Chandigarh, October 3: Giving a further fillip to the state government’s employment drive, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday gave approval to setting up the ‘Punjab Ghar Ghar Rozgar and Karobar Mission’ (PGRAKM), with the Chief Minister to be the Chairman of its Governing Council.
The Mission will be registered as a society under societies Registration Act, 1860, an official spokesperson said after a meeting of the Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
The move is aimed at facilitating every jobseeker in securing wage or self-employment in Punjab, India or abroad.
Notably, Ghar Ghar Rozgar is a flagship programme of the Punjab government, with focus on according top priority to employ youth through accelerated employment generation through various necessary measures, and to thus raise the standard of living of the people of the state.
According to the spokesperson, the proposed society would focus on the creation of the necessary framework to facilitate wage and self-employment for the unemployed youth of the state, besides improving employability through skill training/skill up-gradation. It would also identify areas having the potential for employment generation and would strive to harness that potential with government intervention.
Outlining the objective of this unique employment initiative, the spokesperson said the Mission would give the necessary impetus to the government’s employment thrust and facilitate job seekers for placement in government, private jobs, overseas employment and skill training as per their aptitude and skills.
The Mission would also offer a platform for major job and entrepreneurship ventures, and bring employers and employees together. Greater thrust would be laid on the creation of more jobs and entrepreneurs under this Mission, which would also coordinate and monitor the work of District Bureaus of Employment & Enterprises.
The Mission would also create an exhaustive data base of unemployed household in the state, besides developing and promoting an ecosystem, conducive to employment generation, amongst all stakeholders. This would help ensure at least one job or source of employment/self-employment in each household.