With a view to realize Chief Minister Manohar Lal’s vision to ensure that no youth remains unemployed in the State, the Haryana Government has prepared a special 6 month exit strategy under the Saksham Yuva scheme as per which special efforts would be made for increasing employability of ‘Saksham Yuvas’ through their skilling, job readiness training and job linkage before they leave the scheme.

            This was informed in a meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal to review the progress of Saksham Yuva scheme here today. The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Anoop Dhanak was also present in the meeting.

            While reviewing the progress of the scheme, Mr Manohar Lal directed that data of all the approved Saksham Yuva candidates be linked with Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP). On this, he was informed that out of over 2.30 lakh currently approved candidates, a total of 1,63,147 Saksham Yuvas have PPP IDs and have been seeded. The remaining candidates would be covered by February 28, 2021.  He also directed that the candidates should be encouraged to engage in local jobs and self-employment avenues in those districts of the State where the number of approved Saksham Yuva candidates is more than 10,000. Besides, he also directed that auto-notification regarding enrollment on the Saksham Yuva Portal should be sent to all eligible new post-graduates.

            It was informed that under the Saksham Yuva scheme, monthly allowance of Rs 3000, Rs 1500 and Rs 900 are being given to post graduate, graduate and 10+2 students respectively in addition to monthly honorarium of Rs 6000 for 100 hours work. At present, over 2.30 lakh Saksham Yuva are currently approved in the Saksham Yuva platform and more than 36,000 such Yuva are working in different government departments.

            It was further informed that as part of the exit strategy, special efforts would be made to provide employment to those about 5900 Saksham Yuva who would leave the scheme during financial year 2020-21 and 2021-22 after completing 35 years of age cut off under the scheme. The 6 month strategy which has been chalked out for this purpose include 1-3 months short term skilling and upskilling of 3-5 days, one month job readiness training like CV preparation, interview preparation and career counseling and two months job linkage with aggregators, local employers and telegram group. It was informed that a target has been fixed to provide career guidance to 30,000 Saksham Yuvas in the year 2021.

            Besides this Saksham Yuva candidates have also been facilitated for government job preparation through GradeUp platform. Over 32,000 Saksham candidates which constitute 64 per cent of the total aspirants are being provided coaching for Government jobs outside Haryana. Under this programme, the candidates are provided 18-month access to 3 exam categories, transferable logins, free live classes for top 500 candidates, access to mock tests and videos and monthly all India live mock examination.

            For the readily employable Saksham Yuvas, 1791 job offers have been made by over 14 job aggregators and local employers out of which 156 candidates have already joined. Apart from this, a pilot is being conducted in Sonipat and Jhajjar to create awareness about available private job opportunities through “Telegram” platform.

            It was also informed that with a view to provide employment opportunities to the youth in the State, Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal had launched the Rozgar Portal in the month of July 2020. Mr Manohar Lal who is also the Finance Minister had during his budget speech in Vidhan Sabha on February 28, 2020 announced that a database of skilled youth would be made to link them to job opportunities.  About 24 lakh records were obtained on Rozgar Portal after de duplication and the process of enriching them is underway. It was informed that as many as 21,345 jobseekers have been provided job offers through District Liaison Officers (DLOs) of the Employment Department and Aggregators during the year 2020.

            Among those present in the meeting included Additional Chief Secretary, Employment Department Mr T.C. Gupta, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr V. Umashankar, Director General, Skill Development and Industrial Training and Employment Department, Dr. Rakesh Gupta, Advisor in CM Office Mr Yogender Choudhry and other senior officers of the State Government.


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