GUWAHATI, Aug 28 - Youths of the north-eastern region will get a fair opportunity in securing government jobs following setting up of the National Recruitment Agency (NRA). This view was expressed by the resource persons speaking at a webinar organised by the Press Information Bureau (PIB), Guwahati today.
In his keynote address, SN Pradhan, Additional Director General, North East Zone, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said that the aim of the webinar was to make people aware about NRA so that they could take full benefit of the initiative. He added that taking job opportunities closer to the people was a revolutionary step and that would greatly enhance the career prospects of the youths of the north-eastern region. He said officials and media should work closely to make people aware of its various provisions.
Manoj Tamuli, Placement and Training Officer, Dibrugarh University, highlighted the difficulties faced by the youths of the backward districts of the region. He said commuting for them is not easy and the very fact that the new model would focus on setting up recruitment centres in these areas makes it a significant development initiative.
Dr Arup Kalita, social development expert said that the country is still facing challenges in generating adequate job opportunities and NRA would help the aspirants in getting better employment. He spoke extensively on how NRA would be helpful for students from remote areas. He added that multiple recruitment examinations are a burden on the candidates. So common eligibility tests could enable these candidates to appear once and apply to any recruitment agency which could be a boon to all the candidates.
�NRA will be a game changer in taking job opportunity closer to the people from remote and far-flung areas of the North East,� Ratul Baruah from MyGOV, Assam, said. He said examination centres in every district would greatly enhance access to the candidates located in such remote areas.
Abhishek Dayal, Director, PIB, Imphal said that due to geographical barriers in the North East, the students often face difficulties in grabbing job opportunities. He said that the initiative would help the students secure their careers.
Pallab Chakrabarti, Deputy Director, PIB, Guwahati delivered the closing remarks and Hiramani Das, Field Exhibition Officer, Regional Outreach Bureau, Guwahati moderated the webinar.