Bonanza for jobless in Uttarakhand as CM announces 84,000 jobs
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Last Updated: Tuesday, November 09, 2010, 18:13
  
Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Tuesday announced a series of sops, including the promise of a whopping 83,700 new jobs within the next one year.

"The new jobs include 33,700 openings in government sector and the remaining 50,000 in the private sector," Nishank said at a function, marking the completion of the first decade of the formation of Uttarakhand.

In another significant announcement, Nishank said education in the state would be free upto the graduation level.

Nishank also announced a series of sops for the BPL families and said that they would now get wheat and rice at Rs 2 and Rs 3 per kg respectively.

These families will get 20 kg of wheat and 15 kg of rice every month. Nearly 16 to 17 per cent of the population of the state (about 8.4 million) would be benefited, he said.

In addition to the concession to BPL families, APL families would also get a discount of Rs 2.60 and Rs 2.45 a kg in the prices of wheat and rice respectively, which Nishank said, would be lesser than what the BPL families had been paying so far.

The government would also provide a special incentive of Rs 10,000 for the marriage of all girls in the BPL category, he said.

Launching a new "Ashirvad Yojna" for poor children, Nishank said the government has tied up with major industrial houses like Hindujas to provide technical education of national and international standards.

Every year 1,000 children will be selected from the state under the scheme.

Out of the 33,700 jobs promised in government sector, 12,000 would be in class III category, 4000 in police department, another 4000 teachers, 490 instructors of various ITIs, he said.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, November 09, 2010, 18:13


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