Reserve jobs for local youth in industrial sector, power projects in J&K: Manjit Singh
Post by on Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Samba, Aug 16: Apni Party (AP) provincial president Jammu and former minister, S. Manjit Singh Tuesday demanded reservation of jobs for the local unemployed youth in developmental projects initiated across J&K.
According to a statement issued for the press, while addressing a workers’ meeting in Vijaypur, Manjit Singh expressed his concern over the increasing unemployment and the alleged “non-serious” approach of the government to deal with the emerging situation.
“The situation with regard to unemployment is alarming in J&K. However, the government has hardly taken any initiative to protect the constitutional rights of the unemployed youth who are moving from pillar to post to get jobs in private as well as government sector. However, no one is listening to their grievances. After completing their education, the youth look for jobs and in this process, they are getting over aged,” he added.
He said that the Govt must take immediate steps to restore the confidence among the youth by reserving jobs for them in the industrial sector, NHAI works, power projects, AIIMS Vijaypur (Jammu), IIM Jammu and other premier institutions.
“We have ample opportunities within J&K but it requires an honest approach towards the redressal of the growing concern of the youth. The authorities remain unmoved and the recruitments are turning into scams. This has hardly happened that the recruitment process comes into question as all these processes were fair and transparent,” he added.
He said, “In this situation of confusion, the government must hold assembly polls in J&K as early as possible and restore the statehood. The political government can do justice with the people. The bureaucracy has completely collapsed and failed all the schemes and developmental projects of Government of India in J&K with its inability to complete them on time. In many departments, the money was returned without utilizing them on the developmental projects and it has left the people hopeless and alienated from the government."