The Central Government has decided to continue the Scheme of “Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram (RYSK) for another 5 years from 2021 -22 to 2025-26 with an outlay of Rs.2,710.65 crore rupees.
- Objective – To develop the personality and leadership qualities of the youth and to engage them in nation building activities.
About RYSK scheme:
i.The RYSK scheme is the flagship Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
ii.Beneficiaries – The youth in the age-group of 15 to 29 years (according to the definition of ‘youth’ in the National Youth Policy, 2014).
In case of programme components specifically meant for the adolescents, the beneficiaries are in the age-group of 10-19 years.
iii.The RYSK Scheme programme includes Skilling and Handholding Atma Nirbhar Bharat, Combating COVID-19, Mass Awakening and Action Campaign, Establishing Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness Teams and Youth led Fit India Movement.
Implementation of the scheme:
i.The programmes of RYSK Scheme are implemented through seven sub-schemes: – (i) Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan(NYKS) (ii) National Youth Corps (NYC) (iii) National Programme for Youth & Adolescent Development (NPYAD) (iv) International Cooperation (v) Youth Hostels (YH) (vi) Assistance to Scouting & Guiding Organizations (vii) National Young Leaders Programme (NYLP).
- Under the NYKS Sub-Scheme, at present there are about 50.34 Lakh youth volunteers enrolled through 2.57 Lakh Youth Clubs and cover 623 Districts across India.
The Ministry of Youth Affairs has been granted the fund of 41.60 crore for creation of the National Yuva Volunteer Registry under the RYSK Scheme.
i.The National Youth Parliament is being organised under the RYSK Scheme and the 1st National Youth Parliament was organised in 2018-19.
ii.The Ministry also collaborates with United Nations (UN) Agencies like UN Volunteers (UNV)/United National Development Programme (UNDP) and the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) on various youth related issues.
iii.During 2020-21, the National Youth Parliament was organized in 36 States/UTs with the participation of 2,34,353 youths.
Recent related news:
Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has decided to extend the ‘Khelo India’ scheme from 2021-22 to 2025-26 at an estimated cost of Rs. 8750 Crore as furnished under the Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) memorandum to the Ministry of Finance
About Ministry for Youth Affairs and Sports:
Union Minister – Anurag Singh Thakur (Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh)
Minister of state – Nisith Pramanik (Coochbehar, West Bengal)