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Youth Affairs

Mr. Rajeev Gupta


To provide opportunities for development and empowerment of Youth to enable them to achieve their full potential and involve them in nation-building activities


To inculcate qualities of good citizenship and volunteerism in youthTo develop youth leadershipTo promote youth employability and skill development with special focus on the North East, Jammu & Kashmir, other  difficult and backward areas and young persons at risk


The Ministry of Youth Affairs  & Sports was initially set up as the Department of Sports in 1982 at the time of organization of the IX Asian Games in New Delhi .  Its name was changed to the Department of Youth affairs  & sports during celebration of the International Youth Year, 1985.  It became a Ministry on 27th May,2000.  Subsequently, the Ministry has been bifurcated in Deptt. of Youth Affairs and Deptt. of Sports under two separate Secretaries w.e.f. 30th April,2008.   The specific subjects being dealt with by these two Departments are contained in the Order of the Govt. of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961.
The Youth, i.e. those falling within the age group of 15-35 years constitutes nearly 40% of the total population of India.  This group which is the most vibrant and dynamic segment of the country’s population constitutes potentially its most valuable human resource.  To optimally tap their constructive and creative energies, the Department pursues the twin objectives of personality building and nation building, i.e. developing the personality of youth and involving them in various nation-building activities.  As most of the issues concerning young people are the functions of other Ministries/Departments, like Education, Employment & Training, Health and Family Welfare, etc. the role of the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports is to act as a facilitator and catalytic agent. 
  • Developing Qualities of good Citizenship through Community Service
  • Reinforcing volunteerism in Youth
  • Promote youth employability and skill development
  • Providing for Training and Research In Youth Development
  • Encouraging Adventure Activities
  • Promote youth travel and national integration
  • Assist in the creation of an international perspective in the youth.
  • Building convergence with other Departments on Youth programmes
Outcome/ Impact of department/ ministry Jointly responsible for influencing this outcome / impact with the following department (s) / ministry(ies) Success Indicator Unit FY 11/12 FY 12/13 FY 13/14 FY 14/15 FY 15/16
To inculcate sense of community service among student youths through NSS   NSS volunteers performing 120 hours of work No. 3250000 3235000 3255000 3255000 3255000
To reinforce volunteerism in the youth   Skill Training with Partners No. of Participants     10000 10000 10000
To promote youth employability and skill development   Training of Youth No.     2000    
    Training of women volunteers No.   80000 81000    
To develop sense of adventurism among youth   Train youth in adventure activities No.     2000 2000 2000
To promote national integration among youth   Organize National Integration Camps No. of camps   100 100 100 100
To introduce Tribal youth to the main stream developmental activities under taken by the Central Government for Tribal Development and promotion of values of peace and harmony. Ministry of Home Affairs. Number of participants No. 900 1000 1200    
To encourage the rural youth to take up sports through the youth clubs.   Distribution of sports material to the youth clubs No. of youth clubs     16000    
To enhance the skill of youth for employability with NCVT certification   Training the youth in different skills No. of youths trained     3000 3000 3000


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