Mera Kaam Mera Maan Scheme

To provide skill training to the youth in the state for increasing their employability and improving their standard of living.

On August 26, 2021 Punjab state cabinet headed by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh approved the Mera Kaam Mera Maan scheme planned for the unemployed youth in the state. Under this scheme the state government has planned to provide free of cost skill development training to the unemployed youth in the state. This training will be provided in the form of short term skill development courses. The candidates enrolled for the skill development programmes will get an employment assistance allowance of Rs. 2500 per month for 12 months which will include the training period and pre employment and post-employment period. These courses will be conducted at Punjab skill development mission training centers. This scheme will currently be started as a pilot project aimed at covering about 30,000 beneficiaries in the state.

Scheme Overview:

Scheme nameMera Kaam Mera Maan scheme
Scheme UnderPunjab Government
Approved ByPunjab state cabinet headed by CM Captain Amarinder Singh
Date of ApprovalAugust 26, 2021
BeneficiariesUnemployed youth in the state
BenefitFree of cost skill development training along with employment assistance allowance of Rs. 2500 per month for 12 months
Major ObjectiveTo provide skill training to the youth in the state for increasing their employability and improving their standard of living.

Scheme Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the scheme is to provide skill development training to the youth in the state.
  • It aims at increasing the employability of the youth in the state.
  • This scheme will provide free of cost training to the youth for assisting them.
  • It will also provide an employment assistance allowance of Rs. 2500 per month for 12 months to the youth.
  • It tends to increase the livelihood opportunities and standard of living of the youth in the state.
  • This scheme will make the youth independent and ensure their welfare.

Scheme Details:

  • The Punjab state cabinet headed by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh approved Mera Kaam Mera Maan scheme on August 26, 2021.
  • The state government has planned this scheme to provide free of cost skill development training to the unemployed youth in the state.
  • This training will be provided in the form of short term skill development courses.
  • These courses will be conducted at Punjab skill development mission training centers.
  • Employment assistance allowance of Rs. 2500 per mot h for 12 months which will include the training period and pre employment and post-employment period from the start of the programme.
  • This training will help the beneficiaries to enhance their skills and gain new skills for better future opportunities.
  • Currently the state government has started this scheme as a pilot project for construction workers and their wards in the state.
  • Eligible construction workers/ wards of construction workers registered with Construction Workers Welfare Board, department of Labour are required to contact the District Bureau of Employment and enterprise of the concerned district to apply for the benefit.
  • This pilot project will benefit about 30,000 youth in the state.
  • Estimated outlay for this pilot project is Rs. 90 crores.

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