After doing Botany (honours) from Delhi University in 2007, Ram Chandra returned to Manipur hoping to get a job. He applied in many government offices but all was in vain. A ray of hope was generated on Monday when he got enrolled for hospitality training under Prime Minister’s National Skill Development Mission.
“At least I can get a decent job in private sector, if not in the government,” he said after becoming one of the first Indian to get enrolled in youth ministry’s national Youth Employability and Skills scheme.
Ajay Maken, minister in-charge of youth affairs, launched the first public-private sector skill development programme as part of UPA’s look north-east policy. The ministry will be paying R30,000 per student for skill upgradation whereas the private partner B-Able (Basix Academy for Lifelong Employability) will conduct training and will ensure atleast 70% of them get a job.
To start with, 1,000 members of Nehru Yuva Kendra will get the training, which the minister wants to increase to 10,000 youth per year.