Overseas Corp told to facilitate jobs abroad for JK youth
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, June 25: Minister for Labour and Employment, Abdul Gani Malik today asked the J&K State Overseas Employment Corporation Limited (JKSOECL) to promote overseas employment for job seekers in Jammu and Kashmir.
The minister asked the corporation to provide counselling to the youth and work for their capacity building, skill upgradation and certification as per the requirement of overseas employers.
He also directed for providing pre-departure services and assisting the job seekers in various emigration procedures, after considering the job market demands in overseas markets and foreign countries.
The minister was addressing the performance review meeting of JKSOECL here today.
Commissioner Secretary, Labour and Employment, Yedullah, General Manager Marketing, JKSOECL Rashid Ahmed Qadri, among others were present in the meeting, an official statement said.
It said the meeting reviewed “action taken regarding the decision taken in 2nd board meeting held at Jammu on 30-03-2012.”
“Besides, the meeting deliberated on the validation of proposed logo, vision and mission statements and proposed strategies to be adopted by JKSOECL.”
The meeting reviewed progress regarding establishment of MRC at Srinagar and proposed recruitment of skilled workforce by the foreign employers from Gulf.
Speaking about vision of JKSOECL, the Minister said that J&K is a preferred destination for recruitment by overseas employers and every effort should be made to spread awareness among youth about the situations available in overseas for providing them dignified and honourable job opportunities.
He said the job seeks of the state can be facilitated by providing them employment opportunities outside the country by enhancing their employability while improving their technical interpersonal and communication skills as they need assistance in emigration procedures and process.
Yedullah informed the meeting that the marketing strategies to be adopted include sensitisation and awareness about JKSOECL service by organising awareness campaigns at district and Tehsil level.
Stressing for providing awareness through press and electronic media, the Commissioner said that the department shall hold radio and talk shows for the job aspirants in the state.
Pertinently, Greater Kashmir recently carried a news story based on disclosures made on an application under RTI Act.
It was revealed in response to the application that not a single person has been recruited through J&K State Overseas Employment Corporation Limited, a government agency tasked to facilitate recruitment of state youth outside J&K and abroad.
In reply to an RTI application, the corporation had revealed that in all 1983 persons in the state have registered themselves with it so far. “However, no person has been recruited through the agency till date.”
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