Rs 100,000 Cr is the estimated overall cost of the Digital India programme.
New Delhi: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday launched an interactive website aimed to facilitate job prospects for 40,000 youths from Jammu and Kashmir in a period of five years.
The website —www.nsdcindia.org/udaan — will be run by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). It will act as a platform to bring the unemployed youth of Jammu and Kashmir in touch with corporates seeking talented workforce.
Eight corporate houses, including HCL, Wipro BPO and Future Group, also signed an agreement with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) in the presence of Chidambaram, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council Chairman C Rangarajan who headed the expert group to formulate a job plan in this regard.
Speaking on the occasion the Union Home Secretary RK Singh said that the website has been created with three objectives - to enable a greater number of J&K youth to view and register easily for the training and employment opportunities under Udaan, to allow partner corporates to reach out to a larger talent pool in J&K and effectively shortlist candidates for their projects and to assist NSDC in effectively monitoring the implementation of Udaan projects by partner corporates.
The new website has been especially designed by NSDC where candidates can get complete information and register themselves on line.
The Scheme being implemented by NSDC and the corporate sector in PPP mode covers graduates, post graduates and professional degree holders.
As per the Scheme, the identified companies will screen and select students from the State. The duration, place and nature of training will be decided by the company after considering the profile of the candidates and their skill gap. After completion of the training, the company will take necessary measures for placement of the trainees in association with NSDC.
Government of India will bear the expenditure on travel from J&K to training destination, boarding & lodging, stipend and placement fee in respect of trainees. Corporate will bear the cost of training.
In case the trainee is employed by the same corporate for minimum one year, 50% of the training cost or Rs 62,500 whichever is less will be reimbursed to the corporate. The total budget of the Scheme is Rs 1000 crore in five years.