IEP Chandigarh September 9
Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that providing new employment opportunities to the youth of the state through job fairs is a testament of the government’s commitment. This year also 200 job fairs will be organized.
Today, under the ‘CM ki vishesh Charcha’ programme, the Chief Minister directly interacted with the youth who got employment in job fairs through audio conference from Delhi. Wishing the youth a bright future, he said that since January 2019 till now, 1,450 job fairs have been organized in the state and employment assistance has been provided to 31,217 youth. Apart from this, appointment letters for employment are also handed over to youth in these fairs. These appointment letters are also a step towards advancement in life and serve as testament of their competence.
The Chief Minister said that self-reliance and self-respect are two important pillars for the upliftment and welfare of the youth. Till now, 1.14 lakh government jobs have been provided and 56 thousand more jobs will be provided to the youth. In this way, the present government will do the work of providing 1.70 lakh jobs. Apart from this, strenuous efforts will be made to ensure employment to 2 lakh youth.
The government transformed the jobs into Mission Merit in order to safeguard the youth’s self-respect, and it has bolstered their morale by offering them more than one lakh government jobs that are provided purely on the basis of merit with complete transparency. Apart from this, benefits have also been provided under various schemes to establish employment and self-employment options in the private sector.
The Chief Minister said that to save the youth from multiple applications and fees, provision has been made for single registration facility and common eligibility test for competitive examination. He said that under the Chief Minister Antyodaya Parivar Utthan Yojana, youth from families with annual income of less than Rs. 1 lakh have been ensured employment through Haryana Rozgar Kaushal Nigam on the basis of merit.
The Chief Minister said that the youth of those families in which no member is in government jobs are being given priority of 5 additional marks in the recruitment of contractual employees through Haryana Kaushal Rozgar Nigam. He said that jobs in the government sector are limited. In such a situation, it is not possible to provide jobs to 100 percent youth. Therefore, the government has taken the initiative to empower the youth by providing them skill training and quality education so that they become job providers instead of job seekers.
The Chief Minister said as per the vision of Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi, Yuva Shakti is the driving force of India’s journey. The next 25 years are important for building the nation. Yuva Shakti’s dreams decide India’s direction. CM said that only with the power of skill development of youth, India can achieve the goal of becoming the third largest economy in the world.
The Chief Minister said that the target is to provide skill training for National Skill Qualification to 2 lakh unemployed youth in the year 2023-24. For this, specific training and courses are being run through Haryana Kaushal Rozgar Nigam. He said that our focus is on youth empowerment and entrepreneurship by bringing a “new emphasis on skilling for employment” through the Haryana skill development mission.
He informed that under the Haryana Skill Development Mission, more than 80 thousand youth have been provided skills in order to make them self reliant. Shri Vishwakarma Skill University has also been established to impart training and industrial oriented education among youth.
The Chief Minister said that Haryana is the first state in the country, where educated unemployed youth are being given 100 hours of honorarium every month under the Saksham Yuva Yojana. Under this scheme, honorary work was provided to about 4 lakh youth. At present, industries need such youth who can meet the demands of the industries according to the latest technology. For this, through apprenticeship, students are being made skilled as per the demand of the industry. The government has paid special attention to apprenticeship training in the state and on a per lakh population basis, the maximum number of apprentices have been placed in the state of Haryana in the entire country.
The Chief Minister said that Foreign Cooperation Department has been created to provide education and employment opportunities to the youth looking for employment in overseas countries. Passports of students are being made free of cost at the college level for youth seeking employment abroad. Mistry Haryana portal and app has been designed specially to provide employment opportunities to technicians, plumbers, masons and electricians etc.