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Website for unemployed J&K youths launched

It will act as a platform to bring the unemployed youths of the state in touch with corporates seeking talented workforce

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.  
 —iGovernment Bureau

J&K Government is not truthful to the cause

It is good venture but very few people in JK know about this. Will NSDC make public how many beneficiaries have been there over last one year.

How can Omar Abdullah expect the Private sector to take in and pay the unemployed JK youth with honor when the Government has on its own started exploiting the about 5 Lac educated unemployed youth by introducing with effect from November 2011 a new recruitment policy where in for first five years the appointee would be paid on the overall just about 25% of the total cash benefits otherwise due in the appointed pay scale??

Imagine one doing a job to its full requirements by being paid just Rs.7000 as against Rs,27000 per month and that too by Government and not the private employer.

Similarly J&K Government has not out rightly dismissed the demands for increasing the retirement age from 58 yr to 60 years instead Congress Party has supported it. When J&K has so many unemployed educated youth worth one with Phd degree applying for the job of a school teacher or even M.Sc applying for a peon post, Congress wants to increase retirement age to 60 yrs, rather need is to reduce the retirement age to 50 or 55 years max. There after a summary review could be conducted , those keeping fit health undoubtful skill and integrity could be given contractual extensions in slabs of two years even upto till 65 yrs.

Daya Sagar

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