About the news:
Recently, the Union Minister for Minority Affairs replied in the Parliament that a total number of 371 training centres under the Gharib Nawaz Employment Scheme were opened across the country.
Gharib Nawaz Employment Scheme:
It is a scheme to provide short term job oriented skill development courses to minorities’ youth in order to enable them for skill-based employment. It was launched by the Ministry of Minority Affairs in 2017.
- Implementing agency: Maulana Azad Education Foundation, an autonomous body under the aegis of the Ministry of Minority Affairs, implements the scheme.
- The scheme is implemented as per the common norms of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSD&E) through the empanelled Program Implementation Agencies (PIAs).
- The PIA is mandated to place a minimum of 70% of trainees out of total trained trainees.
- The monthly stipend for maximum of three months and post placement support for maximum of two months after getting employment is also being paid to the beneficiaries directly into their account.