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Punjab Govt to hire consultant to send students abroad on study visa

Punjab Govt to hire consultant to send students abroad on study visa

KS Diwan/royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh

As part of the government’s crackdown on unscrupulous travel agents and overseas placement agencies, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh directed the Department of Employment Generation to hire a consultant or agency of international repute to develop a roadmap to facilitate the youth who intend to go abroad for the study and/or employment.

Presiding over the first meeting of the Governing Council of Punjab Ghar Ghar Rozgar & Karobar Mission (PGRKAM) here, the Chief Minister also underlined the need for a powerful framework to ensure synergy, oversight and effective coordination in the implementation of various employment generation schemes by multiple departments.

Punjab Govt to hire consultant to send students abroad on study visa (Photo courtesy-Internet)

Captain Amarinder Singh underscored the need to find out ways and means to provide lucrative overseas employment opportunities for youth and suggested that the proposed globally reputed consultant or agency also be mandated to prepare a blueprint to offer better study prospects in the world-class colleges and universities across the globe, besides identifying jobs in foreign countries commensurate with the educational qualifications of the youth.

The consultant would also facilitate in the deployment/placement of Punjabi youth and also send them abroad on study visa, he said, directing the Employment Generation Department to utilize the services of aforesaid consultant/agency for designing a mechanism to launch a 24X7 job helpline and set the criteria for IELTS coaching as per international standards.

In order to reach and connect unemployed youth with prospective employers, the Chief Minister also asked the PGRKAM to make optimum use of social media platform, besides enhancing the scope of its existing digital portal for registering maximum number of unemployed youth, who could benefit from the state-wide employment drive under Ghar Ghar Rozgar Yojana.

To give focussed attention to the creation of more job opportunities for youth in the state, the country and abroad, the Chief Minister also decided to hold a meeting on the 10th of every month to review the progress of these targets. It was also decided in the meeting that the mission would also facilitate youth applying for government jobs.

It was also decided at the meeting that PGRKAM would also explore the possibilities for engaging competent coaching institutes/agencies to provide quality coaching to aspirants, with an objective to promoting a level playing field, and giving marginalized and deserving aspirants a better chance to succeed in various competitive examinations conducted by the State and Central Governments.



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