UDAAN , the Skilling Revolution , an opportunity for Unemployed Youth of J&K .
Syed Karar Hashmi
Udaan is a golden opportunity for unemployed Educated Youth of Jammu and Kashmir especially Graduates , Post graduates and three year Diploma engineers. It is a platform to develop soft Skills , to get a Job and exposure to Corporate India. Basically the expert group were Constituted by PMO under the Chairpersonship of Dr C. Rangarajan, to formulate a Job plan for the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The said expert Committee recommended the scheme Special Industry Initiative (SII) generally known as UDAAN for J&K. The Centre launched this Scheme in Year 2013 with an aim to address the needs of the educated unemployed in J&K. The time period of the said Scheme has extended till 31 December 2018. It is a centrally funded skill enhancement scheme for the youth implemented by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
Under UDAAN Scheme, the selected aspirants undergo free training for 3 to 6 months. Travel, boarding and lodging Costs are reimbursed. Also stipend is also provided to the Aspirants during the training period. The rate of unemployment is too much high in Jammu and Kashmir. on Contrary, lack corporate sector as well. As per the reports, ” unemployment rate in J&K is higher than average National Unemployment rate. The State of J&K having 24% Population in the age group of (18-29) years unemployed which is far more than National unemployment rate of 13.2%. The motto of the scheme UDAAN is to address economic issues of the State.
It is amazing and shameful that the successive governments have failed to accommodate the educated youth of state and did not have come up with any effective policy for educated Unemployed Youth of the state. Around 10555 Candidates from the State of J&K have joined UDAAN training programs till July 17 , out of which placement orders have been made for 4,984 candidates.
My Write up about UDAAN has been written in New Delhi at Apollo MedSkills UDAAN training Centre headed by Shri Sourav . The training center possess more than 500 candidates from J&K undergo skill development Training , besides this hundernds of placement orders have been made in Different Multi National Companies.
Talked with the Candidate Umair Mehraj from Srinagar Solina at Apollo MedSkills Centre Dwarkha about the scheme, told ” Youth in the Valley should be made aware about the corporate India this Scheme is a great opportunity for all rich and poor to take an advantage and fly above the sky. ” More interesting was my interactions with a top official of Apollo Medskills a Kashmiri Mr Imtiyaz from District Baramulla. The learning and teaching methods imparted by Miss Shikha, Shalina, Reema, Mr Amit, Miss Jaspreet Kour, Mr Imtiyaz and Shri Pankaj (Warden) have influenced the students and have brough revolutionary changes in them to go with. Crores of rupees are being utilised in my name, so we must take advantage and benefit out of it. The aspiring candidates can register for UDAAN at : https://udaan.nsdcindia.org/.
Syed Karar Hashmi
Social Activist and freelence Writer from Central Kashmir Ganderbal and presently Studying at Apollo MedSkills Udaan Training Centre Dwarka New Delhi India.