Unemployment at all time high in J&K: Sagar

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Thursday alleged that government has miserably failed to tackle the burgeoning unemployment in Jammu and Kashmir—saying the bravado created by the government on job extravaganza in J&K has turned out to be mere jugglery of words.

While interacting with scores of unemployed youth at party head quarters Nawa-e-Subha in Srinagar, General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar said that unemployment is at all time high in J&K and the government on its part is clueless. While ruing the failure of the government to tackle with the increasing unemployment rate in J&K, Sagar said, “Not to talk about the special employment drives, the government has failed to ensure a swift recruitment process in government sector, the entire process is marred by ineffectiveness,” he said.

“Besides ensuring swift recruitment in PSCs and SSB, special employment drives were conducted during the Omar Abdullah led government. It included various youth oriented schemes which gave a boost to entrepreneurship in J&K. Various flag ship schemes were introduced to ensure spaces to youth of J&K to pursue their vocation. Such measures had reprieved young educated youth from anxiety and stress. In addition to that various skills development initiatives were launched to enhance the employability of our youth,” he said.