Q. Consider the following statements regarding Gharib Nawaz Employment Scheme
1. The scheme provides short term job-oriented skill development courses to minorities’ youth in order to enable them for skill-based employment.
2. The scheme was launched by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A

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. 

Source: PIB