September 9, 2018
Swapner Bhor scheme to provide employment-linked training to Kanyashree beneficiaries
The State Government’s flagship Kanyashree Scheme is now being extended, to provide training to the Kanyashree beneficiaries to make them employable.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who had given the name ‘Kanyashree’ has given the name to this scheme too – Swapner Bhor. Under this scheme, K2-level Kanyashree beneficiaries, that is, those who have crossed the age of 18 years, would be given the technical training.
Giving the above details, the State Women & Social Welfare Minister said that the scheme would be implemented soon. The training would be provided in collaboration with the Technical Education, Training and Skill Development (TET&SD) Department.
The K2-level Kanyashree beneficiaries get Rs 25,000, provided they satisfy two clauses – they should remain unmarried and should continue their studies. Now they would be provided technical training alongside their studies so that they don’t face much trouble getting gainful employment.
The training would be provided as per two categories – technical and mechanical. A K2 beneficiary has to apply online for any one branch, through the State Government’s Kanyashree website.
After the applications are accepted, the applicants would be provided counselling – regarding the course contents, benefits and types of employment opportunities available.
Every course would entail 300 hours of training. The trainees would be given a daily stipend of Rs 50. There are currently around 16 lakh K2 beneficiaries. Beneficiaries in the districts as well as in Kolkata would be given the training.