2016-05-14

National Youth Corps Scheme : Unstarred Question in Loksabha

National Youth Corps Scheme

Whether the Government has launched any new scheme named as ‘National Youth Corps Scheme’. For more questions see below-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED  QUESTION NO: 300                                                      ANSWERED ON: 26.04.2016

National Youth Corps Scheme

MANOJ KUMAR TIWARI
SUBHASH RAMRAO BHAMRE
Will the Minister of YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS be pleased to state:-

(a) Whether the Government has launched any new scheme named as ‘National Youth Corps Scheme’. if so, the details thereof;
(b) If not, the reasons therefor; and
(c) the details of fund allocation and the organizational/functional architecture of the Scheme?


ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR YOUTH AFFAIRS & SPORTS
(SHRI SARBANANDA SONOWAL)
(a) The Government had introduced a scheme called National Youth Corps in the year 2010 by amalgamating two Schemes viz. National Service Volunteers (NSV) and Rastriya Sadhbhawana Yojana (RSY)
The main objective of NYC scheme are :
  • To setup a group of disciplined and dedicated youth who have the inclination and spirit to engage in the task of nation building.
  • To facilitate the realization of inclusive growth (both social and economic)
  • To act as points for dissemination of information, basic knowledge in the community
  • To act as group modulators and peer group educators
  • To act as role models for the younger cohort especially towards enhancement of public ethics, probity and dignity of labour.

As per the provision of the scheme, a total of 12,000 volunteers in 623 districts are being deployed every year through Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan. Volunteers in the age group of 18-25 are being deployed for maximum period of 2 year duration. Each volunteer is being paid Rs. 2,500/- as monthly honorarium. Volunteers are taking up the task of motivating and revitalizing Youth clubs and Mahila Mandals at village/ community level.
(b) Not Applicable.
(c) During the year 2015-16 an amount of Rs. 36 crores was allocated.
The NYC volunteers are deployed at the block level and monitored and guided by concerned District Youth Coordinator of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan.
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Source : Loksabha
[http://164.100.47.190/loksabhaquestions/annex/8/AU300.pdf]

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