Two years on, Himayat 2016 trainees awaiting PPS funds

Srinagar: Despite the passage of two years, the authorities in the Himayat Centre Budgam has failed to provide Post Placement Support (PPS) funds to 10th batch trainees.

The 10th batch trainees complained that the authorities are yet to provide post placement support funds.

This batch was started in 2016 for a training period of 3 months, whose training was completed on 9th of August 2016.

Under this training cum placement programme, the trainees get Rs 1500/month for a period of 3 months as a traffic allowance (TA) fund and Rs 2000/month for a period of six months as post placement support (PPS).

However, the trainees said that they were suggested by the office authorities to submit their job salary slips to be eligible for getting their PPS funds. “Even after fulfilling their requirements and completion of our training, there has been an unnecessary delay in releasing our funds,” the trainees said.

“We approached the operational head Wajid Ali in this regard but unfortunately he isn’t responding to our pleas. Our batch consists of around 70 trainees but none among the trainees receive any funds so far,” Kifayet Hussain, a trainee said.

They have already started new batches at different centres who have been provided PPS at their right time, he said, adding that “we visited Himayat office budgam and regional centre Raj Bagh several times but they didn’t listen to our grievences, resulting in immense hardships to the trainees.”

“The complaint is genuine, but it is a government run scheme. We will release the PPS once we receive the funds from the government,” said Wajid Ali, Operational Head for Himayat Regional Centre Rajbagh.

“The project has already been completed in 2016, and our payments are pending from the centre government. We have informed the students and we are trying our best to release their funds. The PPS will be released as soon as the programme audit is completed,” said Francis, Himayat Head Jammu and Kashmir.



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