Scheme: UDAAN

The programme aims to provide skills training and enhance the employability of
unemployed youth of J&K.
The scheme covers graduates, post graduates and three year engineering diploma holders.
The key stakeholders are Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), State Government (Jammu & Kashmir), Corporates and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

UDAAN (Giving Wings to Girl Students)
Another scheme of the same name is implemented by Ministry of Human Resource Development.
This project aims at addressing the lower enrolment of girls in engineering colleges/IITs and technological institutions.
It involves training 1000 selected girl students to compete for admission at premier Engineering colleges in India by providing course in an online and offline format.
The girl students enrolled in classes XI of KVs/NVs/other Government run Schools
affiliated to any Board in India are eligible for the Scheme.


What is Article 35A of Constitution: Jammu and Kashmir 

Article 35A

  • Article 35A gives the Jammu and Kashmir legislature the power to define the “permanent residents” of the state and provide them with special rights and privileges.
  • Article 35A offers special privileges to state subjects of J&K in matters related to employment, acquisition of immovable property, settlements and scholarships in relation to Article 370 of the Constitution.
  • The provision bars citizens from other parts of the country from acquiring immovable property in the state, taking up jobs with the state government, availing of state-sponsored scholarships or settling permanently anywhere in the Valley.