Mission Youth to establish BPO, Youth Centre, Skills Institute at Pulwama: Shahid Choudhary
Projects to benefit more than 10,000 youth
PULWAMA: Chief Executive Officer Mission Youth J&K, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, along with Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama finalised the modalities for establishment of various youth-centric projects aimed at skill development, employment, recreation and career counselling among other initiatives. These proposed projects are aimed at benefitted more than 10,000 youth in the district
J&K Mission Youth in collaboration with District Administration, Pulwama has proposed to set up a 200 seater Rural BPO/ Call Centre at Pulwama along with a state of the art BPO Training Centre. The project will provide employment to more than 600 youth and also served as centre of excellence for training of youth in BPO sector with focus on IT/ITES Service. Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Baseer Choudhary briefed about the site earmarked for setting up the prestigious project which will serve as a hub of IT services.
District Administration, Pulwama has also earmarked land measuring 25 Kanal for establishment of District Youth Centre to be established by Mission Youth in coordination with Mission Youth J&K. CEO Mission Youth and DC Pulwama inspected the site for establishment of District Youth Centre which will have a host of amenities for youth including library, digital library, auditorium, career counselling centre, sports halls and other infrastructure apart from drug de-addiction centre.
A District Skill Development Centre is also proposed to be established at District Headquarters Pulwama which will serve as dedicated centre for skill development training centres under various schemes of Govt of India, J&K Govt and various partner organisations. It will also provide the students with the details about scholarship and fellowship opportunities apart from skill development opportunities.
CEO Mission Youth J&K chaired a meeting of officers to discuss the modalities for establishment of Rural BPO/ Call Centre, District Youth Centre and District Skill Development Centre. Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Baseer Choudhary briefed about the site earmarked for the BPO establishment, competitive process to be coordinated for selection of executing agency and effective efforts for completion of project in a set timeline. He said that proposed project will be executed involving a team of dedicated officers.
Dr Shahid while discussing the modalities of establishment of Rural BPO dwelled on the key components infrastructure, dedicated internet service, software, IT equipment and other components of BPO. He discussed the roadmap for training for more than 5000 youth of Pulwama in BPO sector in Phase-I and providing opportunities for their placement in different companies. He also shared the vision of Lt Governor Manoj Sinha, who heads the Mission Youth governing body, about the constructive engagement of youth and providing platform for their aspirations for which all the stakeholders need to work in close coordination. He called for planning to be youth-centric with their active involvement at every stage.
DC Pulwama briefed about the earmarked places for establishment of three proposed projects in the district and also assured all efforts for youth engagement, their skill development and providing job opportunities. He said that active coordination of District Administration and Mission Youth will yield results in a time-bound manner.
CEO Mission Youth appreciated the proactive efforts of Deputy Commissioner Pulwama and district administration for establishment of these proposed projects. A committee of officers has been constituted to jointly work with consultants for formulation of DPRs of these projects.
SSP Awantipora Mohammad Yousif, Additional Deputy Commissioners Pulwama, Awantipora and Tral, Executive Engineer R&B, Chief Planning Officer, Pulwama, District Statistical and Evaluation officer, Deputy Director Employment, District Youth services and Sports officers besides other concerned attended the meeting.