The Government has launched a new Scheme “National Youth Corps” during the financial year 2010-11 to tap the potential of the youth and channeling their energy towards nation building. This is in pursuance of the President’s Address to both Houses of Parliament in June 2009 and also the Prime Minister’s announcement in October 2009 for Jammu & Kashmir. The new scheme, called “National Youth Corps” (NYC) has been launched, amalgamating the existing two volunteer schemes namely National Service Volunteer (NSV) and Rashtriya Sadbhawana Yojana (RSY).
•To set up a group of disciplined and dedicated youth who have the inclination and spirit to engage in the task of nation building.
•To facilitate the realization of inclusive growth (both social and economic).
•To act as points for dissemination of information, basic knowledge in the community.
•To act as group modulators and peer group educators.
•To act as role models for the younger people specially towards enhancement of public ethics, probity and dignity of labour.
Young men and women falling in the age group of 18-25 would be eligible to become volunteers.
The volunteers will be paid an honorarium of Rs. 2500/- per month for their engagement upto two
years(including the period of training which will be for 4 weeks) in the identified development
The NYC Scheme enables young men and women in the age group of 18-25 years to serve up to two years on a full time basis up to March 2012 for which they receive an honorarium of Rs 2500/-per month. Representation from the weaker sections of the society and gender balance is encouraged.