Haryana to launch reward scheme to promote skill development

Haryana Government has decided to launch a monetary reward scheme ‘STAR’ with a view to skill the youth and empower girls and women.

Education Minister Geeta Bhukkal today said the first phase of the Centrally sponsored scheme would be implemented in the state from April 1 under which a minimum of one-month training would be imparted to the youth in various disciplines, including IT, retail, security, automotive and health care.

The scheme would be implemented post-school hours in schools and more courses and sectors would be covered in phase-2 of the scheme. she added.

The Minister said that the scheme aimed at rewarding such trainees who undergo minimum one-month training and pass the assessment conducted by the Sector Skill Council constituted by the NSDC.

The trainee would be rewarded Rs 10,000 for passing the assessment for non-manufacturing course in IT and retail, Rs 15,000 would be given for passing manufacturing course in automotive and plumbing and Rs 7500 would be given for passing construction work and agriculture course, she added.

On successful completion of the training and assessment, each candidate would also be given a National Skill Certificate under STAR, Ms Bhukkal said.

The STAR project aims at skilling 10 lakh Indian youths in the country. Haryana has already carved a niche for itself at the national level in implementation of the National Skills Qualifications Framework, she added.


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