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Haryana prepares six-month exit strategy to increase employability.

Haryana prepares six-month exit strategy to increase employability.
Chandigarh Jan,15,2021:–To ensure that no youth remains unemployed in the State,
the Haryana Government has prepared a special six months exit strategy
under the Saksham Yuva scheme as per which special efforts would be
made for increasing employability of ‘Saksham Yuvas’ through their
skilling, job readiness training and job linkage before they leave the
scheme.
This was informed in a meeting held under the Chairmanship
of Chief Minister, Manohar Lal to review the progress of Saksham
Yuva scheme here on Friday. The Minister of State for Labour and
Employment,  Anoop Dhanak was also present in the meeting.
While reviewing the progress of the scheme,  Manohar Lal
directed that data of all the approved Saksham Yuva candidates be
linked with Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP). On this, he was informed that
out of over 2.30 lakh currently approved candidates, a total of
1,63,147 Saksham Yuvas have PPP IDs and have been seeded. The
remaining candidates would be covered by February 28, 2021.  He also
directed that the candidates should be encouraged to engage in local
jobs and self-employment avenues in those districts of the State where
the number of approved Saksham Yuva candidates is more than 10,000.
Besides, he also directed that auto-notification regarding enrollment
on the Saksham Yuva Portal should be sent to all eligible new
post-graduates.
It was informed that under the Saksham Yuva scheme,
monthly allowance of Rs 3000, Rs 1500 and Rs 900 are being given to
post graduate, graduate and 10+2 students respectively in addition to
monthly honorarium of Rs 6000 for 100 hours work. At present, over
2.30 lakh Saksham Yuva are currently approved in the Saksham Yuva
platform and more than 36,000 such Yuva are working in different
government departments.
It was further informed that as part of the exit strategy,
special efforts would be made to provide employment to those about
5900 Saksham Yuva who would leave the scheme during financial year
2020-21 and 2021-22 after completing 35 years of age cut off under the
scheme. The 6 month strategy which has been chalked out for this
purpose include 1-3 months short term skilling and upskilling of 3-5
days, one month job readiness training like CV preparation, interview
preparation and career counseling and two months job linkage with
aggregators, local employers and telegram group. It was informed that
a target has been fixed to provide career guidance to 30,000 Saksham
Yuvas in the year 2021.
Besides this Saksham Yuva candidates have also been
facilitated for government job preparation through GradeUp platform.
Over 32,000 Saksham candidates which constitute 64 per cent of the
total aspirants are being provided coaching for Government jobs
outside Haryana. Under this programme, the candidates are provided
18-month access to 3 exam categories, transferable logins, free live
classes for top 500 candidates, access to mock tests and videos and
monthly all India live mock examination.
For the readily employable Saksham Yuvas, 1791 job offers
have been made by over 14 job aggregators and local employers out of
which 156 candidates have already joined. Apart from this, a pilot is
being conducted in Sonipat and Jhajjar to create awareness about
available private job opportunities through “Telegram” platform.
It was also informed that with a view to provide
employment opportunities to the youth in the State, Chief Minister, Mr
Manohar Lal had launched the Rozgar Portal in the month of July 2020.
Manohar Lal who is also the Finance Minister had during his budget
speech in Vidhan Sabha on February 28, 2020 announced that a database
of skilled youth would be made to link them to job opportunities.
About 24 lakh records were obtained on Rozgar Portal after de
duplication and the process of enriching them is underway. It was
informed that as many as 21,345 jobseekers have been provided job
offers through District Liaison Officers (DLOs) of the Employment
Department and Aggregators during the year 2020.
Among those present in the meeting included Additional
Chief Secretary, Employment Department  T.C. Gupta, Principal
Secretary to Chief Minister, V. Umashankar, Director General, Skill
Development and Industrial Training and Employment Department, Dr.
Rakesh Gupta, Advisor in CM Office  Yogender Choudhry and other
senior officers of the State Government.

YS.Rana: Principal Correspondent

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