‘Become job providers instead of hankering for government jobs’
BUDGAM: Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jammu and Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board (JKKVIB), Srinagar Muzaffar Allaqaband on Tuesday urged the unemployed youth of SC-ST community to “become job providers instead of hankering for government jobs” and stressed “the community members must come forward and avail the benefits of various schemes under JKKVIB for their economic upliftment”.
JKKVIB, Srinagar organised a district-level awareness camp under National Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Hub (NSSH) scheme here at Townhall Chrar-e-Sharief.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Muzaffar Allaqaband was the chief guest on the occasion.
While giving details about the scheme, Deputy CEO Muzaffar Allaqaband said that NSSH is an initiative of the Government of India (GoI) to develop a supportive ecosystem to focus on the growth of SC-ST Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), an official handout read.
He said “GoI has formulated Public Procurement Policy for MSMEs in 2012, which states that 20 percent of total procurement of goods and services by central ministries, departments, and public sector undertakings shall be made from MSMEs and four percent of such procurement shall be made from MSME owned by SC-ST entrepreneurs.”
The meeting revealed that there are over 23000 Scheduled Tribe and 300 Scheduled Caste population in Charar-i-Sharief.
Allaqaband said that for the implementation of this scheme in Jammu and Kashmir, Khadi and Village Industries Board was organising workshops, awareness programmes, skill development programmes and other mass mobilisation programs, the handout added.