|National Vol. 1 Issue No. 9||April 7 - 21, 2002|
National Commission for Youth to focus on NE
Centre has set up a National Commission for
Youth, headed by Balbir Punj, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha). The
Commission had its first meeting recently where the members reiterated their
commitment to the terms of reference of the commission which has been set up
to enable the Government to overcome the problems confronting the youth and
among other things bring fresh perspectives to the issues involved.
would be achieved by reorienting and reorganising the ongoing youth
programmes to increase their effectiveness, outreach and take fresh
initiatives wherever required. The tenure of the commission is six months
from the date of its constitution within which it will submit its report to
Commission with its headquarters at Delhi, will devise its own procedures
and may consult such people, as it may consider necessary. The terms of
reference of the National Youth Commission include:
review existing youth related schemes and programmes implemented by the
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports as well as by other
Ministries/Departments of the Government of India with particular reference
to their potential for employment generation.
look into the recommendations of the Working Group on Adolescents set up by
the Planning Commission and suggest specific intervention strategies for
catering to the needs of this group.
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