Job chances to one crore youth by 2020

  • Dattatreya opens Job Mela, stresses skills development

Hyderabad: The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour & Employment Bandaru Dattatreya inaugurated a two-day Job Mela – 2017 at Keys High School, Secunderabad on Saturday. The Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India, has organised the event for the unemployed youth.

While delivering the inaugural address, Dattatreya said that about 150 companies are conducting interviews at the Mela. Youth should develop language and technical skills through skill development programmes, he said and added the Union government set a target of creating employment opportunities for one crore Indian youth by 2020 through a skill development initiative scheme known as Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY).

The Union government has taken several initiatives and going to establish skill development centers across the country with an amount of Rs. 12,000 crores.   Dattatreya opined that by the year 2020 all the countries in the world, especially Germany, Japan, China, America, will face the problem of Lack of manpower. But India will be the only country with huge. The Indian youth should be ready to grab the opportunities by improving their skills up to the international standards in all areas of advanced technologies.

Dattatreya said that the Union Government has decided to open 100 Driver Training Institutes across the country and one of the institutes will be set up in Hyderabad soon. He also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated Skill Drivers’ Training Institute at Kanpur, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has plans to open one Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) in each district of the country to create growth opportunities for the youth locally.

Dattatreya further said that the Union government has already sanctioned Rs 170 crores for skill development centers in the Telangana State. More than 1.9 lakh Telangana youth are being trained. Another Rs. 322 crores will be sanctioned soon for the people.   Dattatreya advised the job seekers that they should register on National Career Service Portal (NCS) for getting employment where a common platform both for employee and employer is. The minister said 3.67 crore people and 15 lakh companies have already registered across the country.

Dattatreya also said that to increase employment avenues for the job seekers, The Ministry of Labour and Employment is establishing Model Career Centers (MCC) across the country. There are 950 Employment Exchanges; of these 100 will be developed as Model Career centers at a cost of Rs. 350 crores. They are a step above the employment exchanges. The candidates will be provided with counseling and assessment, soft skills training, technical upskilling and placement.  These training programmes will help the candidates in securing right career choice as per their aptitudes. It will also provide an opportunity in bridging the skills requirement by the industry with the workforce available. Dattatreya said that 240 Job Melas had been organized across the country so far. More than 86,000 job aspirants attended and 45,500 have secured placements. The minister also said that these Job Melas will also be conducted in various parts of Telangana State.  

Former MLC K Dileep Kumar said that in the current Job Mela different companies were conducting interviews and the selected candidadtes would get letters of offer on Sunday. –NSS

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