More than 30,000 postgraduates register as ‘unemployed’ in just 2 days

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Jammu & Kashmir: More than 30,000 “unemployed” postgraduate degree holders have registered themselves with the employment department of J&K Govt in just two days following a government announcement to register at respective District Employment and Counselling Centres.

Commissioner, Labour and Employment Department, Saurabh Bhagat said that the department received overwhelming response from postgraduates, which prompted the department to extend the date of registration to July 22.

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“We received more than 20,000 applications in Kashmir division alone. The number of registrations in Jammu division has touched 10,000 at the end of the second day,” he said.

Bhagat said the registration is a first-of-its-kind exercise in Jammu and Kashmir because the government had never compiled specific data of postgraduate men and women.

“It will help the government to launch some comprehensive employment scheme for youth who are not suitably employed,” Bhagat said.