Ministry of Tourism launched Hunar Se Rozgar Tak scheme in the year 2009 to train youth belonging to economically weaker strata of the society.
The basic objective is to reduce the skill gap which affects the hotel industry and also to ensure that the economic benefit of hotel industry reaches the poor.
Initially, the initiative covered only two trades that is Food Production and Food and Beverage services. Trades namely Housekeeping and Bakery were included later.
In view of its growing acceptability, the HSRT has been extended to cover non-hospitality trades too.
The training programs relating to the trades would be conducted by the hospitality institutes sponsored by the MoT, other institutes enlisted by the State Governments or UT Administration, and by star classified hotels.
The State Tourism Development Corporations will conduct training programs at their respective establishments The minimum training targets are as follows:-
- An establishment with 20 or more rooms can have a training class of 40 students. Under no circumstances an establishment can have a class of less than25 students;
- An establishment with 10 -19 rooms can have a training class of 20 students. Under no circumstances an establishment can have a training class of less than 15 students;
- An establishment with less than 10 rooms is ineligible for conducting training courses.
Target Group:- The training programs will be open to 8th pass youth in the age group of 18 to 28 years.
Courses Offered:- The courses offered are as follows:-
a) A 6-week full-time course in Food & Beverage Service.
b) An 8-week full-time course in Food Production.
c) A 6-week full-time course in Housekeeping Utility.
d) An 8-week full-time course in Bakery and Patisserie.
Important Information:- Each course will also have an emphasis on improving the behaviour and attitudes of trainees in order to enhance their market acceptability.
Intake and selection
The programs will be inclusive in nature. Each STDC will invite applications through newspaper advertisement at least once in a year.
The advertisement will cover all the implementing establishments under it.
Additional advertisements may be issued based on needs.
In case the number of eligible candidates exceeds the requirement of a batch, and there is a requirement of additional batches, the implementing establishment / STDC will concurrently or in phases run more batches depending on its institutional capacity.
In case of phasing, the scheduling of candidates between batches will be on first-cum-first -admitted basis.The Implementing Agency will maintain a register of applications which will also indicate the date of receipt of each.
The Implementing Agency will maintain a register of applications which will also indicate the date of receipt of each.
Minimum target:- Each Implementing establishment will conduct a minimum of 6 courses of 8-week duration or 8 courses of 6-week duration. The class strength shall be as per norms.
Course contents:– The training materials shall be same for all the Implementing establishments which would be made available by the National Council of Hotel Management & Catering Technology. However, the STDC will have the discretion to customize the contents to provide for the local/regional aspirations requirements in consultation with the NCHMCT.
Faculty:- Each STDC will use its regular faculty for the Programme. STDC will engage contractual faculty at the rate fixed by MoT from time to time. The norm, in this case, will be: one teacher per 25 students. The STDC will also ensure that contract faculty engaged is fully utilized.
Application fees:- There will be no application or course fees chargeable to the applicant / eventual trainee.
Certification:- Minimum 90 % attendance will be required to appear for an end-of-the-course test and those who pass it successfully shall be awarded joint certificate of NCHMCT and the Implementing STDC. For the purpose of this test, there will be one internal and one external examiner drawn from the NCHMCT panel. The implementing establishment will have the discretion to be recorded in writing for relaxing the attendance norm by maximum 10% for the purpose of stipend and appearance in test.
Data base on pass-outs
Data base will be maintained by the STDC in respect of all successful candidates with their photograph, address and contact details. This data base will be utilized for uploading on the MoT / NCHMCT website.
Mentor Institute:- The MoT will designate at least one Institute of Hotel Management affiliated to the NCHMCT to serve as a Mentor Institute to an STDC and the implementing establishments under it.
Programme Funding:- The Programme will be funded under the MoT’s Scheme of Capacity Building for Service Providers under Suo Motu Initiatives. Funds will be extended to the Implementing STDC in advance based on the annual target fixed. The subsequent release of funds will be upon receipt of Utilization Certificate and consolidated accounts as sustained against the indicated norms.
Stipend:- A trainee with a minimum 90% attendance with a lump sum stipend of Rs.1,500/- for 6 weeks course and Rs.2,000/ for 8 weeks course. The stipend will be paid at the end of course.
Uniform:- The STDC will provide each trainee two sets of uniform at a cost not more than Rs. 1900. The STDC will have the discretion of procuring the uniforms either from Handicrafts & Handloom Export Corporation of India as per the existing arrangement or through any other arrangement. This shall also include redesigning of uniform so as to ensure conformity to local regional conventions and traditions.
Lunch:- The STDC or concern Establishment will provide lunch to the trainees @ Rs. 70/- per day per trainee.
Stay Arrangement:- The STDC or concern Establishment will lodge the trainees free of cost. However, in case if it is not possible, the STDC will make arrangement for the stay of outstation trainees nearby taking premises/quarters on a rental basis. The expenditure on this account shall not exceed Rs. 2000/- per trainee.
Employment Facilitation:- The STDC will make conscious effort to facilitate employment of the pass outs from this Programme.