The ministry of Tourism has trained over 1.94 lakh people up till March 31, 2015 under the programme ‘Hunar Se Rozgar Tak’ (HSRT) for imparting people tourism sector related skills said the minister for Tourism, Mahesh Sharma.
The HSRT initiative is being implemented through institutions including the Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, Institutes of Hotel Management, Food Craft Institutes and India Tourism Development Corporation. Various state governments too have been authorised to implement the initiatives. It is also mandatory for certain star-classified hotels to train a prescribed minimum number of persons.
As of now, the HSRT Initiative covers four hospitality trades including food production, food & beverage service, housekeeping utility and bakery and patisserie. Besides, there are programmes in place to bring up drivers, tourist facilitators, event facilitators, tour assistants, transfer assistants and office assistants.
The Ministry of Tourism launched the special initiative called Hunar Se Rozgar Tak (HSRT) in the year 2009-10 for creation of employable skills amongst youth. The initiative is fully funded by the Ministry of Tourism. The features common to the training programmes under the HSRT are: the trainees should be in the age group of 18-28 years; each training programme is of short duration – 6 to 8 weeks; and no fees is chargeable to the trainee.
Musafir Namah Bureau