Addressing a mammoth public gathering, after inaugurating a state-of-art business unit of J&K Bank at Panzan, Chadoora in district Budgam, Rather said “we want to remove, gloom, despair and disappointment from the faces of unemployed youth and rekindle hope and happiness in their lives adding that all the possible job opportunities will be explored on large scale during the incoming days both in public and private sectors on war-footing and fast track basis”. “All the recruitment agencies have been directed to reactivate men and machinery for the proposed employment drive”, Rather said, adding that a transparent mechanism will be put in place to ensure that every eligible aspirant gets adequate opportunity to appear in the interviews and try his luck. Rather said given the voluminous figure of about 6 lakh educated unemployment registered with various Employment & Counselling Centres, recruitment of only 80,000 youth will not solve the unemployment problem and the youth shall make their mind for venturing in self employment avenues for living a dignified life. He said under Seed Capital Fund (SCF) scheme of SKEWPY about 30 percent capital cost of the project is provided free of cost whereas the remaining amount is credited by the J&K Bank at lowest possible interest rates.
Rather cautioned the people against the sustained misinformation campaign launched by the political opponents against the coalition government especially N.C and its leadership to settle their political score and satiate their petty vested interests.