Delhi Police launches YUVA, a skill development programme for the youth


Selected youth will be given job-linked skill training by NSDC and CII.

Delhi Police has launched a skill development programme, YUVA, for the youth, under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana.

The programme mainly aims to connect the police with the youth, by skilling young talent. It will help the youth get employment under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, in addition to improving the image of the police among the youth, and establishing trust.

The selected youth will be given mass job-linked skill training by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). While NSDC will provide skill training, the CII will provide them job-linked training through its Sector Councils, which are connected to industry and thereby capable of providing job guarantee.

A detailed exercise had been conducted in all 13 districts under the Delhi Police to select the youth in the age group of 17 to 25, for the training. The identified youths comprise school dropouts, juvenile offenders, victims of crime and members of families in dire state due to incarceration of their bread earners, mostly from the underprivileged colonies.

As of now, 2269 youths have been selected, to be trained in 45 skills by 36 training partners in the next three months, within the police station building itself. 32 police stations have been selected for the same.

Inaugurating the programme, the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh said that the initiative will help improve the image of the police. He furthers adds that apart from core policing, it is important that the police adopt people-friendly measures to build trust and confidence among the common masses. He urged that the police should engage with the youth, who are prone to drug addiction and other crimes.

This initiative will increase the social interaction of the police with the youth, and will also go a long way in helping build a positive image of the police.

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