GUWAHATI, Jan 31 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has directed the State machinery to accelerate its efforts for skill development to minimise the demand-supply gap in the employment generation sector, stated an official release.
In a meeting with the Chairman of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), S Ramadorai at the State Secretariat recently, the Chief Minister underlined the need of scaling up efforts by government departments in income generating employment avenues for the meaningful employment of local youths. He also sought cooperation from the National Skill Development Corporation to help in generating skills in local youths to increase their employability.
As per Census 2011, Assam has a population of 3.11 crore of which 85 per cent live in semi-urban and rural areas. Considering the huge concentration of people in rural and semi-urban areas, the need for skill development to create a pool of human resources remains a pertinent point, which needs to be addressed immediately.
Ramadorai, while sharing his experience, said that a synergistic approach involving all the employment and skill generating agencies is required to tap the youth energy and channelise it into income-generating vocations.
Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla gave an overview of the efforts of different departments engaged in skill and employment generation. He also reiterated that the State Employment Generation Mission and the NSDC should work in tandem to bring in a new perspective and technology to bolster sectors like handloom and textiles, tourism, agriculture, horticulture, etc.
Earlier, Dr JB Ekka, Commissioner, Labour and Employment, gave a presentation of the State Government�s efforts in skill development and employment generation.
The meeting was attended by the Additional Chief Secretary, VK Pipersania, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister MGVK Bhanu, Principal Secretary, Transport and Tourism, VS Bhaskar and other senior officers, the release added.