Draft of “National Youth Policy 2012” released

Minister of State Youth Affairs & Sports, Ajay Maken released the draft of the National Youth Policy, 2012.

Objective of the Policy:

  • To focus on empowering youth via skill development,
  • Enhancing employability and facilitating entrepreneurship opportunities via convergence with other Ministries and Departments.

Some key highlights:

  • Special attention to National values, social harmony, national unity, and empowering youth through employable skills, education, health, sports and recreation.
  • Policy proposes to alter the target age group from the existing 13-35 years to 16-30 years
  • Youth Development Index (YDI) to be a part of the policy that will serve as baseline and ready-estimator for evaluators and policy makers.

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