Ludhiana district tops Punjab in providing jobs, self-employment to youngsters

Over 67,000 placements, 10,000 loans to needy in three years

Ludhiana district tops Punjab in providing jobs, self-employment to youngsters

Job and loan aspirants at the District Bureau of Employment and Enterprises in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Nitin Jain

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 30

The district has topped the state in providing jobs and self-employment opportunities to deserving educated unemployed youth, the administration has claimed.

With over 67,000 placements and almost 10,000 loans to needy and eligible candidates, the District Bureau of Employment and Enterprises (DBEE) here has become the best performing centre since its inception in November 2018, the officials have said.

Sharing details on the completion of its three years, DC Varinder Kumar Sharma, who is also the DBEE Chairman, told The Tribune, here, on Tuesday, that as many as 67,437 unemployed youth had been provided jobs in various sectors through mega job fairs and placement camps held since its opening on November 21, 2018. These included 65,766 placements through fairs and camps while 1,671 candidates were placed under the Compulsory Notification of Vacancies (CNV) Act.

The youth given jobs at the DBEE also included 315 drug addicts, who were provided employment opportunities after being rehabilitated at drug de-addiction centres under the ‘Mission Red Sky’.

Under the self-employment loan schemes, as many as 10,045 candidates had so far applied for loan of which 9,574 cases had already been sanctioned while the remaining were being processed by various banks, the DC said.

Sharing the report card of the DBEE, ADC (Development), Amit Kumar Panchal, who is the DBEE CEO, said mostly rural area candidates availed benefits of jobs and self-employment opportunities offered at the DBEE by taking part in various activities with the help of the helpline call facility and social media platforms.

He said besides offering jobs and loans for self-employment, the DBEE also provides free internet facility, library, line department facilities and coaching classes to the needy as well. The Ludhiana DBEE bagged the first position with highest placements in the state during the fourth and seventh state-level mega job fairs by offering 7,450 and 28,588 placements, respectively.

Panchal said various skill development programmes were available under the MSDC, PMKVY, DDUGKY, DRDA computer centres and PSDM schemes to train eligible candidates under various courses and make them job ready at the DBEE.

Providing special treatment to persons with disabilities (PWDs), the DBEE motivates them to participate in various activities and encourages them to work in the private sector. Besides, they were imparted training by various agencies.

The ADC revealed that during the Covid-19 pandemic, various efforts were made to rehabilitate Covid-hit families by imparting them counselling through career counsellors and offering them job and self-employment opportunities.

Offering uplift of transgenders, the DBEE held special awareness and counselling sessions for them wherein they were made aware by experts about various facilities offered by the government.

Mission Red Sky

The mission aims at providing employment opportunities to addicts rehabilitated at drug de-addiction centres. They were motivated and encouraged to participate in job fairs and placement camps. Of the total 656 candidates identified under the mission so far, 315 were facilitated with jobs in the private sector, skill training and self-employment.

Facilities offered

Free-of-cost coaching was provided to candidates to crack various competitive and recruitment exams conducted by various government agencies; experts hold classes of candidates in batches of 40-50. A large number of students were availing the facility; and talent hunt, quiz and debate activities were regularly organised to promote general knowledge of candidates on various issues such as unemployment and performances of new DBEEs.

How to register

Interested candidates can register on PGRKAM — a government-run portal to provide career counselling and mass awareness for upcoming job opportunities in different sectors and skill courses through career counsellors by visiting various institutions. A total of 29,934 candidates have participated in different career counselling sessions and career talks so far.

About the DBEE

District Bureau of Employment and Enterprises (DBEE) is a single-window platform to cater various needs of job-seekers, employers and those looking for self-employment opportunities, under one roof. After the new structure of employment exchange transformed into the DBEE, the educated unemployed youth have started thronging the DBEE to avail the job and self-employment opportunities while industrialists and others looking for workforce also get themselves registered here for hiring suitable candidates enrolled. It was inaugurated on November 21, 2018.

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