Tuesday 29 November 2011

Uttarakhand approves Youth Policy

Written by Anil Singh

The Uttarakhand government has given ist approval to a policy for youths aimed at imparting employment- oriented training to them.

The policy which is hailed as the first of its kind in the state, is likely to benefit nearly 40 Lakh youths of the state, claimed the Government.

Under the policy, every government department would allocate some funds for Youth welfare in the state. The Youth Welfare Department will act as the nodal agency for the purpose.

The policy also proposes the setting up of a Youth Commission and a monitoring committee. Chief Minister B C Khanduri would be the ex-officio chairman of the commission once it’s formed.

The policy has categorized youths in three age groups of 13-18 years, 19-25 years and 26 to 35 years, informed Government spokesperson.

Initially, ten Lakh youths would be given employment-oriented vocational training in various fields to enable them to earn their livelihood. A detailed action plan would also be prepared to keep the youths away from liquor and other such evils.

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