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Government of India
Ministry of Minority Affairs
15-December-2015 17:04 IST
Nai Manzil Scheme for Minorities

The scheme aims to benefit the minority youths in the age group of 17 to 35 years who are school-dropouts or educated in the community education institutions like Madarsas, by providing them an integrated input of formal education (up till Class VIII orX) and skill training along with certification, with a view of enabling them to seek better employment in the organized sector and equipping them with better lives. Minimum 30% seats are earmarked for minority girls. It includes a Non-residential programme of 9-12 months duration involving a Basic Bridge Programme (For Class VIII or Class X) for their education, along with training in trade based skills for sustained livelihood/gainful employment. The scheme covers the entire country.

This Information was given by the Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.