Better job prospects and bright future for youths in Himachal

The State Government with utmost seriousness and sincerity believes that there can be no security and development without jobs and has accordingly initiated many employment and self-employment ventures for the youth of the State…

The State Government with utmost seriousness and sincerity believes that there can be no security and development without jobs and has accordingly initiated many employment and self-employment ventures for the youth of the State. The education system is being aligned with the employment requisites to enable youth get more job opportunities and special drive is being given for up gradation of their skills to match up to the global standards.

The State Government has spent over Rs 60 crore in last three years on various skill development initiatives. In this period 33,640 jobs were created in the Government sector whereas 1,32,066 unemployed youths were provided jobs in the private sector. The services of 13,205 daily wagers have been regularized in the department of I&PH and PWD. The State Government has decided to fill three percent posts in the HP Administrative Services from the handicapped category. Besides wards of freedom fighters are being given two percent reservation in Government jobs and free seats have been reserved for them in MBBS, BDS and BAMS courses.

The State Government sanctioned creation and filling up of more than 19,000 posts of various categories of teachers. Out of which 10,000 have already been filled. More than 400 allopathic doctors and a number of specialists have been appointed during last two years and posted in far flung areas of the State. The recruitment process to fill 200 posts of ayurvedic doctors is underway.

The Government plans to set up a Hydro Power Project Training institute to impart training to the youth in hydropower generation by forming cooperatives for execution of mini power projects. The Government has decided to give preference to Himachali youth in the allotment of hydel projects of up to 5 MW capacity. With the State forging ahead on the path of rapid industrialization, the State Government has strictly been enforcing the condition of providing at least 70 % employment to Himachali youths in all industrial and other projects. Patanjali Yog Peeth, which is being established in Solan district at a cost of Rs 50 crore will provide employment to about 1,000 locals.

Information and Communication Technology has the potential of being leveraged for transforming rural areas. A large number of pilot projects have been experimented in different parts of State. Local youths in very Panchayat are being encouraged to set up Lokmitra Kendras which will generate self employment avenues. Likewise an Information Technology Park is being set up near Waknaghat in Solan district at a cost of Rs 400 crore, which will provide employment to about 25,000 persons. A Biotechnological Park set up at Aduwal near Nalagarh at a cost of Rs 200 crore will provide jobs to around 500 persons.

Since more than 90% of the States population lives in villages, focus on rural micro, small and medium enterprises, which are employment intensive in nature is being given. These self-employment ventures are generating employment for the local population and providing boost to economy. Under Himachal Gramin Sadak Parivahan Yojna, local youths are being given permits to ply vehicles on uneconomical rural routes where HRTC buses incurred losses. The efforts of the State Government in effective implementation of MNREGA have been appreciated at the national level too. Under the scheme, every job card holder is being provided minimum 100 days employment in a year and so far more than 9.4 lakh families have been covered under the scheme.

For effective implementation of various policies and programmes at the grass root level; 1,081 gram rozgar sewaks, 92 computer operators, 847 technical assistants and 42 Junior engineers have been appointed while 40 additional posts of junior engineers, 35 junior accountants and 12 posts of computer operators have been created and the process to fill these is underway. Three India Reserve Battalions sanctioned for the State would provide employment to around 3,000 persons. Similarly, an ITBP battalion will be established in district Una and a BSF battalion and Disaster Management battalion have also been sanctioned for the State.

The earnest efforts of the State Government will go a long way in realizing the motto of Self- employment, Self- reliance and Self- respect.

Issued by:
Information & Public Relations,
Himachal Pradesh, Shimla-171002

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