The Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir recently told his officers that they should work on the ground from the village to develop skills among the youth so that they can get self employment.
He said that in the two outreach programs held recently at the village and town levels, the government has already identified the youth to provide them with the right skills so that they get self employment.
He maintained that the LG administration has evolved a multi-pronged strategy to provide employment to the youth of J&K. He stressed on the need to skill every youngster in the UT so that gainful Self Employment avenues become a reality and youth become successful entrepreneurs with guidance and support from the government. He also elucidated that it is also the endeavour of the government to upskill youth in high value skills so that they are able to seize employment in any part of the globe.
He urged the educated youth to come forward for gaining rightful skills in the best of the skill institutes for earning their livelihood in a respectable manner. He observed that J&K has dozens of skill institutes including those of National repute like IIT, IIM, NIT and more than half a dozen Universities. He told them to utilize this opportunity for making themselves worthy enough to earn jobs of their choice. He made out that for the people with the right skill sets, there is no dearth of opportunities and their earnings.
The Principal Secretary, SDD, gave a detailed presentation on the strategy formulated by his department for skilling of youth. He threw light on various aspects and avenues where skilling of youth could fetch them better returns. He also set out the investment trends to be witnessed in the next 5 years and the scope of employment in different sectors in both the divisions of J&K.