Hyderabad: The Chief Minister, Mr N Kiran Kumar Reddy, today, in principle, agreed to launch a new unique initiative called “Yuvakiranalu” to generate 15 lakh jobs for the youth in the State. The programme is likely to be launched by August this year. The Chief Minister said a team of officials will be constituted to work out modalities of the scheme, time-frame, structure, funding and so on. The Chief Minister directed the Chief Secretary to hold a meeting with all departments concerned in this regard. He said that even private players and Corporate sector will also be made part of the mission.
The Chief Minister today reviewed the Employment generation, Training and Skill Upgradation in detail with Ministers, Secretaries, Heads of Departments and top officials at Secretariat. Principal Secretaries and Secretaries of Departments connected with employment generation and training briefed the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister said the lakhs of students passing out of the schools and colleges should have a clear idea where to go for skill training and how to get a job. The proposed Mission should provide clear direction to them and it should work at district and mandal-levels. He said the most important aspect was proper planning and a procedure and system which should be put in order. Mr Reddy said that all departments should work in unison as far as Employment Generation and Training are concerned and there should be no duplication.
Officials said that while there was a high degree of unemployment, there was a big demand for skilled personnel increasing with faster growth in our economy. They explained that the gap arising was due to lack of soft skills in rural/ disadvantaged sections; lack of information of opportunities and lack of skills needed by the industry/service sector.
The aims of the proposed “Yuvakiranalu” are to ensure job to at least one person per every urban and rural poor household; impart skills as per requirement of the industry on a saturation mode and all these before 2014. The other aim is to train and place at least 15 lakh youths in salaried employment on a Mission Mode.
Meanwhile, the officials informed the Chief Minister that as part of Employment Generation under Rajiv Udayogsri, 13.77 lakh persons were trained and 8.91 lakh employed, under EGMM 3.58 lakh persons were trained and 2.82 lakh employed, under MEPMA 1.43 lakh persons were trained and 1.07 lakh employed. Thus a total of 18.78 lakh persons were trained and 12.80 lakh were employed so far since 2007.
Rajiv Udyog Sree (RUS) works with 13 departments, taken up skill training programmes with private partners, conduct job melas for direct recruitment, provide Modular Employable Skills (GoI) – Vocational skills to school dropouts, Train and certify, conduct 188 courses in 34 sectors and so far 2.87 lakh candidates were trained in 17 sectors. The Employment Generation and Marketing Mission (EGMM) was created as a Mission to drought proof SHG households, with a strategy to make every household earn Rs. 1 lakh per year, to place at least one person per every SHG household in non-farm salary employment, provide training and placement to children of SHG households, Operate through the 38,000 Village organisations, 22 EWRCs and 23 private partners and in Partnership with NSDC agencies.
Officials informed that the present status of EGMM is: No. of Training centres – 339; Total capacity – 25425; No. of Trades offered –32; Current Occupancy per centre – 75 (Avg); Total Achievable 2011-12 (with existing capacity) – EGMM Trainings (Own and Partners) – 1,00,000; Direct Placements – 40,000; Self Employment- RSETIs – 15,000 and Local Employment – SNLP – 20,000. They said that at present there are 18.19 lakh candidate registered in the employment exchanges which includes unskilled, 10th passed, Inter passed, Graduate, Post Graduate, Technical, ITI, Teachers and others.
Officials said as per the study conducted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) during the period between 2005-2015, there would be 7.5 to 8 million jobs (skilled, highly skilled and unskilled) available and majority of them for construction, tourism, IT&ITES, Healthcare, Financial Services sector etc.
The Minister for Youth & Tourism, Mr Vatti Vasantha Kumar, the Minister for Labour & Employment, Mr D. Nagender, the Minister for Women & Child Welfare, Ms V. Sunitha Lakshma Reddy, the Minister for Tribal Welfare, Mr P.Bala Raju, the Chief Secretary, Mr S.V.Prasad, the Special Chief Secretary to CM, Mr J. Satyanarayana, the Special Chief Secretary, Women & Child Welfare, Ms Chaya Ratan, the Principal Secretary, Rural Development, Mr R. Subramanyam, the Secretary, Labour & Employment, Mr Srinivasulu, the Principal Secretary, Industries, Mr T.S. Appa Rao, the Principal Secretary, Indusries, Mr C.R.Biswal, the Principal Secretary, Social Welfare, Mr Raymond Peter, the Principal Secretary, Higher Education, Mr M.G. Gopal, the Principal Secretary, Tribal Welfare, Mr Vidyasagar, Commissioner, Technical Education, Mr K. Lakshminarayana, the M.D., APIIC, Mr B.R. Meena, the Special Secretary to CM, Mr S.S. Rawat, and other officials attended the meeting.