Vakil seeks job policy for J&K youth
Post by RK News on Saturday, June 3, 2023
Srinagar, June 02: Senior vice president of People’s Conference (PC) and former minister Abdul Gani Vakil on Friday said that the promises made by the Union Territory government for the unemployed youth have proved to be a damp squib.
While touring the villages of Rafiabad and Sopore including Panzala, Dooligund, Harwan, Reban, Hathlangoo, Botingoo and Warpora; Vakil asserted that the promises and claims made by the government for thousands of educated youth have not yielded any results so far.
”The previous governor during his tenure had promised employment to thousands of youth in J&K but nothing was done on the ground. Similarly, the present Lt Governor Manoj Sinha too has promised jobs but those announcements remained restricted to statements only,” he said.
He said that although various departments notified several posts for which unemployed youth applied, their application forms were thrown in the dustbin and no progress has been seen in this regard. “The lack of employment opportunities in Jammu and Kashmir have pushed youth to trouble causing and increasing alienation among them which is against democratic principles and can even prove against national interest,” he said.
Vakil urged the UT administration and the Central government to come out with a concrete job policy for the unemployed youth of J&K so that they cannot suffer anymore and will come close to mainstream. “Once the employment opportunities are created, the youth would be converged towards the mainstream, which is the need of the hour,” he added.