CM addresses Joint Placement Drive Programme at Solan


The State Government was striving hard to ensure that the youth of Himachal become employment providers, instead of job seekers.  This was stated by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing the Joint Placement Drive programme organized by Himachal Pradesh Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Commission at Bahra University at Waknaghat in Solan district. Chief Minister said that organizing the Joint Placement Drive was indeed a commendable step which would provide a platform in getting employment opportunities to the students studying in private and government educational institutions of the State. He expressed hope that more and more students would get employment according to their qualifications. He said that Universities, Colleges, ITIs  and Polytechnic Institutes have been included in this joint placement drive. Through this, hundreds of youth would be selected in about 50 big companies participating in the Drive on a good package, he added.  Jai Ram Thakur said that in order to promote youth entrepreneurship, the present State Government has started the Mukhya Mantri Swavalamban Yojna.  He said that the State Government has started this scheme for the youth of 18 to 45 years of age and women up to 50 years of age who want to start their own business.   He said that under this scheme, loans upto Rs 1 crore was being provided under which 25 to 30 percent subsidy was given to the youth for setting up industries.  He said that now the State Government has decided to provide 35 percent subsidy to women and widows.  So far 3758 units have been established in Himachal under this scheme and 10,253 people have got employment at their doorsteps, he added.  Chief Minister said that Himachal Pradesh has made rapid strides in the field of education. He said that as many as 17 private universities have been established in the State and this has made Himachal Pradesh an ‘Education Hub’ of the country. He said that as many as 1000 employments would be provided during this one day placement drive.   Jai Ram Thakur thanked the entrepreneurs for participating in this mega event which has provided career opportunities to hundreds of youth of the State.   Chief Minister also launched the Online Information Management System ‘Disha’ of Himachal Pradesh Private Educational Institutions Regulatory  Commission on the occasion. He said that with the introduction of this system, information related to private universities and institutes, all kinds of information related to staff, courses, facilities, degrees would be available online. This will not only benefit the local people but also the students of the training institutes, he added.