Under the flagship initiative of the centre, a two-day recruitment drive for educated unemployed youth of the Jammu was launched under National Skill Development Corporation. The drive was organized at the Women Polytechnic College in Jammu where more than 11 corporate firms took part from across the nation. There were on-spot recruitment offers given to the eligible students. Among the 300 educated young aspirants who registered themselves for the drive, 50 got selected on spot.
According to the mobilization officer Ajay Pal Singh of Udaan, these selected youngsters would now have to undergo three months training out of their state. During the training they would be provided with free accommodation, food, travelling charges, health insurance and stipend of Rs. 2500 per month. The training diploma would be provided to these youngsters by NSDC.
According to Singh, “Udaan is a project of the Central Government to train 40000 youth over a period of five years. Today, our registration reached 244. Under the ‘Udaan’ scheme, we provide free boarding and lodging to the students. We provide them jobs as well.”
Stating that they are getting great responses in Jammu, Singh further said, “Eleven corporate have come here like Apollo, Reuben Technologies, Nissa and Vision India. The youth here don’t get job opportunities. The companies train them and given them placements. This is a part of the ‘Skill India Mission’. “
According to the mother of Harshita, who got placement at Accenture through Udaan, “Udaan gave wings to her dreams. Udaan is a very good platform. Those wo don’t get any opportunity must use this platform. Udaan helped them a lot and took care of their travelling, food and security. It provided accommodation for three months, stipend and training. I am very much thankful to Udaan and the Jammu and Kashmir government.”
The programme is funded by the Ministry of Home Affairs and is implemented by the NSDC. It falls under the Special Industry Initiative (SII) for the hill states for the central government.