Rajasthan is the first state that has established livelihood mission to address the challenges of unemployment and ensuring gainful and sustainable employment to the youth of the state, writes Harshal Desai of Elets News Network (ENN).
To ensure proper enforcement of the provisions of employment exchange, collect and disseminate information about various self employment schemes to job seekers and run special scheme to assist job seekers of all strata society, are the major concern for governments.
Rajasthan has is the first state that has established livelihood mission to address the challenges of unemployment and ensuring gainful and sustainable employment to the youth of the state. Recently, last month, Rajasthan Skill and Livelihood Development Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Higher and Technical Education Department to start 39 skill development courses in 118 state colleges under the Mukhya Mantri Yava Kaushal Yojana. Besides, this the government has also announced to open Industrial Training Institute and Polytechnic colleges in each district for women. 10 district headquarters namely Jaipur, Ajmer, Bhilwara, Jodhpur, Kota, Bikaner, Alwar, Udaipur, Banswara and Tonk already have the women polytechnic colleges.
Government has announced unemployment allowance of 3500 rupees per month for educated unemployed youth. Under the Chief Minister Yuva Sambal Yojana by Labor and Planning Department, Government has decided to pay Rs. 3000 rupees to the male and 3500 rupees to female and special qualified persons on monthly basis.
EASY LOANS AND PLACEMENT CAMPS
Further, in order to ensure job opportunities and promote entrepreneurship, Rajasthan Government will provide easy loans to eligible candidates. Employment Department, from December 2018 to November 2019, has organised 186 campus placement camps at district headquarters and 13774 youths were selected for employment. In order to motivate the youth for selfemployment, various credit provider institutions are invited and consulted in the skills, planning and entrepreneurship camps. With the aim of creating employment and selfemployment potential among the youth Skill development training is imparted by RSLDC. During this training, information related to entrepreneurship development is also made available. For this, additional 30 hours training is imparted in the RSTP scheme in the corporation as well. Government is exploring various fields and has decided to create job opportunities in tourism, information technology, education, hospital, health care, hospitality service. These sectors will be extensively promoted. The work of promotion of employment opportunities in various service areas is done by the concerned departments. Short term skill training programs are organized by RSLDC to make youth employment oriented in these service areas. In this order, after 18 December 2018, 16035 unemployed youth of the state are being provided employment and self-employment opportunities by providing training in the areas of tourism, information technology, health care and hospitality etc. through various schemes of the corporation. So far, a total of 94,710 youths have been trained in the above areas by the corporation and about 36 thousand youths have been provided employment opportunities.
TAPPING OPPORTUNITIES IN GOVERNMENT AND SEMIGOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SECTOR
Government is also making efforts to provide more jobs and self-employment opportunities to the unemployed youth in government, semi-government and private sector. With a view to providing more private sector employment, self-employment and training opportunities to the youth unemployed in the state, a total of 75 skills, planning and entrepreneurship camps were organized at each district headquarters from December, 2018 to July, 2019 employing 30535 youth, Selfemployment and training opportunities have been provided. The fortnightly newspaper published by the department is available online on the website of Rajasthan Rojgar Sandesh Department.
SKILL TRAINING CENTRE
After 18 December 2018, 57 skill training centers were set up by RSLDC to increase the number of skill training centers under skill training programs in the tribal areas as per the requirements of the region. 6008 youth have been trained in these training centers during this period. Currently 1229 youth are trained.
ONLINE PLATFORM TO EASE REGISTRATION PROCESS
The registration process of unemployed candidates has been made online by employment offices. Also, the application for unemployment allowance, verification, approval and payment process has been made online as per instructions. Placement portal is being prepared by DOIT and Department. Employment offices are providing counseling to unemployed aspirants and camps are being organised to make primary selection of youth for employment.
SELF HELP GROUPS
Formation of self-help groups for unemployed persons in rural and urban areas in the state is also on the agenda. Initiation of training system for skill development and upgrading in non-agricultural sector; Shoe making, cracks, carpeting, beekeeping, fisheries industry, dairy, making of forged and artistic objects by carving stones, R.C. C. Creating self-employment opportunities by developing skills in shuttering etc; Emphasis on providing easy credit facility to skilled laborers, handicraftsmen, artisans and trained unemployed youth are some of the major initiatives which are being conceptualised by the government.
Skill training programs are being organized in all districts of the state by RSLDC under skill training related to non-agricultural sector for unemployed persons in rural and urban areas of the state. In this sequence, 83,738 youth have been trained by the corporation after 18 December 2018.