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JammuLG Sinha calls for an approach towards skill development

LG Sinha calls for an approach towards skill development


Tawi, Apr 19: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday emphasised on the vital need for upskilling and reskilling of youth and labour workforce as per the evolving skill development landscape to meet the requirements of industries.

Chairing a high-level meeting to review skill development, entrepreneurship and labour welfare here, the Lt Governor called for a whole of government approach towards skill development and providing opportunities for budding entrepreneurs, strengthening measures for the protection of workers, including unorganized workers in terms of statutory minimum wage, social security and healthcare of workers.

The Lt Governor directed for streamlining the process for registration of unemployed youth and labourers in the respective departments and to improve employability of local youth in development projects.

He said Departments should help unorganized workers to register himself or herself on the e-Shram portal.

Various issues such as creating a convergence of skill development schemes, opportunities and strategies for employment generation across the sectors through entrepreneurship, skill gap analysis and skill mapping for upskilling, reskilling of labour force and youth, and effective, efficient implementation of Healthcare, Social Security schemes for labour welfare and Livelihood Generation Schemes for youth and women were discussed in the meeting.

The meeting also discussed and reviewed the progress of various initiatives and schemes such as job fairs, e-Shram Portal, Ease of Doing , promotion of Knowledge-Based Service Sector and the digital initiatives including the development of Common Skilling Dashboard and J&K Youth and Skill mobile application.

The meeting was attended by Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to Lt Governor, Atal Dulloo, Chief Secretary; Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, Principal Secretary to Lt Governor; Kumar Rajeev Ranjan, Secretary, Skill Development, Labour and Employment department and CEO Mission Youth and other senior officials.

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