NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE, Mirpur Cantonment, Dhaka.
NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE, Mirpur Cantonment, Dhaka.
Department of Youth Development
Ministry of Youth & Sports
Office of the Director General
108- Motijheel C/A
Tel: (880-2) 9559389
Fax: (880-2) 7168364
Introduction :
Youth are the powerhouse of any nation. Any idea of national
development is just myth without the active participation of youth. National
development is like a relay race. The old generation passes on the baton
to the waiting team. Youth are the confident and creative force in a
society. They have passion and vision. But their bubbling enthusiasm has to
be rightly channeled and utilized by presenting before them a convenient
environment. Proper guidance and direction can bring them in the
forefront of national development.
As per National Youth Policy, those in the age group of 18-35 years are
considered to be youths and they constitute one-third of the total
population. To provide this huge manpower with proper guidance and
institutional support, the Government created in 1978 Ministry of Youth
Development (subsequently renamed Ministry of Youth & Sports) and
Department of Youth Development (DYD) in 1981. Since its inception, the
Department has been extending multifarious training, guidance and
support to the youths. To harness their potentialities properly and
transform them into human resource has been the mission of DYD.
Visions of the Department :
the unemployed youth into
Facilitating the unemployed youths for their
self-employment/wage employment at home
and abroad by providing them skill
development training , micro-credit & other
logistic supports.
Involving the youth in the mainstream of
national development process.
Objectives of the Department :
To encourage the youth for self-employment and wage employment through
motivation, training, micro credit assistance and other necessary support.
To organize the youth through voluntary youth organizations and motivate them
to take part in community development and nation building activities.
To Promote the formation of youth organizations at grass-root levels and
ensuring their participation in national advancement.
To involve the youth in socio-economic activities like literacy program, disaster
management, primary health care, environmental improvement, resource
conservation and awareness building against anti-social activities, e.g. drug
abuse, AIDS/STDs etc.
To take necessary steps for empowering and ensuring their participation in
decision making at all levels.
Working Areas of the Department of
Youth Development :
The Department of Youth Development entrusted with the following activities to
do as per "Rules of Business of Different Ministries of the Government" :
All matters relating to youths - their welfare, training and prospects.
Organization and mobilization of the youths for voluntary participation in the
development activities of the country.
Co-ordination of youth services, liaison with concerned Ministries/ Divisions.
Administration of grants-in-aid under specific projects.
Youth Awards.
Programs to encourage a sense of adventure, responsibility, confidence and
achievement in youths.
Research and study on youths and youth development activities.
Promoting activities for creating employment opportunities for the unemployed
and underemployed youths.
Organizational set-up :
Department of Youth Development (DYD)
is headed by Director General who is assisted
by Five Directors and Project Directors and
other employees. DYD operates huge programs
through 64 districts, 493 upazilas including10
metropolitan unit thana offices and 111 Youth
Training Centres all over the country. Besides,
establishment of another 11 Youth Training
Centres in 11 districts is underway. The
Department has a huge staff of 6888 in
revenue and development budget who are
dedicated to the development of youth.
Director General
Dir. Training
Dir. Planning
Dir. Admin &
Dir. Ipplementation,
Monitoring &
111 Youth
Training Center
Class 1Class 2Class 3Class 4Total=
Central Human
660 Persons
1,091 Persons
3,609 Persons
1,528 Persons
6,888 Persons
64 District
493 Upzilla
Dir. Poverty
Alleviation &
Sheikh Hasina
National Youth
Bogra Regional
Youth Center
4 Regionall Human
Development Center
Programs Of DYD
The main aim of DYD is to make the youths in to a
skilled manpower by imparting them various kinds
of training & logistics as per requirement of the
day towards their involvement in self-employment
and employment activities.
Skill Development Training
With a view to attaining aims DYD runs 33
institutional courses at youth training centres and
41 non-institutional courses at upazilla level. The
training courses are as follows :
Institutional Training Courses :
1. Livestock, Poultry Rearing, Fishery & 18. Housekeeping & Laundry Operations.
2. Fisheries (Residential)
19. Food & Beverage Service.
3. Dress Making.
20. Poultry Rearing and Bird-Flu Control and Biodiversity Management.
4. Computer Basics.
21. Flower & Vegetable Production, Processing, Packaging, Preservation
and Marketing.
