Ranchi: Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said the Skill Development Department will create as many as 20 lakh jobs by 2022. He said every necessary step should be taken in this direction.
Presiding over the 2nd meeting of Jharkhand Skill Development Mission Society at Project Building, Das said that on the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand, 25,000 youths will be given appointment letter.
“The main programme will take place in Ranchi. I will also participate in the event. At Ranchi, youths of Kolhan Division will be given appointment letters. Similar programmes would be held at other divisional headquarters including Hazaribag, Dumka and Medininagar where ministers in-charge will distribute the appointment letters,” said the CM.
Das said that many opportunities have been created in the state health department. Japan needs 1 lakh skilled people and we can skill the youths to avail the opportunity, he said.
The CM said that big malls, schools and hospitals are coming up in the state on a large scale. Hence training should be given to youths keeping this in view. If needed, a state level policy should be made and followed by all departments, he said.
Das said that in the Shahid Grams (martyr’s villages) of the state, no one should remain unemployed. Officers should send teams to these villages for making a list of unemployed youths who will be trained as per their interest and employed by conducting job fairs in Shahid Villages.
Das said that children of 6.5 lakh building construction workers should be connected with education. “Education is necessary to remove poverty. Children of poor people should be enrolled with schools and the grown-ups should be given skill training. The government will pay the fees and provide them uniforms. The help of Shramik Mitras should be taken in this task,” he said.
Das directed the state authorities concerned to increase pension of building construction workers from Rs 750 to Rs 1,000. He said that under the Tejeshwini scheme, girls of the age group 14-24 years will be skilled and made employable. Tribal and scheduled caste girls should be trained especially. At least 100 unemployed from each Panchayat should be selected and uploaded on website. The employer should be talked to employ the youths, he said.
Higher Education and Skill Development Department Secretary Ajay Kumar Singh said that out of the 71,400 youths skilled this year, 14,618 have been employed by different institutions and many others have been connected with employment. They have been provided loan from MUDRA and PMEGP.