Strength of existing casual labourers to be ascertained through bio-metric system

Minister for Finance, Labour and Employment, Dr. Haseeb A. Drabu today informed the House that 1,11,077 un-employed youth have been registered with the different District Employment and Counseling Centers in the state up to the ending March, 2016. He said, however, total number of un-employed youth in the state may be higher as the registration is a voluntary process.

Replying to a question of Mian Altaf Ahmad, the Minister said that to tackle the un-employment problem in the state, the Government has adopted a policy to fast track the recruitment for filling up non-Gazetted posts borne on the establishment of any department or service of the government and such Gazetted posts as maybe notified from time to time. He said in order to implement this policy, the Jammu and Kashmir Special Recruitment Rules, 2015 have been notified vide SRO 202 of 2015 dated 30.06.2015.

In response to the supplementaries, the Minister said that Government would ascertain the validity of existing number of casual labourers through bio-metric system. He said SKEWPY would also be strengthened for the benefit of the un-employed youth.

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