Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, October 6
The work on setting up two medical colleges in Hoshiarpur and Kapurthala was underway, said Medical Education and Research Minister OP Soni on Tuesday, while participating in the virtual culmination of sixth state-level job fair presided by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
He said the Government Medical College in Mohali would start this year, as the construction of the building was already complete. He said funds worth Rs50 crore each were released by the state government for these colleges and a whopping amount of Rs975 crore (Rs325 on each college) would be spent on these colleges in due course.
He attended the event from the District Administrative Complex along with MLAs Rajinder Beri, Avtar Singh Junior Bawa Henry, Chaudhry Surinder Singh, Mayor Jagdish Raj Raja, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori and ADC (D) Vishesh Sarangal. He congratulated the 8,112 youths in Jalandhar district, who got jobs and have started with the new innings in their lives.
Jalandhar dist third in ensuring placements
The minister said the state government ranked Jalandhar district third in ensuring placements to youths, as it ensured jobs to 8,112 youngsters in 20 fairs held in September this year under the state government’s Ghar-Ghar Rozgaar Mission.
- Against 2,000, jobs provided to 5,109 youths in district, says Industries Minister Sundar Sham Arora Jalandhar
- District third in state for ensuring placements, says Minister OP Soni
He said during the 6th mega job fair, a total of 93,593 youth got placement in September, of which Jalandhar offered job opportunities to 8,112 applicants. He said the district had 14,947 vacancies from various companies and a total of 5,999 male and 2,112 female candidates and one specially-abled got placement during job fairs.
Soni said the District Bureau of Employment and Enterprise had organised 20 online and physical job fairs at various locations and had played an instrumental role in fulfilling the dream of job to every youth.
He said in these 20 job fairs, a total of 502 companies participated, while a total of 10,205 youths applied for jobs.
Hoshiarpur tops in ‘small category’
Hoshiarpur district secured the first position in ‘small category’ for providing jobs to unemployed youth during the sixth state-level mega job fair held across the state under the Ghar-Ghar Rozgar Mission. Industries and Commerce Minister Sunder Sham Arora told this to mediapersons here on Tuesday after virtual participation in the culmination of the sixth mega job fair by the CM Captain Amarinder Singh in the presence of Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, from Patiala. Arora said as many as 13 fairs were organised in the district providing jobs to 5,109 unemployed youth, which is twice more than the given target of 2,000. It includes 4,396 boys and 713 girls. The candidates had got packages between Rs1.08 lakh and Rs3.60 lakh annually in banking, insurance, health, schools, mobile, textile, security and plywood industry sectors. He said firms offered 6,615 vacancies and none of the jobs were offered with a remuneration below than the DC rates and minimum salary offered was around Rs10,000 per month with an annual packages up to Rs3.5 lakh. OC
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