The Fact News Service
Jalandhar, September 9
Further giving impetus to the employment generation drive in the district, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori on Thursday inaugurated the seventh Mega Rozgaar Mela besides launching the Mera Kaam –Mera Maan program to develop the skills of unemployed youth. While free online coaching camp for various government competitive examinations was also kick-started.
The Deputy Commissioner envisioned that mega rozgaar melas have been opening new vistas of employment for the youth of the district.
He said that this is the most ambitious initiative of the state government led by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to provide jobs to every household under Ghar Ghar Rozgar Yojna.
He said that the companies would select these students as per their needs in due course of time with proper transparency. He added that the job melas would serve two purposes of providing jobs to needy youth of district on one hand and providing skilled manpower to cope up with the needs of local industry on the other.
Deputy Commissioner also launched the Mera Kaam –Mera Maan program to enhance the skills of the unemployed youth and free online coaching for government examinations for the youths.
He said that under the scheme, an employment allowance of Rs 2500 per month for a period of 12 months would be given to the trainees from the start of the training course under the short-term skill training programmes in the Punjab Skill Development Mission training centres.
The allowance would be given during the training period and the registered construction workers must contact the District Bureau of Employment and Enterprise (DBEE) to get the benefit of the scheme, he added.
The DC said that free-of-cost online coaching to thousands of unemployed youths for the various competitive exams including Subordinate Service Selection Board (SSSB), Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC), Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Police, Railway Board, Probationary Officers Exam and others would be provided by the state government. He also asserted that this would improve the employability of youths and fulfil their dreams of getting government jobs.
The Deputy Commissioner urged the eligible candidates to come forward and enroll themselves for these free-of-cost online classes.