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.
Detailed information was given by the Union Minister for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha. In his note, Shri Naqvi listed out the details of beneficiary target allocated for training programmes organized by the 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|
|Jammu and Kashmir||14560|
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.