‘Udaan’ recruitment drive gives wing to Jammu’s youth

Jammu : A two-day recruitment drive for the educated unemployed youth of Jammu was recently launched under the Centre’s flagship initiative ‘Udaan’.

Under the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the drive was organized at the Women Polytechnic College in Jammu.

More than 11 corporate firms from across the country participated in the on-spot recruitment drive in which nearly 300 educated youth registered and more than 50 were selected.

Ajay Pal Singh, mobilization officer of ‘Udaan’, informed that after being selected, the candidates would be trained outside the state for minimum of three months, during which free accommodation, food, travelling charges, stipend of Rs. 2,500 per month, health insurance and training diploma by the NSDC would be provided.

“‘Udaan’ is a project of the Central Government to train 40,000 youth over a period of five years. Today, our registration reached 244. Under the ‘Udaan’ scheme, we provide free boarding and lodging to the students. We provide them jobs as well,” Singh added.

Singh said they are getting a very good response in Jammu.

“Eleven corporates have come here like Apollo, Reuben Technologies, Nissa and Vision India. The youth here don’t get job opportunities. The companies train them and give them placements. This is a part of the ‘Skil India Mission’,” he added.

Lauding the ‘Udaan’ scheme, one of the students, Mukul Sahani, said “It is a great initiative by the Jammu and Kashmir Government which gives the students a platform, accommodations and training.”

Talking about the problem of unemployment in Jammu, ‘Udaan’ recruitment officer Gyaan said the initiative is such where the youth get many companies where they can try for jobs according to their resumes.

“There is a very good training placement. It is a very good platform. Our role is to provide them good training and prepare them for jobs,” he added.

Narrating the story of Harshita, who got job in Accenture, Bengaluru, through ‘Udaan’, her mother said the initiative of the Jammu and Kashmir Government gave wings to her daughter’s dreams.

“‘Udaan’ gave wings to her (Harshita) dreams. ‘Udaan’ is a very good platform. Those who don’t get any opportunity must use this platform. ‘Udaan’ helped them a lot and took care of their travelling, food and security. It provided accommodation for three months, stipend and training. I am very much thankful to ‘Udaan’ and the Jammu and Kashmir Government,” she added.

The programme is a Special Industry Initiative (SII) for the hill state, funded by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and implemented by the NSDC.

The selected candidates will be imparted training for next three months along with free accommodation, food, health insurance, travel allowances and stipend. (ANI)