • A total of about 30 million madarasa students would get benefited from the scheme 
  • The scheme makes the minority youth to compete with the rest of the students in the formal employment 
  • The main benefit of the scheme is to make minority youth to become good citizens and enter formal sector rather than drifting towards anti social activities 
  • Overall, the scheme is a great boon to the minority youth 
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