Nai Manzil Scheme

The Nai Manzil Scheme was launched by the Ministry of Minority Affairs in 2015. The main objective of the scheme is to equip the minority youth with employable skills. As of December 2021, 6,57,802 minorities received skill development trainings under the scheme.

About the scheme

The scheme mainly focuses on minority youth in the age group of 17 to 35 years. They are school drop outs and youths educated in community education institutions such as the Madrasas. The selected youths are provided with skill training along with certification under the Nai Manzil scheme. The scheme helps the youths to seek better employment in organised sector. The scheme reserves 30% seat for minority girls.

What is the main objective of the scheme?

  • The scheme aims to provide skills to the youths in the country.
  • It aims to establish employment linkages for minority youth and school dropouts.
  • Its main goal is to contribute to increase human resource potential in the country.
  • Ultimately, by achieving the above objectives, the scheme aims to realise the National aspirations of Make in India and Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.

What minority communities does the scheme target?

  • It targets the notified minority communities. They are Buddhists, Muslims, Sikhs, Jains, Christians and Parsis. There are also denotified communities. The Denotified communities are those that are socially and economically backward. They are not minority communities.
  • It mainly targets the youths who do not have a proper school leaving certificate. The certificate is mandatory to seek better employment in an organised sector.

Other Similar Scheme

Seekho Aur Kamao: It means Learn and Earn. It is also called SAK scheme. It is a placement linked skill development scheme. It aims to provide skills to minority youths in the age group of 14 to 45 years. It includes modern and traditional skills based on the qualification, market potential and economic trends. It reserves 33% of the total allocation to the female beneficiaries.

USTTAD: USTTAD is Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts or Crafts for Development. It aims to promote and preserve rich heritage of traditional arts and crafts of minority communities.

Hamari Dharohar Scheme: The scheme aims to preserve the culture, practices, beliefs, customs and traditions of minority communities in the country.

Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram: Aims to provide better infrastructure facilities to the minority communities mainly in education and health.

Navya Savera Scheme: Aims to empower minority community students preparing for competitive exams

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