CS FOR STRUCTURED IMPLEMENTATION OF YOUTH JOB PROG
Srinagar, Sep 26: Stressing on structured implementation of youth employment programme, Chief Secretary, Madhav Lal today called for creating wide awareness about the new scholarship scheme across the State being launched soon.
Chairing a meeting on operationalization of special scholarship scheme under Rangranjan Committee for J&K students, the Chief Secretary called for issuing advertisements in the right earnest to invite applications from the eligible students for availing benefits.
The scheme aims at facilitating education of states’ students in the colleges and universities outside State for which Central government will disburse scholarship to defray the expenses on account of their tuition fees and miscellaneous expenditure.
It was given out in the meeting that as many as 25,000 students from J&K will be facilitated in acquiring education outside J&K in a phased manner. To begin with 5000 youth will be brought under the ambit of the scholarship scheme during the first phase.
The complete modalities for systematic operationalization of the scheme are being worked out. Commissioner/Secretary, Higher Education will be nodal officer for implementing the new scheme.
The meeting also discussed special industrial initiatives and special empowerment and employment initiatives opened up for gainful employment opportunities for the States youth.
On ‘Himayat’- a 100 per cent Central assisted scheme, it was told that one lakh youth will be given training and subsequent placement over the next five years. Under the scheme initial entry level 3-month training for will be given by private sector companies/charitable organization/NGOs followed by placement in the private sector companies. An amount of Rs. 235 crore will be invested by the centre to fructify the programme. Several training centres in various districts of Jammu and Kashmir have already been started by the Ministry of Rural Development through its training –cum-placement partners-IL&FS and Don Bosco.
Additional Secretary Ministry of HRD, N K Sinha, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs K. Sikandan, Director Rural Development GOI, Preeti Nayar and other senior officers were present in the meeting.
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