‘Udaan’ fails to take off yet again

Twenty five students who joined a national company under the Udaan flagship progamme were duped by a New Delhi based security services company.

The students alleged that they are being told to vacate the hostel despite completing all the formalities required.

“We were promised a job after completing six months on-the-job-training (OJT). We completed the OJT and now they are saying that the jobs can’t be provided,” Javaid Ahmad, a job aspirant said.

NISA GLOBAL, which specializes in Security Services is a registered company on the Udaan website.

“This is to inform you that since you have not completed the mandatory OJT, you have been discontinued from training and hence will not be eligible for any placement assistance by NISA Industrial Agency Pvt Ltd,” an official email written to the students on Monday, said.

“We joined the training on January 20, 2017 and completed it on 20 July, 2017, but few in the management are not ready to evaluate our performance,” Javaid said.

According to the National Skill Development Corporation, which implements the Udaan scheme says that at the end of the training, candidates are assessed based on their training for a job position. However, the candidates alleged that they were asked to leave after the training period of six months was completed.

The students alleged that they are not even provided the Industrial Qualification Certificate, which is mandatory after the completion of OJT period.

However, several requests to speak to the officials at the NISA Industrial Agency were denied to this reporter. The officials could not be contacted after repeated attempts.

Meanwhile, Udaan scheme which was introduced six years ago by New Delhi to provide Kashmiri youth with professional training and jobs has been under severe criticism for not being able to deliver what it was supposed to.

According to a report by a leading national daily fewer than 10,000 people, or just over 10% of the target, were employed through a scheme riddled with corruption.

Pertinently, the Home ministry has spend almost 246 crore on private companies to cover accommodation, food and travel expanses of the candidates.



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