"Nai Roshni"- For Leadership Development of Minority Women

The objective of the scheme is to empower and instill confidence among the minority women, including their neighbours from other communities living in the same village/locality, by providing knowledge, tools and techniques for interacting with Government systems, Banks and other Institutions at all levels.

The leadership development training scheme shall be implemented by the Ministry of Minority Affairs through selected organisations.

The organisation shall be provided financial assistance for implementation of the scheme. The rates may vary according to the area of operation, fees charged by the training institutes, boarding cost etc. The total number of trainees per batch would be 25 women (maximum).

Women belonging to all minorities notified under Section 2 (c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992 viz. Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists and Zoroastrians (Parsis)

Efforts will be made to persuade Elected Woman Representatives (EWRs), from any community, under the Panchayati Raj Institutions to be included as a trainee.

Interested organisations need to contact the District Collectors, District Magistrates, and Deputy Commissioner’s office.