The Ministry of Tourism launched a special initiative called Hunar Se Rozgar Tak
(HSRT) in 2009-10, for creation of employable skills amongst youth belonging to economically weaker strata of the society. The programme is fully funded by the
The basic objective was to reduce, through this initiative, the skill gap that afflicted
the Hospitality and Tourism Sector. Another objective was to put in place a dispensation to ensure that the economic benefit of a growing tourism reached the
Initially, the initiative covered only two trades, namely Food Production and
Food & Beverage Services. Trades namely Housekeeping and Bakery were added later.
Apart from the mentioned hospitality related trades, the HSRT now offers training
related to driving skills. This is in response to the huge demand of trained and tourist friendly drivers for the tourism transport sector.
Extending its scope and sweep, the HSRT also offers training programmes to: - revive the languishing skill of heritage conservation and stone masonry; and - to impart skills to befit a Golf Caddy.
The features common to the training programmes under the HSRT are:
i. The trainees should be in the age group of 18-28 years ( prior to
11/11/2010, this was 18 to 25 years );
ii. Each training programme is of short duration – from 4 weeks to 8 weeks;
iii. No fees chargeable to the trainee;
iv. Each trainee entitled to incentives comprising free lunch, a set of uniforms
v. Training cost met by MoT;