National Programme for Youth &
             Adolescent Development (NPYAD)
       4.    International Cooperation
       5.    Youth Hostels (YH)
             Assistance to Scouting & Guiding
       7.    National Discipline Scheme (NDS)
             National Young Leaders
             Programme (NYLP)
       9.    National Service Scheme (NSS)           National Service Scheme (NSS)
             Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of      Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth
             Youth Development (RGNIYD)              Development (RGNIYD)
      Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram
      Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan
           Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), launched in 1972, is one of the largest youth
      organisations in the world. NYKS currently has about 8.7 million youth enrolled through 3.04
      lakh youth clubs/mahila mandals. NYKS has presence in 623 districts through Nehru Yuva
      Kendras (NYKs). The objective of the programme is to develop the personality and leadership
      qualities of the youth and to engage them in nation-building activities. The areas of focus of the
      NYKS activities include literacy and education, health and family welfare, sanitation and
      cleanliness, environment conservation, awareness on social issues, women empowerment, rural
      development, skill development and self-employment, entrepreneurship development, civic
      education, disaster relief and rehabilitation, etc. The youth associated with Nehru Yuva Kendras
      are not only socially aware and motivated but are also inclined towards social development work
      through voluntary efforts.
      National Youth Corps
           The Scheme of National Youth Corps (NYC) was launched in 2010-11 and the same is
      being implemented through NYKS. The main objectives of the Scheme are as follows: 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 group modulators and peer group educators; and to act as role models for
      the younger cohort, especially towards enhancement of public ethics, probity and dignity of
           Under it, youth in the age-group of 18-25 years are engaged as volunteers to serve upto
      maximum 2 years in nation-building activities. The minimum qualification for NYC volunteers
      is Class-X passed and they were initially paid an honorarium of ₹ 2,500/- per month, but the
      same was increased to ₹ 5,000/- per month from 2016. The selection of NYC volunteers is done
      by a selection committee, headed by District Collector/Deputy Commissioner of the concerned