He said under the PYIP 2014, the amount of stipend had been increased up to Rs 12,000 per month for unemployed but qualified youth. Khichi said Punjab Government allocated funds of Rs 1,500 million for that purpose and internees would get their monthly allowance from the Bank of Punjab for six months. After completion of their training they will get an experience certificate which would help in attaining jobs.
The Secretary said District Coordination officers would be focal persons in their respective district to monitor the training, adding that due to the revolutionary internship programme, male and female youth would get equal opportunities of professional training.
Secretary Sports said 80 percent would be trained in the private sector and 20 percent in public sector. Khichi said diploma holders with Matriculation could also join that programme. However, their certificates and diplomas should be duly verified from the Technical Education Board, he added. Tahir Rehman Naqi, Senior Vice President of Multan Chamber said in his welcome address it was a good step of the government to provide respectable jobs to youth and to reduce the joblessness.