December 2019 News

Youths Look For Jobs In Islamic Countries

22 December 2019
The Tribune


Srinagar: In the wake of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the Jammu and Kashmir Government has asked its officials to empanel prospective recruiters for youths in various countries, especially Muslim majority Gulf and Middle East. Director Employment, who is also ex-officio Managing Director, Overseas Employment Corporation of J&K, has been asked to review its role as an agency to empanel prospective recruiters for eligible youths of J&K in various countries, especially Gulf and Middle East. The Employment Department is framing a policy to provide a platform for the job placement of prospective employees within India and abroad, officials said. 'Director Employment, who is also ex-officio Managing Director, Overseas Employment Corporation of J&K, has been asked to review its role as an agency to empanel prospective recruiters for eligible youths of J&K in various countries, especially Gulf and Middle East,' reads an official communiqué. The Employment Department in August and September conducted special surveys on postgraduate unemployed youths of J&K, which shall be utilised for getting placements with various prestigious employers. The Economic Survey Report 2016 reveals that the national unemployment rate is 13.2 per cent, while the J&K's stands at 24.6 per cent in the age group of 18-29. It puts the number of unemployed youths in J&K over six lakh, who have registered themselves at various district employment exchanges. In view of the growing unemployment, the Commissioner Secretary, Labour and Employment Department, Saurabh Bhagat, at a meeting on December 20, emphasised that career counselling and guidance shall be organised in coordination with the Education Department. Baghat also instructed the department to involve the college counselling cells and other counselling experts in the career counselling process. Protests against the new citizenship law, which began a week ago in Assam and elsewhere in the North-East, have taken place in many cities and towns of the country. Over a dozen people have been killed and many detained, including political leaders and intellectuals. Restive Kashmir has remained largely peaceful as it didn't witness any protests against the CAA.

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