One lakh J&K youths to get jobs in five years, says Jairam
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Union Minister of Rural Development Jairam Ramesh today said that under the centrally sponsored project, Himayat, one lakh youth from Jammu and Kashmir would get placements in the next five years in the service sector, both within and outside J&K. He said employment letters would be given to 2000 youth in October.
The minister was speaking during an interaction with the youth trained and placed under this scheme at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali. He said that the relocation allowance which was given to the youth of the Himayat Project for two months would be increased to Rs12,000 per month for six months with immediate effect. He added that the problem faced by the youth in opening bank accounts at the place they reside will be solved in the near future.
Under the scheme, youngsters will be given a minimum level of computer-oriented skills and each youth will be tracked for a period of one year after placement. A total amount of Rs 235 crore will be spent on the training and placement of the youth and so far 2431 have been fully trained in the first two batches while 2800 youth are undergoing training in 42 training centers spread across 19 districts in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Punjab Governor and UT Administrator UT Shivraj V Patil assured all the youth who are working in Mohali and Chandigarh that their problems will be redressed at the earliest.
One of the problems they were facing was in getting accommodation. Patil said that the UT Administration has some vacant flats which would be given to them for some time on temporary basis. He said that there was a wide scope in tourism, hospitality and transport areas and youth should be trained accordingly, so that they should be easily adjusted in these fields.
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