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J&K will soon become a ‘land of opportunities’, says LG’s Advisor


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Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar on Sunday said that as per the Industrial Policy, Jammu & Kashmir is going to have a huge investment, particularly in the infrastructure development sector, which will make the Union Territory a ‘land of opportunities’ and ‘sunrise region of the country’.
Inaugurating a mega Job Fair-2023 organised by Labour and Employment Department at Convention Centre here, Advisor Bhatnagar inspected various stalls of employers and held detailed interactions with them regarding the skill requirements of their respective units and companies. He assured them that the curriculum in all the technical institutions have been designed keeping in view the skill gap and present and future job roles under New Education Policy (NEP)-2020.
The Advisor also interacted with various job seekers and assured them of all possible assistance in getting jobs. He held a detailed interaction with the job providers representing different companies and industry associations.
During the interaction, the Advisor said this job fair is a mega platform for both employers and job seekers as it will provide avenues for both of them as per their requirements. This fair is also a platform to ascertain the potential of youth, he added.
Divulging on different interventions of the J&K government for the upgradation of skill infrastructure across the UT, the Advisor remarked that the skill ecosystem in Jammu & Kashmir has been upgraded and a lot of advanced courses in line with NEP-2020 are being made available for the students. He advised the employers to suggest any kind of upgradation in the existing courses as per their industrial requirements.
Acknowledging the suggestions of the participants, Advisor Bhatnagar asked them to take students for internship and apprenticeship programmes in their respective companies. He said the present Lieutenant Governor-led administration is encouraging self-employment across Jammu & Kashmir as several schemes in different sectors have been initiated by the government for creating employability avenues for the youth. “Under the Back to Village (B2V) and My Town My Pride (MTMP) programme, the administration has identified around 80,000 youth from all districts who will be skilled in different fields,” he said.
Asserting that J&K is booming with accelerated growth in the last few years, Advisor Bhatnagar said the Hospitality and Tourism Sector here is witnessing a tremendous boom which reflects the vision and commitment of the government to make the UT one of the best-sought destinations across the globe. He advised all the stakeholders to upgrade their manpower as per the demands so that a world-class hospitality industry is established in J&K.
While deliberating on other issues, Advisor Bhatnagar advised all the stakeholders to submit a detailed report of their respective industries regarding skill requirements in their companies so that the department can incorporate the same in the curriculum.
The mega job fair witnessed a huge participation of job seekers in which more than 60 local and national-level employers participated. Several government departments have installed their stalls and raised awareness among job seekers regarding various self-employment schemes.
Notably, more than 4000 candidates participated in the fair. Around 60 reputed organisations and companies projected job openings in around 1911 and about 1000 candidates were shortlisted and a total of 200 candidates were selected on spot.

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