Govt must address issue of unemployment: PDP leader

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Aug 21: PDP general secretary and former legislator, Nizamudin Bhat  has said that State Government needs to focus on compounding problem of unemployment through an effective and implementable policy based on an organised use of available resources and support.
In a press statement here today, PDP leader  urged upon the Government to address this problem before the youth lose hope at the peril of our future. He said it is this problem which poses a serious threat to social fabric and Sate’s policy as the youth are losing direction as well as faith in the system.
Bhat said technocrats, qualified persons and skilled labour, who could have built and empowered the State are wasting their potential talent and energy in absence of adequate prospect of absorption in a positive and fruitful activity.   He said such is the obtaining scenario that entire generation is in disarray, bound to pile up as a disorganized and dejected mass.
PDP leader said that there has been obvious saturation in Government sector and gap in aspirants and vacancies is widening every day. Similarly, the public and private sectors do not grow to meet the demand. Horticulture, Tourism, Handicrafts, Agriculture and Environment sectors have to be made more  vibrant and growth oriented to come over the stagnation and arrest the decline.
He said that Central schemes like MGNREGA, NRHM, Skill Development, UMEED or incentive based schemes in sports, culture and industries do not change much on the ground. The twin objective of these schemes of growth and development is failing.
Bhat said that thousands of unskilled labour and less educated have been managed by successive Governments on false hopes and liability of this non- productive work force is turned into a “protest force” unfortunately. Similarly, stop gap arrangements and contractual culture is engaging the Government in a “file work and meeting culture” which spoils governance and impacts the functioning adversely.
He said it is high time that the Government makes a quick appraisal to transform the institutions into active platform for harmonious growth  and meaningful activity so that society and State is saved from  confusion and chaos.


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