9592 Job letters distributed by Capt Amarinder under `Ghar Ghar Rozgar te Karobar’ scheme

March 11, 2018 06:51 PM

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh took the government’s flagship `Ghar Ghar Rozgar te Karobar’ scheme to the next level with the distribution of 9592 appointment letters, taking the total number of jobs generated during the year to 161522.

The event, to mark the distribution of the appointment letters at the culmination of the 2nd Mega Job Fair, coincided with the first anniversary of the Congress victory in the last assembly polls, which paved the way for the installation of the Captain Amarinder government and restoration of peace and stability in the state.

The 2nd Mega Job Fair was organized by the government at 150 venues from February 20 to March 8. Several major corporates, including Maruti Suzuki, Microsoft, ICICI Bank, Amazon, etc, used the platform to hire talent.

Addressing the state-level function, the Chief Minister congratulated the youngsters who had got their appointment letters, while thanking the large number of corporates which hired the youth as part of the job fairs.

Pointing out that more than 1.61 lakh youth had got jobs in the first year of his government, which was no mean achievement, the Chief Minister said that with his government now fully settled in, the process of giving employment to all the unemployed youngsters would pick up speed. He expressed happiness that in addition to other sources of employment, including university placements, another 90000 jobs were being generated by the 15000 MSMEs that had registered themselves with the Industries Department during 2017-18.

The Chief Minister strongly rejected the propaganda that the job fairs were facilitating only low-paying jobs, saying that the packages offered in the 2nd fair ranged between Rs 3 lakh to a high of Rs 31 lakh per annum. There were as many as eight companies that had given out over Rs 12 lakh per annum packages, 12 companies with packages over Rs 10 lakh a year, 24 with Rs 7 lakh per annum packages and 66 that provided salary packages of Rs 5 lakh a year, he disclosed.

Captain Amarinder urged the youngsters not to pursue only government jobs under the misconception that they were better paying, as private companies were clearly offering lucrative packages.

Reiterating his government’s commitment to fulfilling the pre-election promise of `Ghar Ghar Rozgar’, the Chief Minister said the government was on the right track, with plans to set up various universities, including Skill Development, Sports and Horticulture, which would further pave the way to boost youth employability.

His government, said Captain Amarinder, had created an environment of peace in the state to facilitate progress. Peace is of critical importance for the state and he would not allow anyone to disturb it, vowed the Chief Minister, addressing the new police recruits.



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