The Chief Minister Mr. N. Kiran Kumar Reddy today said that Rajiv Yuva Kiranaalu (RYK) is the most important programme of the Government and they have to achieve the target of providing jobs to 1,000 youth per day. He said that the RYK is a great initiative of the State Government and the departments will have to scale up their activities of training and placements and achieve the task they set for themselves. “The satisfactory level of the programme is 90% in the State and hence we have to go all out to improve the performance by constant and regular monitoring, coordination and integration”, he said.
The Chief Minister held a 2-hour long meeting on the Rajiv Yuva Kiranaalu performances, issues and tasks ahead with Ministers, officials and REEMAP team. He said training partners have to be selected hereafter on a placement and salary-oriented basis. Mobilisation, training and Placements for minorities will have to be taken up simultaneously by MEPMA, GHMC and Minorities departments. He said in Hyderabad itself, there are over 6,000 vacancies of constables and RTC drivers and conductors now. MEPMA and other agencies should mobilise and train the youth so that they can get these jobs. He said more than 2,000 constables jobs are lying vacant for want of suitable local candidates.
The Chief Minister directed the REEMAP to re-orient their programmes and websites to suit all including the requirement of tribals. He asked the Chief Secretary to convene a separate meeting to upscale the training and placement targets for each sub-missions. He said a small cell may be constituted to identify jobs in each core sector. Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy said each department has to critically analyse their achievements, targets and training facilities periodically. He said they also have to increase the campus placements substantially, particularly in the Engineering colleges.
Ministers Vatti Vasantha Kumar, M. Maheedhar Reddy, D. Manikya Varaprasad, Kondru Murali, P Balaraju, Chief Secretary Smt. Minnie Mathew, Chairman, REEMAP, K.C.Reddy, Principal Secretary, Rural Development, R Subramaniam, CEO, REEMAP, Shanthi Kumari, Principal Secretaries, J.S.Sharma, K R Kishore, Vidyasagar, Pradeep Chandra, Principal Secretary to CM, Binoy Kumar, Special Secretary to CM, S S Rawat, Addl. Secretary to CM, Sreedhar and other officials attended the meeting. He said apprentices programme in industries also should be monitored and strengthened.
The Chief Minister reviewed in detail the targets and performances of sub-missions like Technical Education, Industries, MEPMA, GHMC, Tribal Welfare, Minorities Welfare, Employment & Training and Health. The Chief Minister suggested that Manufacturing sector should be treated as separate for training and placements as its gestation period is 2 to 4 years. He said special focus should be there for tribal areas and there is need to create awareness among the tribal youth. Officials explained that “Bhavitha” and “Disha” programmes have been started towards mobilising and creating awareness among the tribal youth. The Chief Minister said district-wise target should be fixed so that the Collectors can also be asked to monitor it.
REEMAP officials submitted the Action Taken Report to the Chief Minister: The progress will be accelerated in the II & III quarters so that daily placements touch the set target. Month-wise disaggregation of Targets for all Sub-Missions and achievement monitoring by REEMAP – (MD, REEMAP) – being done regularly. Proposal for High-end Model of Trainings and Placements for candidates with better qualifications– RYK VTC in Etcherla is ready. In other districts it will be rolled out in 3-6 months.
The sub-Missions will identify courses which have employment potential and come up with strategy to introduce them in Engineering Colleges. REEMAP will open 23 more SDCs in Polytechnics and 10 new courses have been identified. At least one Training Centre with direct participation of Industry be opened in every district, 38 training centres opened with 16 partners. Employment potential are being explored in Agro-based industries like food processing, fisheries, diary, palm oil and Non-farm self-employment ventures.
Registered candidates status: Candidates Registered – students 3,12,945; ready for employment 16,04,353 – total registered 19,17,298. Call letters/e-mails/SMS sent 5,92,186. Covering under training – completed training 3,08,832 and under training 41,523. Dropped out – 16,231. Total covered – 9,58,772.
Training Centres – 2012-13 -EGMM 543; MEPMA 237; REEMAP Pilot 38; Minority Welfare 24; Employment & Training 19; Technical Education 18. Total 879.
Sector-wise Courses: IT/ITES/BPO-42; Medical and Health Services-21; Construction-20; Textiles-17; Automobile &Automotives-12; Retail/Sales/Marketing-11; Electrical and Electronics-9; Drugs and Pharma-6; Repair and Maintenance-6; Fabrication-6; Manufacturing-5; Accounts-5, Banking/Finance/Insurance-4; Logistics-3; Electrical and Electronics Engg.-3; Gems and Jewellery-2; Security-2; Tourism and Adventure Sports-2 and Civil Engineering-1. Total-166.
REEMAP Partners & Training Centres: Government Institutes—National Academy of Construction, Apparel Training and Design Centre, Centre for Electronics and Text Engineering, Swamy Ramanand Tirtha Rural Institute, Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology and Vizag Community Guards (Police Commissioner-Vizag).
Industry/Private Partners: GMR Varalaxmi Foundation, Krishnapatnam Driver Training Academy, Krishn Institute of Medical Sciences, Krishnapatnam Security Service Pvt.Ltd., Involve Automations; Nav Bharat Vocational Institute, Indo-German Institute of Advanced Technology, GVK EMRI Foundation, ACE-Dialogue in Dark and Dr.Reddy’s Foundation.
Salient Features of REEMAP Pilots–Key Features: Direct Partnership with Reputed Industries, CSR and Government Institutes; Focused on Non-ITES Courses, mostly in construction, health & manufacturing sectors and after stablization will be handed over to Sub-Missions for scaling up.(NSS)