The District Development Commission (DDC) Kulgam, Talat Parvez Rohella today inaugurated a daylong employment fair at Kulgam. The employment fair was organised by the District Employment and Counselling Centre Kulgam in collaboration with Labour Department. Various private and public sector undertakings including corporates involved in the implementation of UDAAN scheme, besides line departments participated in the fair.On the occasion, the DDC visited the stalls established by departments including agriculture, sericulture, floriculture, handloom, handicrafts, industries, EDI, and banking institutions. The officers apprised the DDC about the self-employment schemes implemented by the corresponding departments.He also interacted with the representatives from various corporate houses who apprised the DDC about the procedures and the employment avenues for the educated unemployed youth.
Later, addressing the gathering of the youth, who participated in the fair, the DDC said that unemployed youth must take advantage of the employment fair and get themselves registered in various schemes. Meanwhile, he praised the department for organising the employment fair and expected more such fairs in coming months.He stressed upon the youth to come forward and take the benefits from the employment generating schemes devised by the government. He said self-employment is the only way to tackle the unemployment problem. Meanwhile, he asked bankers to speed up the disposal of pending cases so that unemployed youth could avail timely benefits of different schemes.The DDC said that under UDAAN, registered youth who want to get employed are provided requisite training so that their employability is enhanced.Additional Deputy Commissioner Kulgam, Principal Government Degree College, Kulgam, Assistant Director District Employment and Counseling Center, District Officers, Bankers and youth participated in the job fair.