33,555’ jobless educated youths registered with J&K govt


The government told the Assembly that 33,555 unemployed post graduates, technical graduates, degree and diploma holders were registered in the state.

This was revealed by minister of state for labour and employment department Ajay Nanda while replying to a query raised by National conference MLA Muhammad Shafi Uri in the House.

The minister for labour and employment in his reply informed the House that unemployed youth were registered with various district employment and counseling centres of the state.

The minister said the number of unemployed PG youth was 17351 followed by 6586 graduates and 3455 technical (draftsman, ITI, skilled and other than ITI holders).

“At least 6163 unemployed engineering degree/diploma holders are also registered in the state,” he said.

The minister, however, said the government has taken various initiatives for providing employment to the unemployed qualified youth in government as well as in private sector.

He said the government sector has adopted a policy to fast-track the recruitment in the government departments for filling up of non-gazetted posts.

The minister said it was obligatory on the recruiting agencies– JK Public Service Commission (PSC) and JK Service Selection Recruitment Board (SSRB)– to complete the selection process of already referred vacancies in a time-bound manner.

“During last three years PSC has made 3290 selections and SSRB has made 19583 selections in the same period,” the minister said

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