Training, recruitment drive for J&K youths to start tomorrow
A two-day special recruitment drive beginning Wednesday will be conducted in Kupwara area of Jammu and Kashmir by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the Home Ministry.
New Delhi: A two-day special recruitment drive beginning Wednesday will be conducted in Kupwara area of Jammu and Kashmir by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the Home Ministry.
Under the special industry initiative for Jammu & Kashmir or Udaan, more than 10 corporate firms from across India will visit Kupwara for the recruitment drive on February 18 and 19.
The corporates from various sectors including finance, tourism, human resource, construction, automation and Information Technology and IT-enabled services will be scouting for fresh talent from the border district of Kupwara, a Home Ministry release said.
This drive is part of a series of mega selection drives being conducted in the state to scout fresh talent.
Eight more such drives are planned in the state in the next two months to cover the far-flung areas including Samba, Sopore, Baramulla, Kathua, Reasi and Doda.
Three drives have already been conducted in Srinagar, Jammu and Udhampur which showed tremendous response from the students. In these drives nearly 2,400 candidates were selected and many more from the final year academic session were shortlisted for selection in the corporate sector.
Special industry initiative or Udaan was conceived with two objectives of providing exposure to the graduates and post-graduates of Jammu and Kashmir to the best of corporate India and providing corporate India with access to the rich talent pool available in the state.
The scheme is based on recommendations of the Rangarajan Committee for setting up a progressive programme for training of youths of Jammu and Kashmir by the corporates located in different states of the country and making them employable.
During January, 2013, under a special industry initiative, NSDC and the Home Ministry have been mandated to work with the corporate sector in bringing about a positive change in the employment and skills space of the state.
Till date 63 corporates have partnered with Udaan scheme and have given a commitment to train nearly 74,000 youths from the state. More than 6,000 candidates have joined training till date of whom more than 2,500 have been given jobs by leading corporate like Tata Consultancy Services, Reliance, CMC, Ligare, Tata Motors, Yes Bank, Canara Bank, etc.