Tourism degree holders demand job policy

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ARIF RASHID

SRINAGAR: All Jammu and Kashmir unemployed tourism professional Association on Saturday held a protest demonstration here in press enclave Srinagar demanding framing of a Rehbar-e-Sayahat policy for them.
The protesters holding banners and placards assembled at press colony, some of the placards read, ” tourism is the backbone of J&K, professionals are still jobless”, ” implement Rehbar- E- Sahayat Scheme”, “Justice delayed is justice denied” and “We want Justice”.
President AJUTPA Khursheed Ahmad Wani said, “We are almost 300 to 400 unemployed youth with degrees ranging from diplomas to PhDs in tourism studies,”.
He said the association had first put a proposal for the Rehbar-e-Sayahat recruitment policy before the then PDP-Congress government in 2008.
The AJUTPA president said the government should implement a policy on the pattern of the Rehbar-e-Taleem scheme to absorb the unemployed tourism professionals.
“Tourism is considered as the backbone of state’s economy. By engaging candidates under Rehbar-e-Sayahat, the experience and expertise of tourism professionals will take state’s economy to new heights,” Wani said.

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