Meet of Nodal officers of UDAAN held

SRINAGAR: A meet of Nodal officers of UDAAN was held at SKICC today under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary, Planning and Development, B.R. Sharma.

Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, R.K. Srivastava, Mission Director UDAAN, Jehangir Hashmi, Vice Chancellor Kashmir University, Prof. Talat Ahmad and Principals of all Degree Colleges who are Nodal Officers of UDAAN attended the meeting.

Under special initiative of Prime Minister National Skill Development Corporation and Union Ministry for Home in collaboration with corporate sector, the educated unemployed youth is being made able to earn thier livelihood with honour and dignity.

The speakers suggested various measures for ensuring implementation of UDAAN effective on ground level so that the benefit of the scheme reaches deep below grass root level of the society.

District Employment Officers who also attended the meeting were directed to work in unison with Nodal Officers for identifying interested youth at district level.

The meeting was further apprised that the objective of implementation of UDAAN is mainly to make educated graduate able to earn his livelihood at local as well as national and international level.

As many as 40000 youth has been made self reliant during last 5 years after providing them necessary training in Industrial Estates outside the state. The central government is providing liberal funding for the purpose and the apprentice were provided free boarding, lodging and financial assistance.

Nodal Officers of various colleges apprised the meeting about various problems confronting them in implementation of scheme and suggested measures for streamlining the implementation process of UDAAN.

Principal Secretary, B.R. Sharma while addressing the meeting assured that UDAAN scheme will be made more effective in J&K state to extend its benefits to educated unemployed youth.

Vice Chancellor, Kashmir University said that the youth of the state are not second to any state of the country and they have great potential to face new challenges of modern world.

Earlier, Mission Director UDAAN, Jehangir Hashmi asked the Nodal Officers to implement the scheme after keeping in view all the dimensions and needs of the youth, so that the educated youth get their choicest job outside the state. He said that efficient and trained educated youth is offered attractive job in mega industrial estates of the country, proving a great success of the scheme.

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