Learn and Earn Scheme -Key features of Learn and Earn scheme

Learn & Earn Scheme -Key features of Learn and Earn scheme – Union Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India on 23 September 2013 launched a central sector scheme for Skill Development of Minorities.

Main Objectives of the scheme Learn and Earn Scheme

  • To bring down unemployment rate of minorities during 12th Plan period (2012-17).
  • To conserve and update traditional skills of minorities and establish their linkages with
    the market.
  • To improve employability of existing workers, school dropouts etc. and ensure their
  • To generate means of better livelihood for marginalised minorities and bring them in
    the mainstream.
  • To enable minorities to avail opportunities in the growing market.
  • To develop potential human resource for the country.

Key features of Learn and Earn scheme

  • Placement linked training programme for modern trades.
  • Skills Training Programme for Traditional Trades.
  • The training programme also includes soft skills training, basic Information and Technology (I.T) and English training.
  • Project implementing agencies to ensure 75 percent employment and out of that 50 percent in organized sector.
  • Mechanism for placement and post placement support.
  • 100 percent assistance by Ministry of Minority affairs of Government of India.

The scheme will be implemented for the benefit of the 5 notified minority communities under National Commission for Minorities Act 1992(Muslims, Christians, Sikhs,
Buddhists and Parsis).

However, in the States/UTs where some other minority communities notified by respective State/UT Governments exist, they may also be considered for the programme but they will not occupy more than 5 percent of the total seats.

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