Punjab government will start a foreign study and placement cell from February 15 which would be inaugurated by CM Captain Amarinder Singh. This cell has been formed under 'Punjab Ghar Ghar Rozgar and Karobaar' mission for the benefit of aspirants who wish to study abroad.Disclosing this here today, Punjab Employment Generation Minister Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi said that this cell would be started from Mohali as pilot project. At this cell, the youth will be facilitated with counseling and consultation for study and work visa. All the formalities have been completed regarding this cell and union government has also given its nod for the formation of this cell. In the next phase, the talks are on with foreign universities and colleges for required assistance to get study visa. This cell would be proving beneficial for Punjabi youth to get study and work visa according to their interests and qualification.In a press conference here at Punjab Bhawan alongwith Secretary Rahul Tewari and Director Harpreet Singh Sudan, Mr. Channi said that Punjab Government led by CM Captain Amarinder Singh will provide jobs and self employment opportunities to as many as 10 lakh people under 'Ghar Ghar Rozgar and Karobaar'mission.
In this drive, 1 lakh government jobs, 4 lakh private sector jobs and 5 lakh self-employment opportunities will be provided to youth. Under mission Ghar Ghar Rozgar, more than 15 lakh youth have been facilitated with jobs and self-employment during the present government regime till date.Terming the 'Ghar Ghar Rozgar Mission' a game changer, the Cabinet Minister said that the government has completely restructured the employment generation department and Punjab Skill Development Mission has also been brought under it. District employment offices have also been updated as District Employment and Enterprises Bureaus. Besides organising Job Fairs, these bureaus have also been facilitating more than 1,100 young employment seeking aspirants prior to outbreak of Covid-19. During pandemic, these offices facilitated youth with online training and information.In view of expectations of Japanese investment in Punjab, he said that the department has started Japanese language training courses under which 37 Master trainers have been appointed who would provide 200-hour training to youth from 18 to 45 years. The department has also launched a special ' Mission Red Sky' following the directions of CM Captain Amarinder Singh to save the Punjabi youth from drug abuse by Skilling them and placements. Under this mission, 500 youth from each district and a total of 11,000 youth will be given skill development training to provide employment.