Chandigarh, Oct 3: Giving a further fillip to the state government's employment drive, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday gave approval to the setting up of 'Punjab Ghar Ghar Rozgar and Karobar Mission' (PGRAKM), with the Chief Minister heading its Governing Council.
The Mission will be registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, an official spokesperson said after the meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. The move was aimed at facilitating every job-seeker in securing wage or self-employment in Punjab, India or abroad.
The PGRAKM is a flagship programme of Punjab government, which focuses on according top priority to employ the youth through accelerated employment generation by various necessary measures, raising the standard of living of people in the state. According to the Spokesperson, the proposed society would focus on the creation of necessary framework to facilitate wage and self-employment for the unemployed youth of the state, besides improving employability through skill training/skill up-gradation.
It would also identify areas having the potential for employment generation and strive to harness that potential with government intervention. Outlining the objective of this unique employment initiative, the Spokesperson said the Mission would give necessary impetus to the government's employment thrust and facilitate job seekers for placement in government, private jobs, overseas employment and skill training, as per their aptitude and skills.
The Mission would also offer a platform for major job and entrepreneurship ventures, and bring employers and employees together. (UNI)