Union Minister for Minority Affairs Dr. Najma Heptulla launched a new Central Sector Scheme Nai Manzil for empowering minorities.
The scheme was launched to make innovative interventions in the field of education and skill development for improving the welfare of minorities.
- Aim to address educational and livelihood needs of minority communities in general and Muslims in particular, which lags behind in terms of educational attainments than the other minority communities.
- Aims to provide educational intervention by giving the bridge courses to the trainees and getting them Certificates for Class XII and X from distance medium educational system.
- Aims to provide trade basis skill training in four courses at the same time of formal education, in field of a) Manufacturing b) Engineering c) Services d) Soft skills.
- It intends to cover people in between 17 to 35 age group from all minority communities as well as Madrasa students.
This scheme will provide avenues for continuing higher education and also open up employment opportunities in the organised sector.