Where 3000 docs, 6000 engineers are jobless: Official figures
IT HAPPENS IN JK ONLY
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Srinagar, Oct 5: Over 45,000 professionals, including 2,772 doctors and 5,999 engineers, are unemployed in Jammu and Kashmir, the state government said today.
"A total of 44,262 professionals, including 2,772 doctors, 5,999 engineers and 19,172 technocrats are unemployed," Labour and employment minister Abdul Gani Malik said in a written reply in the Legislative Assembly here.
He said there are 1,522 doctors, 3,125 engineers, 10,621 technocrats and 10,598 skilled youth who were unemployed in 12 districts of Kashmir division.
In the ten districts of Jammu region, the number of unemployed doctors stand at 1250, engineers (2874), technocrats (8551) and other skilled (6723), Malik said.
A total of 33,694 vacancies, both gazetted and non- gazetted, are lying vacant in various state departments since 2007, he said, adding these posts have been referred to PSC and Service Selection and Recruitment Board.
The state government has also launched Sher-i-Kashmir Employment Welfare Programme for Youth (SKEWPY) last year to provide job opportunities to educated unemployed youth in addition to various existing schemes, he added.
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