5. Computer Graphics.
22. Mushroom Production, Processing, Preservation and Marketing.
6. Electrical & House wiring.
23. Nursery, Propagation, Making of Fruit Garden and Management.
7. Refrigeration & Air-conditioning.
24. Seed Production, Processing, Preservation and Marketing.
8. Electronics.
25. Dairy Rearing and Beef Fattening.
9. Block Printing.
26. Food Processing, Packing & Marketing.
10. Block, Batik & Screen Printing.
27. Beautification & Hair Cutting.
11. Sweater Knitting.
28. Arabic Language Training.
12. Linking Machine Operating.
29. Mobile Phone Servicing & Repairing.
13. Fisheries (Non-residential)
30. Tourist Guide.
14. Oven and Sewing Machine 31. Fancy floor Mat Making.
15. Short Housekeeping.
32. Graphic Design (Photoshop & Illustrator).
16. Mobile Computer Training.
33. Handiwork Training.
17. Modern Office Management &
Computer Application
Non-Institutional Training Courses :
According to local felt needs on nearly 41 trades non-institutional training program is
implemented at upazilla level including the trades of bee culture, bamboo-cane
work, household poultry rearing, fish cultivation, beef fattening, pigeon rearing, goat
farming, Nursery, flower and fruit gardening, cycle repairing, making of nakshi katha
etc. 245260 youths are targeted to undergo this type of training in this financial
DYD also conducts different training programs in partnership with national and
international various organizations working in the area of socio-economic
development. In addition, local GOs and NGOs and international organizations
engaged in similar activities are
facilitated to arrange different training programs in the training venues of the
To challenge increasing youth-unemployment in the
country the Govt. through DYD has undertaken selfemployment program all over the country. With a
view to engaging unemployed youths in selfemployment DYD motives them and gives them
training and financial assistance. Besides, DYD
maintains close relationship with the youths concerned
and extends technical support to them. The success of
youths in self-employment activities is tremendous. By
undertaking self-employment projects certain youths
monthly earn more than Tk. 100000/-.
Micro-credit Program:
For enhancing youths’ ability to undertake self-employment and
income generating activities DYD implements (1) Self-employment
loan(individual) and (2) Family based loan (group). Under individual
credit system a male or female youth usually receives loan amounting
from Tk 20000/- to Tk 75000/-. On the other hand, under group
credit, each of the group members is given loan five times by turns
for satisfactory performance and the amount ranges from Tk 8000/to Tk 16000/-. In both cases, at 10% simple rate i,e at declining
rate service charge is claimed upon loan money. It appears that the
service charge finally stands at 5% after recovery of loan money in
24 and 52 installments respectively in the cases mentioned above.
For implementation of credit program DYD trained youths are
achieving unthinkable success in their self-employment activities. It is
notable that micro-credit is given to the youths by the district and
upazilla offices of DYD.
Youth Organizations in Youth Activities:
Development(DYD) organizes youths
by making youth organizations accross
the country. Up to June 2013 it has
enlisted 15912 youth organizations.
DYD extends active cooperation to
youth orgnizations in implementing
social development oriented activities.
Youth Organizations in Youth Activities:
organizes youths by making youth organizations
accross the country. Up to June 2013 it has
enlisted 15912 youth organizations. DYD extends
active cooperation to youth orgnizations in
implementing social development oriented
National Youth Award :
DYD trained successful male and female youths who
make outstanding contribution to self-employment
and social services are given National Youth Award
every year on National Youth Day. Up to June 2013,
300 successful self-employed male and female
youths including 10 youth organizers have been
given National Youth Awards. This year 15 successful
male and female youths are being given National
Youth Awards. Except this, 19 youth organizers and
self-employed youths have achieved Commonwealth
Award for establishing glaring instance in social
development and self-employment. Further 2 youth
organizers have gained SAARC Youth Award for
their exemplary performance in social work.
Grants to Youth Organizations :
Monetary grant to youth organizations is sanctioned from Govt.’s Youth
Welfare Fund against implementation of different projects submitted
by them for strengthening their participation in national development
stream. Besides, DYD sanctions grants to enlisted youth organisations
from revenue head.
Upto now, grant has already been given to 9643 youth organisations
from Youth Welfare Fund and Revenue Head that amounts Tk 952.91
lakh. The number of enlisted youth orgnaizations at present is 15912
out of which 1000 youth organizations enlisted by DYD have obtained
brand computer one against one basis for development of digital
Bangladesh during the tenure of present Govt. DYD has trained
386316 workers/members on computer and networking with the
Computer Training to Rural Youths through a
Mobile Van:
Training on computer including internet and
networking is being imparted to the youths
of backward areas with the help of a
mobile van equipped with computer and
internet facilities, multi-media projector
and audio system. Under the project 864
male and female youths have been trained
up to now.
