Related Topic in KAS Prelims Syllabus:
Indian Constitution, Political System, and Governance [Paper-I]: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, function, power and privilages, Public Policy and Governance
President Ram Nath Kovind launched the Web-Portal of “National Youth Parliament Scheme”.
About the Scheme
- Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs conducts Youth Parliament Competition in various categories of schools and colleges/universities in order to develop democratic ethos in the younger generation.
- It was first introduced in the Schools in Delhi in 1966-67.
- The Kendriya Vidyalayas located in and around Delhi were incorporated into the ongoing Scheme for Delhi Schools in 1978.
- Subsequently, as a separate scheme of Youth Parliament for Kendriya Vidyalayas at the National Level was launched in 1988.
- Similarly, in 1997-98, two new Youth Parliament Schemes at the national level, one for Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas and the other for Universities/Colleges were launched.
- The main objective of the portal is to increase the outreach of the youth parliament programme of the Ministry to hitherto untouched sections and corners of the country.
- The salient features of the portal are:-
- All recognised educational institutions of the country are eligible to participate in this programme.
- The registration for participation will be done by the education institutions through the web-portal.
- E-training modules, videos, photographs and scripts are available on the portal for online self-learning of the participants.
- After successful registration, the educational institutions will be able to conduct youth parliament sittings in their respective institutions.
- Each student taking part in the sitting will get a Digital ‘Certificate of Participation’ and each Teacher-in-charge and Head of Institution will get a ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ through the web portal.