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.
Youth represent the most dynamic and vibrant segment of the population. India is one of
the youngest nations in the world and is expected to have a very favourable demographic
profile in the time to come. In India, youth in the age group of 15-29 years constitute 27.5%
of the population.
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
The Scheme is to be continued during 2017-18 to 2019-2020 with budget outlay of Rs.1160
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 following existing Schemes/ Programmes were subsumed in the Rashtriya Yuva
Sashaktikaran Karyakram (RYSK):
Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS).
National Youth Corps (NYC).
National Programme for Youth and Adolescent Development (NPYAD).
International Cooperation (IC).
Youth Hostels (YH).
Assistance to Scouting and Guiding Organisations
National Discipline Scheme (NDS)
National Young Leaders Programme (NYLP).
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