Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice Abdul Haq Khan today visited various training centres to get first hand appraisal of the facilities and training being provided to the youth of the state under Himayat Scheme.The Minister visited Teamlease Services Limited, a Project Implementation Agency imparting training to the youth of the state in various job-oriented skills including Electricals and Information Technology. 287 youths from various districts of Jammu province are undergoing training in the centre including 113 females.The Minister was accompanied by Additional Mission Director JKSRLM Kapil Sharma, Project Head Teamlease Services Limited, Mukhtar Nabi and other senior officials of the department.Abdul Haq visited the lecture rooms, laboratories, Computer labs and online monitoring systems installed in the training centre. The Minister also inspected the boarding and other facilities being provided by the PIA to the students.Most of the students of undergoing batch hail from very far of places of Jammu division including Kishtwar, Padder, Doda and other hilly areas.
While interacting with the Minister, the students expressed satisfaction over the facilities being provided to by the trainers and the teaching staff of the Teamlease Services.The Minister urged the students to work hard to get trained well in their respective trades so that they can prove their mettle in market and get jobs easily to earn their livelihood.Addressing the students, Abdul Haq said Himayat is a skill development cum placement programme for unemployed youth in J&K under the umbrella of DeenDayal Upadhyaya GraminKoushalaya Yojana (DDU-GKY), Union Ministry of Rural Development with focus on sustainable employment for rural poor youth. He said JKSRLM has been entrusted with the responsibility of training and placing over 1.24 lakh youth with an allocation of Rs 1601.51 crore for a period of 3 years.The Minister said Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has launched the remodelled Himayat scheme last year with an aim to train the unemployed youth in different sectors so that they get employment at the earliest.