The Fact News Service
Patiala, September 9
In order to benefit the wards of Construction Workers Registered with Construction Workers’ Welfare Board, Punjab, the new job oriented scheme ‘Mera Kam, Mera Maan’, launched by the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh at the online inauguration of Mega Job Fairs on Thursday, would impart skill training to 80 candidates in Patiala District, in it’s first phase.
These trainees will get financial assistance of Rs. 2500 per month while free books, uniforms, accommodation and hostel facility have been started. Among the beneficiaries, Mehakdeep Singh of village Saholi and Suman of Khera Gajju, expressed happiness over getting admission in vocational courses under Skill Development Mission. Both thanked the state government for providing the training opportunity that would be beneficial for employment.
Mehakdeep Singh and Miss Suman, who were pursuing Warehouse Packer course at SETPA Infotech Pvt. Ltd. Skill Development Institute, Ramnagar near Rajpura, said that they belonged to the construction workers’ family and Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s decision of providing skill training with financial assistance would prove a boon for them and other children like them. They added that after completion of the courses, they would also be provided with placement opportunity, besides financial assistance of Rs 2500 per month for a period of 12 months and it would be helpful in shaping their secure future.
Both the candidates were part of the online foundation stone ceremony of C-Pyte Center Asal-Utaar in Tarn Taran, inauguration of the 7th Job Fair, free online coaching for government recruitment exams and launching of ‘Mera Kaam Mera Mann’ scheme at the local Mini Secretariat.
PRTC Chairman KK Sharma who was also present on the occasion, said that the Ghar Ghar Rozgar Mission started by the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has provided a reliable platform for the youth of the state for government and private jobs and for the recruitment of manpower in the industries of Punjab and other states which has yielded constructive outcome.
Sachin Sharma, Chairman, Punjab Gau Sewa Commission said that the Chief Minister has given a new lease of life to the Department of Employment Generation, Skill Development and Training and paved the way for employment in the state by putting consorted efforts. District Congress President KK Malhotra said that this successful model of employment generation by the Punjab government has been replicated in other states too.
Deputy Commissioner Kumar Amit said that 80 wards of construction workers have been admitted in various vocational courses such as warehouse packer, cooking, debt collection agent, billing executive, general duty assistant, electrician and retail team leader in the district. Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Dr Preeti Yadav said that the Punjab government would provide financial assistance of Rs 2500 for one year to such candidates. She said that Deen Dayal Upadhyay Rural Skill Development Scheme has also been successfully implemented by the Punjab Government.
Mrs Bimala Sharma, Senior Vice Chairperson, Punjab Women Commission, Bahadur Khan, Member, Punjab Minorities Commission, KK Sehgal, Senior Vice Chairman, Punjab Large Industry Wealfare Board, Jasveer Inder Singh Dhindsa, Chairman, District Grievance Redressal Committee, Additional Deputy Commissioner (G) Pooja Grewal, Assistant Commissioner (G) Jasleen Kaur Bhullar, Deputy Director Employment Anurag Gupta, District Employment Officer Simpi Singla, Youth Congress (Urban Constituency) President Anuj Khosla and Punjab Skill Development Mission’s District Coordinator Gagandeep Kaur were present.