Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Abdul Haq today chaired a meeting of Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) under Himayat scheme to review the progress and implementation of the scheme.
The meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary RDD, Nirmal Sharma, Mission Director JKSRLM Bakshi Javid, Regional representative North from DDU-GKY GoI Mr Murtaza, representatives of three champion employers – Apollo Medskills Limited, Manpower Group Services India Pvt Ltd and Surya Wires Pvt Ltd.
Abdul Haq reviewed the progress and the proper implementation of Himayat by the implementing agencies and received the feedback from the officers and the recruiting agencies regarding the implementation of the scheme.
On the occasion Minister said around three projects have been sanctioned by JKSRLM and first installment is released to the project implementing agencies Surya, Apollo and Manpower for the mobilization of candidates which is under progress.
He said First batch of trainings will commence by the end of June 2017 in different training centres located at Bangalore, Raipur, Jammu and 9751 candidates are to be covered in the present round of four project applications.
The Minister, while addressing the gathering, shared the vision and mission of the Government for raising skilled manpower under various skill development programmes. He asked the PIAs to come forward and share their responsibility of helping the youth to prove their worth in the field of their choice as they just need a hand holding to show their talent.
Abdul Haq said Himayat is a skill development cum placement programme for unemployed youth in J&K under the umbrella of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gramin Koushalaya Yojna (DDU-GKY), Union Ministry of Rural Development with focus on sustainable employment for rural poor youth and JKSRLM has been entrusted with the job of training and placing over 1.24 lakh candidates with financial allocation of Rs. 1601.51 crore for a period of 3 years.
He said it is a challenge before the state government to train the youth of the state in various skills so that they are able to earn their livelihood. He hoped that the initiatives taken by the state government with the support of the ministry of Rural Development GOI would yield desired results within shortest period of time. He said the training of selected youth will be rolled out as early as possible by the end of June, 2017.
Representatives of proposed champion employers which has been recommended by NIRD and PR and one non champion employer for sanction by SLPRC, Orion Edutech Pvt. Ltd., Team lease services Ltd. ICA Educ, Skills Pvt. Ltd. were also present in the meeting. In addition, the meeting was attended by PIAs eligible for additional targets in terms of the notification No 17/2017 for better performing PIAs.