National Service Program :
National Service Program was introduced in 2009-10 financial year in Bangladesh.
Under the program an educated unemployed youth has to undergo three months’
intensive training on ten particular modules and after training he / she is given
temporary employment for two years against different nation building services in
working areas as per approved policy. Each of the youths selected in the program
receives Tk 100/- per day during training and Tk 200 while in employment. This first
started as a pilot program in 19 upazillas of three districts of Kurigram, Borguna and
Gopalganj. The number of beneficiaries of the three districts is 56054 youths. The
duration of pilot program has been ended on 31 October 2013. Under its 2nd phase,
the program has been extended to 8 new upazillas of remaining 7 districts of Rangpur
division in 2011-12 fiscal year. Here the number of selected youths is 16036. In new 8
upazillas 7102 male and female youths have obtained 2 years’ temporary
employment until June 2013. For the remaining youths training and employment
activities are under process. For implementation of the program the quality of govt.
services are raising rapidly. Socio-economic status of the concerned youths is upgraded
where good participation of women is taking place. Anti-social activities are being
diminished in program locations which is remarkable. In light of country’s socioeconomic situation the program might be extended to all other districts and upazillas.
Sheikh Hasina National Youth Centre:
To study and research contemporary youth and development issues nationally regionally and
internationally a high profile organization/centre named Sheikh Hasina National Youth Centre
has been established in 1997 on 8 acres of land at Savar under Dhaka district which is
planned to be a Centre of Excellence. In this centre, residential training courses relating to
flourishing social, economic and human qualities; project management, leadership development,
motivation, communication, good citizenship, conflict management, decision making and social
services are arranged for the unemployed youths. This centre also regularly organizes
seminars, workshops, symposiums, youth conference, youth information exchange of national
and international levels.
Public-Private Partnership Program :
DYD to make its programs more
speedy has made signing of MOU
program uninterrupted with other
govt. , non govt., corporation and
international bodies.
On-going Projects:
Project on Strengthening of Training at Upazilla level for
Creation of Employment and Self-employment(2012-2016).
2) Project on Creation of Employment and Self-employment
Opportunities for Unemployed Youths in 7 districts of North
Bengal (2012-2014).
Project on Establishment of New Youth Training Centre in the
Remaining Eleven Districts(2010-15).
4) Project on Completion of Incomplete Works of the Old Youth
Training Centre (2010-14).
5) Establishment of Vocational Training & Healthcare Center For
Vulnerable Youth(2013-16).
6) Establishment of Training & Employment Generation Center for the
Vulnerable Youth & Adolescents (2013-16).
Total allocation
For Revenue Setup(2013-14): Tk.
350.50 lakh.
 For 6 projects: Tk. 48781.40 lakh.
 Total ADP allocation (2013-14) for
the 6 projects : Tk.12112.00 lakh.
At a glance progress of youth activities since inception to
December 2013:
Number of trained youths
: 4112490
Number of self-employed youths
: 2002436
aStarting credit fund
: Tk.16615.43 lakh.
Loan disbursed
Number of beneficiaries
: Tk.121355.85 lakh.
: 805260 Nos.
Number of enlisted youth organizations
: 16197 Nos.
Number of grant recipient youth organizations
: 10627 Nos.
Amount of grant disbursed
: Tk.1152.91 lakh.
Number of on going projects
: 6Nos.
10 Temporary employment under National Service : 69804 youths.
11 Number of National Youth Award recipient youths
: 315 person.
Information as regards progress during the present Government:
Amount of Grant
Internet connection
Indirect Employment
Microcredit beneficiaries
Loan disbursed
Temporary employment (National Service)
Vertical expansion of Youth Training Centres
Number of National Youth Award
Grant to youth organizations
1017541 youths.
Tk.244.36 lakh.
64 districts, 476 upazillas, 1000 youth organizations.
300939 youths.
133817 youths.
104948 youths.
Tk. 37907.02 lakh.
69804 youths.
29 Nos.
70 persons
2084 Nos.
Success of DYD in youth development activities is
prevalent. Its activities are being expanded rapidly
day by day. If the people of all spheres from their
respective positions come forward and extend their
possible co-operation towards youth training and
employment, the all round national development will
be expedited and thus dream of building up Bengal
of gold will come into being.
NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE, Mirpur Cantonment, Dhaka.