Youth should be empowered by skill development, says Vasundhara Raje

New Delhi, Dec 27 : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has directed officials to provide skill training to youths in a more effective manner.

Raje, who started reviewing the work plan for the next 60 days and the coming 5 years of various departments, said: "youth of today keep expectations to become competent and empowered and fulfilling these expectations of the youth will be our top priority."

On Thursday, the Labour and Employment Department, Rajasthan Skill and Livelihood Development Corporation (RSLDC) and Technical Education (Training Wing) Jodhpur and Public Works Department (PWD) presented their current and future plans at chief minister's office.

During the meeting, the Chief Minister also asked R.S.L.D.C. to empower youth to get better opportunities of employment by providing them training.

It is noteworthy that the state government has announced to provide employment opportunities to 15 lakh youths in the next five years.

Raje further said better coordination will be established among the various agencies working for employment generation and skill development.

She said instead of many schemes a system should be adopted so that expected action could be ascertained and there is not any kind of duplication.

She emphasized that the benefit of the schemes should reach to the people. Labour and Employment department should work as a facilitator to provide opportunities of skill development and employment to unemployed youth, she said.

Raje further said for employment generation and skill development work should be taken up on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. She also sought information about the women's polytechnic education.

Former Chief Secretary of Rajasthan M. L. Mehta and renowned expert in employment and skill training Manish Sabarwal propounded the need for working with new thinking for the employment and skill improvement.

Rajasthan Chief Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, Additional Chief Secretary Labour & Employment Rajhans Upadhyay, Principal Secretary Labour and Employment Giriraj Singh, Secretary Labour & Employment Rajat Mishra, Secretary to CM Tanmay Kumar, Secretary Planning & IT Akhil Arora, MD RSLDC Rajesh Yadav and Commissioner Labour Alok Gupta were present in the meeting.

--ANI (Posted on 27-12-2013)

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