Jammu,March 30 (Scoop News) – Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Friday underlined the role of the J&K State Overseas Employment Corporation Limited (JKSOECL) in opening substantial overseas job market for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir.
“You should work in a missionary zeal and strive for seeking job opportunities for the youth of the State in the international market”, he asked the Corporation saying that it should launch a website as early as possible and gradually convert it into a job portal.
Omar Abdullah told the Corporation to provide concrete information to the intending youth about job opportunities and vacancies existing in various fields in the foreign countries and facilitate them in getting absorbed in the overseas job market.
The Chief Minister asked the Corporation to participate in the employment meet of middle-east countries in
Chairing the meeting of the Board of Directors of JKSOECL here, the Chief Minister also directed the Corporation to drop a list of Ambassadors of various countries in
The Chief Minister said that employment crisis in the State has to be addressed through multifaceted strategy and the constitution of JKSOECL is an important measure in this direction. He asked the Corporation to intensify its activities and come up with a benefitting roadmap for opening international job market to the youth of the State. “You have to work for both skilled and unskilled human resource available in the State including technically qualified people”, he maintained.
Since the taking over as Chief Minister of the State, Omar Abdullah flagged the unemployment crisis as one of the most important concerns of the government and initiated various new initiatives to expand job market for the youth particularly in private job market. He also concentrated on enhancing employability and skill of the educated youth to make them capable of getting absorbed in the job market. Launch of SKEWPY and encouraging MSME sector in the State were significant measures in this direction. The constitution of JKSOECL is a part of SKEWPY which aims at facilitating youth of
The Chief Minister said that after gathering concrete information and the nature of jobs available for the youth of
The former Union Secretary in the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs who is one of the Directors of JKSOECL, A Dedar Singh shared his experience in the meeting and gave suggestions for strengthening the Corporation and making its functioning smooth and productive.
Minister for Higher Education, Abdul Gani Malik, Principal Secretary Finance, Mohammad Iqbal Khandey, Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce, Umang Narula, Commissioner Secretary Health and Medical Education, G. A. Peer, Commissioner Secretary Labour and Employment, Yedullah, Secretary Technical Education, Vinod Koul, Managing Director JKSOECL, A. Arshid and other Non-Official Directors, A. Dedar Singh, Sheikh Imran, Farooq Amin and Tanveer Singh Gujral were present in the meeting.
The Managing Director of the Corporation presented overview of the functioning and progress of JKSOECL and explained the agenda item wise.