Status on Nai Pahal Scheme

Ministry of Minority Affairs
Ministry of Minority Affairs

Ministry of Minority Affairs is not implementing “Nai Pahal Scheme.” However, Ministry of Minority Affairs is implementing the following schemes:

(i) Nai Roshni -Nai Roshni scheme is a Central Sector scheme which aims to empower and enhance confidence in women by providing knowledge, tools and techniques for Leadership Development of Women.  It is a six-day non-residential/five-day residential training programme conducted by selected Programme Implementing Agencies for the women belonging to minority community in the age group of 18 to 65 years. The training programme cover areas related to programmes for women, health and hygiene, legal rights of women, financial literacy, digital literacy, Swachch Bharat, Life Skills, and advocacy for social and behavioural changes, etc.

So far, around 4.35 Lakh women have been trained under the scheme.

(ii) Naya Savera – Free Coaching and Allied Scheme – The Scheme aims to provide free coaching to students/candidates belonging to six notified minority communities i.e.Sikhs, Jains, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists and Parsis for technical/professional courses and competitive examination for recruitment to Group ‘A’, ‘B’, & ‘C’ services and other equivalent posts under the Central and State Governments. The scheme is implemented across the country through empanelled project implementing agencies (PIAs).

So far, more than 1.19 lakh  minority students / candidates have benefitted from Naya Savera.

(iii) Nai Udaan – Support is provided to minority candidates clearing Preliminary examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), State Public Service Commission (PSC), Staff Selection Commission (SSC) etc.

So far financial support has been provided to around 9800 minority candidates.

(iv) Nai Manzil – The Scheme “Nai Manzil” aims to benefit the minority youth (both men & women) belonging to six notified minority communities of 17-35 years of age, who do not have formal school leaving certificate, i.e., those in the category of school – dropouts or educated in community education institutions like Madrasas. 30% of the beneficiary seats are earmarked for girl/women candidates and 5% of the beneficiary seats for persons with disability belonging to the minority community under the scheme. The scheme provides a combination of formal education (Class VIII or X) and skills to enable beneficiaries seek better employment and livelihood. A total of 93485 beneficiaries have been trained so far under the scheme all over India.

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