Punjab mega job fairs offer 2.10 lakh jobs : Channi

Punjab mega job fairs offer 2.10 lakh jobs : Channi

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Chandigarh, Sep 2 : Punjab government would hold fifth mega job fairs from September 9 to 30, offering 2.10 lakh job vacancies in the private sector along with special emphasis on facilitating self employment loans to around one lakh youth. Stating this during a press conference held here on Monday, Technical Education & Industrial Training and Employment Generation Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said that these job fairs would be held in every district at total 82 venues across in which 1819 companies would be offering jobs.

“Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh would hand over appointment letters to the selected candidates on October 5 during a state level function at Ropar,” he said. The Minister said that during the fifth mega job fair drive, a high-end job fair would also be organised at ISB Mohali on September 18 in which about 25 multinational companies would be offering packages from Rs three to nine lakh for 800 jobs. He said that under the leadership of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, the Punjab government to provide one lakh government jobs to the youth very soon and the process to fill these posts is in progress.

Mr Channi said that the present state government has organised four state level mega job fairs and one international job fair. He said that during the present regime since 2017 to till date, more than eight lakh beneficiaries have been facilitated with employment/self employment opportunities in private as well as government sector. He said that Capt Amarinder Singh is personally monitoring the activities of the Ghar Ghar Rozgar which is the flagship scheme of the government and the Chief Minister himself has taken personal initiative to setup District Bureau of Employment and Enterprises, which have been established at district headquarters in all the 22 districts and are fully functional since November 2018.

Every DBEE is organising two placement drives per month and town exchange one per month and total 1025 small melas/placement drives have been held. The Minister said that in a unique initiative, the Punjab government would set up ‘Foreign Studies Cell’ in the Employment Generation department which would save the students from the fraud travel agents and fake universities. He said that this cell would work as an agent to guide and facilitate the youth of the state for foreign studies and all the Public Universities/colleges and recognised genuine institutes would be registered with this cell.

The cell would directly tie-up with the foreign institutes to send students abroad for studies. This will not only save the students from frauds but this will also help them financially as the commission which the foreign institutes pay to the agents would be returned to students, he added.UNI