LUCKNOW, NOV 9 (UNI)- Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav (C) talking to mediaperson after cabinet meeting at CM office in Lucknow on Monday. UNI PHOTO-32U

Akhilesh Yadav, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh is a favourite amongst the people for his Samajwadi ideologies which aims at uplifting people of all ages and sectors. But a lot of time, the youth feel left out; hence when the youngest Chief Minister came to power in the state there was a ray of hope for one and all.

At the latest UP Cabinet meeting chaired by Akhilesh Yadav, the government of Uttar Pradesh spoke about the youth policy which has been formulated to empower the youth of the state through skill training and education so that they can become economically independent. The decision to materialize this youth policy was taken by the Chief Minister who understands the plight of the youth.

Moving away from the normal standards, Akhilesh government has decided to define youth as those in the age group of 14 to 35 years, as compared to 15 to 29-year age group that is considered youth at the national level. The Government of Uttar Pradesh has identified eleven priority areas including, education, skill development, employment, health, sports, and social responsibility, as part of its youth policy. For the implementation of the policy the government will establish co-ordination committee under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh.

As part of the policy the state government plans to employ around 30,000 pass outs of Bachelor in Physical Education (BPEd) on a monthly salary of Rs. 7000, in addition to giving honorarium to the ad hoc teachers of non-aided schools. This will ensure employment of the youth and also a better education system in the state.