Commissioner Secretary, Labour and Employment, Sarita Chouhan, today inaugurated Rs 12.81 crore newly constructed Employment Complex at Top Sherkhania here.
The building will house the Directorate of Employment, Joint Director Employment Jammu Division, Deputy Director, District Employment & Counselling Centre, Jammu and SC, ST Counselling and Guidance Centre, GOI.
The building has features like parking facility in basement, separate entrance for specially-abled persons and Counselling hall. The facility will enable the departmental officers to ensure registrations and conduct career counselling sessions for the job seekers on regular basis.
Besides, it will facilitate conduct of job fair in collaboration with various companies and entrepreneurs for the best interest of youths. It was informed that the department has created its own website: jakemp.nic.in, which has been integrated with NCS Portal (Ministry of L&E GOI).
Commissioner Secretary was apprised that the department has made online registration of 24,596 job seekers, conducted 1637 Career counselling sessions covering 87457 candidates till date.
The department has also conducted 53 job fairs in all districts thereby ensuring Employment to 846 youths and shortlisted more than 4698 youths for job in private sector.
During the inauguration, Commissioner Secretary also interacted with the students who participated in the ongoing counselling session. She threw light on various skill sets required as per the current market scenario besides providing tips for choosing best career options.
The function was attended by Director Employment, J&K, Nisar Ahmad Wani, Chief Engineer, R&B Jammu, Senior Officers/Officials of Employment Department and R&B.