The main aim of this scheme is to upgrade the skills of the tribal youth in various traditional/ modern vocations depending upon their educational qualification, present economic trends and the market potential, which would enable them to gain suitable employment or enable them to become self employed. The scheme is exclusively for benefit of the Scheduled Tribes as well as PTGs and can be taken up anywhere in the country but priority will be given to remote tribal areas, inhabited by particularly vulnerable tribes and areas affected by extremist activities. The capacity of each vocational training center is 100 or moretrainees i.e. for one trade there should be at least 20 candidates. Each center may cater to five vocational courses in traditional or other skills depending upon the employment potential of the area. Each Vocational Training Centre set up under he Scheme running five trades will provide training to 100 or more trainee i.e. for one trade there should be atleast 20 candidates.
The funding under this scheme is provided in following two ways:
Nature of Assistance:
The maximum assistance of Rs.30,000/- per annum per ST trainee comprising the following:
Stipend top trainee @ Rs. 700/- per month. Rs. 1600/- per trainee per annum for procurement of tools, raw martial etc. monthly honorarium to faculty/supporting staff etc. Boarding/lodging of trainees, electricity and water charges, etc. Additional payment of annual rent as per actual subject to a limit of Rs. 10,000/- per month is admissible in case of rented building.
Non-recurring expenses @ Rs. 0.48 lakh per trade for five years is admissible under the scheme.
Who can apply?
Source: Skill Development Scheme