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Employment Plan to spur entrepreneurship, align youth with self-employment goals: DC

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Srinagar: In order to evaluate the skill gaps and formulate a District Employment Plan to provide self-employment to the educated youth of the district, a meeting of officers was held under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad here on Saturday at Meeting Hall of DC Office Complex.

Chief Planning Officer, Principal Government Polytechnic College Gogji Bagh, Principal Women’s Polytechnic Bemina, Assistant Director Handicrafts, Assistant Director Fisheries, officers of Animal husbandry, Sheep Husbandry, Industries and other concerned officers were present in the meeting.

According to an official press release, the meeting discussed the various aspects related to devising a comprehensive District Employment Plan to enhance employment and employability to provide opportunities for skilled human resources to earn a sustainable livelihood.  

On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner directed the concerned officers to work on the identification of the new trades to be incorporated into existing courses at polytechnic and ITI levels to enhance the self-employment opportunities in the District.

The DC also stressed on working out a mechanism for upgrading the skill sets at ITI and Poly-technique levels by introducing the latest Information Technology courses as per current market needs so that maximum local youth are provided self-employment.

The DC said an IT innovation Team will be formulated in the District to meet the requirements related to IT-enabled interventions as day-to-day governance is switching over to Information Technology based services.  

The DC directed the concerned departments to work in unison to synergise the efforts to spur entrepreneurship and effective outcomes regarding self-employment and employability in the District.

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