The Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram Scheme
✓The Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram Scheme is a Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and has been continuing since 12th Five Year Plan.
✓The Scheme aims to develop the personality and leadership qualities of the youth and to engage them in nation building activities
✓The Scheme beneficiaries are youth in the age-group of 15-29 years, in line with the definition of ‘youth’ in the National Youth Policy, 2014. In case of programme components specifically meant for the adolescents, the age group is 10-19 years.
✓The Department of Youth Affairs has been operating a number of Schemes for development and empowerment of youth. Restructuring of the schemes were done in 2014 in order to improve their effectiveness. In the process 8 ongoing schemes were merged to form the umbrella Scheme called Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram (RYSK) with effect from 01.04.2016.