Adopt multi-pronged approach to tackle unemployment, unemployability in J&K : Rana

Senior BJP leader Devender Singh Rana during visit to Mathwar.
Senior BJP leader Devender Singh Rana during visit to Mathwar.

Excelsior Correspondent
MATHWAR NAGROTA Feb 5: Strongly pleading for focused approach towards tackling burgeoning unemployment, Senior BJP leader Devender Singh Rana today called for multi-pronged strategy to address the issues confronted the youth due to unemployment and unemployability.
Interacting with people during his visit to Mathwar block of the Nagrota Constituency, Rana said that J&K is plagued with the issue of unemployment since last two decades and so some out of box multi-pronged measures will have to be taken to address this issue. He said the society as a whole is concerned about it and the J&K Government is also taking some steps to tackle the burgeoning problem but a well-crafted short term and long term strategy will have to be evolved to satiate the urges and aspirations of the youth.
“Though the administration seems to be alive to issues yet measures should be intensified in mitigating  the problem of unemployment as well as unemployability”, he said and stressed the need for stepping up efforts in generating jobs for the youth and intensifying recruitment process for filling up the vacancies across the Union Territory.
He also stressed the need for undertaking special drives for recruitment in police and paramilitary forces in the remote and rural areas.  He also urged the Jammu and Kashmir administration to draw a roadmap to tackle the unemployment, saying the educated unemployed besides skilled and unskilled workforce are undergoing a difficult phase.

Responding to the issues raised by the people, especially by the youth, during the visit, the BJP leader said he has flagged almost all these points with the  Government from time to time in recent months. There has surely been a positive forward movement with the administration taking concrete steps, he said and hoped that the issues will be examined for expeditious redressal by the concerned departments.
In this context, he also referred to demands and issues taken up with the Lieutenant Governor recently which pertained to the regularization of daily wagers; expediting pending Class-IV recruitment, release of pending payments under MGNREGA; age relaxation issue of the aspirants of Combined Competitive Exams;, besides joining issue of compilers and concerns of BSF/CISF, Border battalion, vocational trainers and  Rehber –e- Khel.
He said the Lieutenant Governor is an experienced political executive with a positive, proactive approach and he has always been forthcoming for the welfare, wellbeing and upliftment of people of J&K.
Devender Rana lauded the courage and fortitude of the people in meeting the challenges and expressed confidence that the administration will remain agile to respond to the concerns of the people and take proactive measures in ensuring various services, particularly in inaccessible and far-off areas.