Sarathi Yojana: A Skill Development Initiative for Jharkhand Youth

Jharkhand is a state with immense potential and talent, but also faces many challenges in terms of unemployment, poverty, and lack of opportunities. To address these issues and empower the youth of the state, the Jharkhand government has launched a skill development initiative called Sarathi Yojana.IxQmcrW4hIRMpkHT9t h9mSgAAvyMZ1F9Lh6bdxPSMtcQllgYD58QRR V5Ctv0G7 p09OEiW6ZhKpEsEncspVuZ 3XKTQQFp

What is Sarathi Yojana? 

Sarathi Yojna is a comprehensive scheme that aims to provide free and quality skill training to the unemployed youth of the state, and help them find suitable jobs or start their own enterprises. The scheme covers various sectors and domains, such as automotive, apparel, health, information technology, retail, construction, wellness, iron steel, and capital security among others.

The scheme also provides incentives and support to the trainees, such as employment incentive allowance, transport allowance, and placement assistance. The scheme is implemented through various institutions and agencies, such as the Jharkhand Skill Development Mission Society (JSDMS), the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the Sector Skill Councils (SSCs), and the private training partners.

Sarathi Yojana is a significant programme for skill development that includes various schemes, such as:

  • Deendayal Upadhyaya Kaushal Kendra (DDU-KK): This scheme provides skill training to the youth in rural areas, especially those belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and other backward classes. The scheme aims to enhance their employability and entrepreneurship skills.
  • Saksham Jharkhand Kaushal Vikas Yojana (SJKVY): This scheme provides skill training to the youth in urban areas, especially those who are school dropouts, unemployed, or underemployed. The scheme aims to improve their livelihood and career prospects.
  • Birsa (Block Level Institute for Rural Skill Acquisition): This scheme provides skill training to the youth in their vicinity through block-level skill development centers. The scheme aims to make the training accessible and convenient for the rural youth.
  • Employability Excellence With College Education & Learning (EXCEL): This scheme provides skill training to the college students along with their regular education. The scheme aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry and prepare the students for the job market.
  • Employment Incentive Allowance and Transport Allowance: These schemes provide incentives and support to the trainees who complete their skill training successfully. The schemes aim to motivate and encourage the trainees to find suitable jobs or start their own enterprises.

Among the skills that are covered under these schemes are monitoring and operation of life cycle training, which is offered to the youth to look for jobs in various sectors, such as automotive, apparel, health, information technology, retail, construction, wellness, iron steel, and capital security among others.

Moreover, free skill development training is also available to anyone between the age of 18 and 36, and the upper age limit for learners from the reserved categories is 50. There is a provision to transfer the amount via direct benefit transfer (DBT) of Rs 1,000 per month to the youths and Rs 1,500 per month to girls, disabled and transgender in case successful candidates do not find employment within three months of certification.

One of the key components of the scheme is the Block Level Institute for Rural Skill Acquisition (BIRSA), which was launched by Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Saturday. BIRSA is a block-level skill development center that provides training to the rural youth in their vicinity. The center is equipped with modern infrastructure, equipment, and trainers to deliver quality training as per the industry standards.

The Chief Minister inaugurated 80 BIRSA centers in the first phase of the scheme, covering all the districts of the state. He also launched the Rojgar Protsahan Bhatta and the Parivahan Bhatta, under which unemployed youths will receive an incentive after the completion of their training. The trainees will also receive an incentive in the form of a travel allowance to ensure that they don’t face any problems while attending their training and complete it successfully.

The Chief Minister said that the scheme is a significant step towards making the youth self-reliant and empowered in the state. He said that the skill development training will help the applicants secure job opportunities in various sectors. He also said that the government is providing training to all, including those with and without a college degree, to facilitate their placements.

The Chief Minister also appealed to the youth to take advantage of the scheme and enroll themselves in the training programs. He said that the government is committed to providing all possible support and guidance to the youth to achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Sarathi Yojana is a visionary scheme that has the potential to transform the lives of millions of youth in Jharkhand. It can help them acquire new skills, enhance their employability, and boost their confidence. It can also contribute to the economic growth and social development of the state.

If you are interested in knowing more about Sarathi Yojana or want to apply for it, you can visit its official website here. You can also read more about it in this article.