The Jammu and Kashmir government has signed MoUs worth Rs 120.99 crore with three leading Mega Employing Agencies for skilling the youth of the state and their subsequent job placements within the country.
“The state government, through State Rural Livelihoods Mission (SRLM), signed MoUs with Apollo Medskills, Surya Wires Ltd and Manpower Group Services India Ltd for skilling the youth of J&K and their subsequent job placements within the country,” officials said here today.
They said the MoUs were signed for Himayat Scheme under the aegis of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY), Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India.
“Under the scheme, companies will train and place 9200 youth in Healthcare, IT, BPO, Banking and Iron Steel sectors,” they said.
“At the MoU signing ceremony, Secretary, Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Kifayat Hussain Rizvi, said that the youth of the state are talented enough but need a handholding to show their worth,” they added.
After signing the MoU, Dr G N Qasba – Mission Director JKSRLM /CEO – Himayat informed that the program is aimed at skilling 6 lakh J&K youth for assured employment within the country.
The MoU was signed at J&K House New Delhi in presence of Anil Subramaniam, Director, Rural Skills Division, DDUGKY, GOI, K K Siddha, Additional Secretary, Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Govt of J&K, Murtaza Hussain, Regional Representative – North, DDU-GKY, GOI, Adil Ashraf and Mohammad Amin JKSRLM yesterday.