Nai Manzil Scheme for persons with disability health and life skills, Skill Training, Placement


Nai Manzil Scheme for minority community youth aims to provide an integrated education and skill development scheme for the Minority youth. To achieve this goal, it encourages to engage constructively with poor minority youth and help them to get sustainable and gainful employment which will make them economically strong.

This scheme provides the non-residential integrated education and skill training program for 9 to 12 months of which a minimum of 3 months should be devoted to skill training, and various programs such as Basic Bridge Program, Skill Training and Placement, Health and Life Skills etc.

This scheme is run with the help of Programme Implementing Agency/Agencies (PIA/PIAs)


The main objective of Nai Manzil is to engage constructively with poor Minority youth and help them obtain sustainable and gainful employment opportunities that can facilitate them to be integrated with mainstream economic activities.

Also, it aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Encourage the youth from minority communities who are school drop-outs and provide them with formal education and certification up to level 8th or 10th through The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)or other State open schooling
  • To provide integrated Skill Training to the youth that may help them in their own business or in market
  • To bridge lack of skills in minorities
  • To place at least 70% of the trained youth in jobs because at least they can earn basic minimum wages
  • To provide them with other social protection entitlements like Provident Funds, ESI etc.
  • To raise awareness and sensitization in health and life skills.


The trainee/students/candidates should fulfill following conditions

  1. The trainee should belong to one of Minority community (viz. Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Parsis)
  2. The age group of 17-35 years are eligible for this scheme.
  3. Certain particular pockets of concentration of minority population within a nonminority district or city will also be eligible for consideration.
  4. Trainee/student/candidate belonging to below poverty line (BPL) population both from urban and rural areas can avail the benefits. Also, 15% candidates belonging to BPL families of non-minority communities will be considered.
  5. For Class 8th standard Bridge Program: Candidate should have Class 5th pass or failed school leaving certificate or equivalent of education or provide self-certificate so that that he/she will be admitted to this program. Candidate should fulfill the minimum age as prescribed by NIOS or equivalent board to pursue the course.
  6. For Class 10th Bridge Program: Candidate should have Class 8th pass school leaving certificate or equivalent of education or provide self-certificate stating his/her capability to pursue this course. Candidate should fulfill the minimum age as prescribed by NIOS or equivalent board to pursue the course.
  7. 30% of the seats will be taken for girl / women candidates and 5% of seats will be taken for persons with disability belonging to the minority community under the scheme.


Minority Community students/candidates belonging to below poverty line (BPL) also non-BPL


The benefits of this scheme mainly includes in three components i.e. Basic Bridge Program, Skill Training and Placement and Health and Life Skills

Basic Bridge Program

This program gives a certification from the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) or any other State Board that offers open schooling depending on his / her eligibility. There are various courses such as Open Basic Education (OBE) level ā€˜Cā€™ course which is equivalent to Class VIII and the Secondary Level Examination Program of NIOS / State Board which is equivalent to Class X. Under these courses, the students/candidates are to be trained. After that, they are certified and evaluated as per NIOS / State Board norms. This will also be supplemented with periodic regular internal assessments conducted by the PIA/PIAs to track the learning progress.

Skill Training and Placement

The prime aim is to give skill training and place maximum trained youth in the job. For the skills training program, the syllabus is as per the Modular Employable Skills(MES) / Qualification Pack-National Occupational Standard (QP-NOS) compliant with National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF). The process of assessment and certification would be as per the stipulation of Modular Employable Skills (MES) of National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT), or the Sector Skill Council. There will be skill training program of minimum 3 months duration and out of which the participant or trainee should attend minimum 200 hours duration. Also, it will include soft skills (which would include computer literacy, language, and workplace interpersonal skills relevant for the sector/trade).

Health and Life Skills

All the participant are would be provided health awareness and life skills including basic hygiene, first aid, etc.

How To Apply

Contat to any of the following concerned authorities:

  1. Contact to the Private (for profit or not for profit) and/or Government Programme Implementation Agencies (PIA). that are affiliated to National Council for Vocational Training(NCVT), State Council for Vocational Training(SCVT) or Sector Skill Council(NIOS) or accredited by National Institute of Open Schooling(NIOS)
  2. Under Secretary (FC), Ministry of Minority Affairs, Paryavaran Bhawan, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

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Central Government of India


Ministry of Minority Affairs

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