Seekho Aur Kamao is a skill development scheme for the youth of 14 – 35 years age group and aiming at providing employment and employment opportunities, improving the employability of existing workers, school dropouts, etc. In the last 7 years appx. 3.92 lakh persons have been benefitted under this employment-oriented scheme. The details of beneficiary target allocated for training programmes organized by Government in the last two years under ‘Seekho aur Kamao’ scheme for skill development of minorities, State-wise is as under:
State-wise details of beneficiary target allocated under Seekho Aur Kamao scheme in the last two years
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Note: A Training target of 40,000 has been recently given to the Project Implementing Agencies for which the state-wise allocation is to be done.
The scheme ensures 75% placement, out of which 50% should be in organized sector. As per scheme guidelines, the implementing organizations will be required to establish linkages with placement services, and for the candidates interested in self-employment after availing the training, the organization shall arrange easy microfinance/ loans for them through financial institutions, National Minority Development Finance Corporation (NMDFC), banks, etc.
Post-placement support of Rs. 2000/- per month is provided to placed trainees for two months as placement assistance.
This information was given by the Union Minister for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.
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