In order to prepare the new generation for self employment, the government of Jammu and Kashmir has taken a number of steps to impart skill training with them. The skill development will help them for self employment as they can stand on their own and will get financial support. Recently the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir said that skilling of youth is key to deal with unemployment here. He asked youth to come forward to seek skills for self employment to earn their livelihood and not wait for government jobs. He remarked that the skilling of youth in relevant trades is the key to tide over the problem of unemployment in J&K.
He was speaking in a meeting to discuss the ways and means of skilling and capacity building of youth with the stakeholders.
The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary, Skill Development Department (SDD); Commissioner Secretary, RDD; Director IIM, Jammu; Deputy Commissioners; MD, NRLM; Director, SDD; representatives from Banks and other concerned officers. He impressed upon the officers to map skill gap in districts as per employment potential and expected areas of investment. He asked them to impart skills to every youth as par aptitude and willingness. He called for imparting skills that are relevant in the market and help the person in gainful employment.
He issued instructions for making a robust mechanism to skill those youth identified during the recently held outreach programmes of ‘Back to Village’ and ‘My Town My Pride’. He stressed on providing right skills to these youth identified from Panchayats and Local Bodies so that they happen to be an inspiration for others. He reiterated that investments worth around Rs 60000 crores are coming to UT in next few years under Single Window System and it would open doors for thousands of youth to gain employment.