‘Seekho Aur Kamao’ Scheme

New Delhi : Seekho Aur Kamao is a skill development scheme for youth of 14 – 35 years age group and aiming at providing employment and employment opportunities, improving the employability of existing workers, school dropouts etc. In the last 7 years appx. 3.92 lakh persons have been benefitted under this employment oriented scheme. The details of beneficiary target allocated for training programmes organized by Government in the last two years under ‘Seekho aur Kamao’ scheme for skill development of minorities, State-wise is as under:

State-wise details of beneficiary target allocated under Seekho Aur Kamao scheme in the last two years
Andhra Pradesh 6358
Arunachal Pradesh 142
Assam 8210
Bihar 10209
Delhi 2752
Goa 120
Gujarat 5572
Haryana 5078
Himachal Pradesh 393
Jammu and Kashmir 14560
Jharkhand 6953
Karnataka 2530
Kerala 60
Madhya Pradesh 13445
Maharashtra 6180
Manipur 300
Meghalaya 301
Mizoram 45
Nagaland 91
Orissa 521
Punjab 11044
Rajasthan 8100
Sikkim 46
Telangana 2770
Tripura 125
Uttar Pradesh 52702
Uttarakhand 1271
West Bengal 8955

Note: A Training target of 40,000 has been recently given to the Project Implementing Agencies for which the state-wise allocation is to be done.

The scheme ensures 75% placement, out of which 50% should be in organized sector. As per scheme guidelines, the implementing organizations will be required to establish linkages with placement services, and for the candidates interested in self employment after availing the training, the organization shall arrange easy micro finance/ loans for them through financial institutions, National Minority Development Finance Corporation (NMDFC), banks etc.

Post placement support of Rs. 2000/- per month is provided to placed trainees for two months as placement assistance.

This information was given by the Union Minister for Minority Affairs  Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.