A Website of the Special Industry Initiative forJ&K (SII J&K) “Udaan” to provide skills and enhance employability for the youth of Jammu & Kashmir was launched by Union Minister P. Chidambaram here today. Speaking on the occasion he said that about eight Corporates have entered into an agreement with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) for providing employment oriented training for about 8000 youth from the state over five years covering various sectors like business management, software, BPO etc. He also said that the Centre and State government are the felicitators to increase the opportunities and employability of the youth of the state. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also welcomed the initiative saying that this a project implemented by NSDC in partnership with Corporates and the youth of state. Speaking on the occasion Chief Economic Advisor to Prime Minister and architect of the scheme C. Rangarajan said that the focus of the scheme will be on training and placement.
Earlier, welcoming the guests, Union Home Secretary, RK Singh said that the website has been created with three objectives of:-
To enable a greater number of J&K youth to view and register easily for the training and employment opportunities under Udaan.
To allow partner corporates to reach out to a larger talent pool in J&K and effectively shortlist candidates for their projects.
To assist NSDC in effectively monitoring the implementation of Udaan projects by partner corporates.
The new website has been especially designed by NSDC where candidates can get complete information and register themselves on line.
Three MoUs were also signed on the occasion between Shri Dilip Chenoy, Managing Director & CEO, NSDC and ShriAjai Choudhary, Chairman, HCL Infosystems Lted., Shri Partha Sarathi Guha Patra, Vice President and Head Corporate Affairs, Wipro (BPO), Shri Goutam Roy, Chief Operating Officer, Future Group to implement the Udaan scheme in accordance with the guidelines.
The Scheme is being implemented by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC and the corporate sector in PPP mode. It covers graduates, post graduates and professional degree holders.
As per the Scheme, the identified companies will screen and select students from the State. The duration, place and nature of training will be decided by the company after considering the profile of the candidates and their skill gap. After completion of the training, the company will take necessary measures for placement of the trainees in association with NSDC.
Government of India will bear the expenditure on travel from J&K to training destination, boarding & lodging, stipend and placement fee in respect of trainees. Corporate will bear the cost of training. In case the trainee is employed by the same corporate for minimum one year, 50% of the training cost or Rs.62,500/- whichever is less will be reimbursed to the corporate. The total budget of the Scheme is Rs. 1000.00 crore in five years.
As per the approved proposal the details are as under:-
|2||CII||1000||5||Managerial and Entrepreneurship Skills|
|3||TCS||850||5||IT & BPO|
|4||Wipro||4390||5||International Voice & Non Voice Customer Service, Back office Transaction Processing, Domestic Voice and Non Voice Customer Service, Technical Process|
|400||1||Sales and ICT infrastructure maintenance and management|
|7||Rai Foundation||100||1||IT, ITES, Retail, Management, Hospitality, Tourism, real estate, media, entertainment, textile, education etc.|
|8.||IISD||300||1||Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) Machine operators and Programmers and Techno-commercial program|
First batch of 30 students has been trained by CII. The candidates underwent a 6 week training programme (21st of November 2011 – 30th of December 2011) at the CII Naoroji Godrej Centre of Excellence at Mumbai. Proposals of many leading Corporates are in pipeline.
An Expert Group constituted by PMO under the chairpersonship of Dr. C. Rangarajan, to formulate a Job plan for the State of Jammu & Kashmir had recommended the Scheme Special Industry Initiative for J&K.