New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday announced a new state government scheme that will create internships with a Rs 2,500 stipend for students of Class 10, Class 12, as well as those pursuing their graduation.

The internship scheme was announced at a job fair organised by the Department of Labour and Employment Exchange at Gorakhpur University, with the agenda to increase job opportunities in the state.

Addressing the public in Gorakhpur, CM Adityanath said, “Our effort is to open an ITI and skill development centre in each tehsil of the state which can give a platform to the youth for their skills.”

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Duration: 6 months to a year

Stipend: Rs 2,500 per month

The internship scheme has been launched in a tie-up with various technical institutes and industries in the state. The honorarium stipend will be given partly by the central government, that is, Rs 1,500, and partly by the state, that is, Rs 1,000.

After the completion of the internship, the government will also help the youth in getting jobs and an HR cell will be created to secure the same. The Chief Minister also said that 20 per cent of girls will be compulsorily recruited in the police department in the state so that they can contribute towards the state’s security.

“This year we are going to come up with an internship scheme. Each youth who will do an internship for 6 months and one year will be given Rs 2,500 as honorarium every month,” he said.