GoI scheme to ready 1.4 lakh Kashmiris for jobs

GoI scheme to ready 1.4 lakh Kashmiris for jobs

NEW DELHI: The Indian government is planning to provide employment opportunities to 1.40 lakh young men in the state through various means, including skill development training and jobs in police and paramilitary forces. Official sources told New Delhi-based NDTV that the plan is to give jobs to 1 lakh young men, who are mostly under-graduates, under a centrally sponsored scheme called Himayat in the next five years.
The young men will be provided short-term training for at least three months, in a range of skills for which there is good market demand.
At the end of the training, the young men will be assured of a job and there will be a one-year post-placement tracking to see how they are faring.
Sources told NDTV that 60,000 young men were already being given training under Himayat.
Another programme called Udaan was launched in 2013 to provide skill development training to 40,000 young men, mostly graduate and post graduate, of Jammu and Kashmir over a period of five years.
Sources told NDTV that under Udaan, so far 21,000 young men were given training and many of them have got jobs in corporate sectors. The central government is also in the process of recruiting 5,000 young men in five newly created India Reserve battalions in Jammu and Kashmir. 60 per cent recruits of the IR battalions will be taken from border districts of the state.
Another 1,300 young men will be hired from the state by different paramilitary forces in next six months. Besides, 10,000 special police officers will also be recruited by the Jammu and Kashmir Police in next one year, sources told NDTV.

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