Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice, Abdul Haq convened a meeting to review implementation of UMEED scheme in Jammu province here today.The meeting was attended by Mission Director State Rural Livelihood Mission, Bakshi Javid Hamayun, Director NIRD Dr Shanker Dutt, Additional Mission Director (Jammu), State Project Managers, Adil Tanki and Burhan-ul-Haq, NIRD State team and representatives of various Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs).The Minister was informed that currently there are 1037 youth of the state undergoing training in various job oriented skills in various PIAs in Raipur, Banglore and Jammu. He was informed that the government is bearing all the financial expenses of the training including lodging, boarding, transport and the fees of these trainees.Minister was informed that the candidates are undergoing training in various trades including Emergency medical technician, Dialysis technician, Operation Theatre Technician, Bearing maintenance, Duty Manager, Engineer Trainees, Banking, BPO Voice and Hospitality assistant.
Abdul Haq expressed satisfaction over the performance of the department and urged the PIAs to expedite the process of inclusion of more students so that the given target can be achieved within timeframe.Abdul Haq further stated that JKSRLM has also been entrusted with the responsibility of training and placing over 1.24 lakh JK youth with an allocation of Rs 1,601.51 crore for a period of three years under Himayat Scheme.He said in this regard the department has received an amount of Rs 104.24 crore and has spent Rs 45.21 crore so far. He said an additional target of training 10790 individuals will be allotted to five identified PIAs who had earlier a target of training 11952 youths. He said Himayat is a skill development cum placement programme for unemployed youth in J&K under the umbrella of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gramin Koushalaya Yojna (DDU-GKY), Union Ministry of Rural Development with focus on sustainable employment for rural poor youth.