93,255 interns to get training under PM Youth Programme

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A total of 93,255 interns will get training next year under Prime Minister’s Youth Training Scheme.

The allocation of interns will be made in accordance with the NFC award and FPSC’s recruitment criteria for provincial and regional quotas.

Prime Minister’s Youth Programme is a programme aimed at socio-economic development of youth, in a bid to combat soaring unemployment in the country.

The programme encompasses a broad range of schemes aimed at enabling youth and poor segments of population to get good employment, business opportunities, economic empowerment and skills needed for gainful employment. The programme will provide access to higher education and IT tools, access to on-the-job training and internship opportunities to young graduates to improve their chances of getting a job.

According to official figures, per year allocation of interns for Azad Jammu and Kashmir is 1,000, Balochistan 3,000, Northern Areas/FATA 2,000, Islamabad 3,750, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 5,750, Punjab 25,000 and Sindh 9,500.

An amount of Rs 6.8 billion has been disbursed among 65,000 beneficiaries so far under the Prime Minister Youth Programme.

Under the Interest Free Loan Scheme, Rs 2 billion has been disbursed among 91,000 beneficiaries since the launch of the programme.

In Phase One of Youth Skill Development Programme, about 25,000 youth were imparted training in 336 institutes across the country.

Similarly, in the first phase, 100,000 laptops have been distributed among graduating students and 400,000 more laptops will be given to students in the second phase (2015-18).

Likewise, 100,000 students of Masters, M Phil and PhD programmes are beneficiaries of Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme for Less Developed Areas.