* 'Government job opportunities now more accessible to NE youths'
GUWAHATI: The youths of the north-eastern region (NER) will get a fair opportunity in securing government jobs after setting up of the National Recruitment Agency (NRA). This view was expressed by the resource persons speaking at the webinar organized by Press Information Bureau, Guwahati on August 28.
In his keynote address, SN Pradhan, Additional Director General, North East Zone, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, said that the aim of the webinar is to make the people aware about 'NRA' so that they can take full benefit of the initiative. He added that taking job opportunities closer to the people is a revolutionary step and that will greatly enhance the career prospects of the youths of the north-eastern region. He added that officials and the media should work closely to make people aware of its various provisions.
Manoj Tamuli, Placement and Training officer, Dibrugarh University, highlighted the difficulties faced by the youths of the backward districts of the region. He said that commuting for them is not easy and the very fact that the new model will focus on setting up recruitment centers in these areas, makes it a significant development initiative.
Social development expert Dr Arup Kalita said that the country is still facing challenges in generating adequate job opportunities; and the NRA will help the aspirants in getting better employment opportunities. He spoke extensively on how the NRA will be helpful for students from the remote areas. He added that multiple recruitment examinations were a burden on the candidates so a common eligibility tests could enable these candidate to appear once and apply to any recruitment agency which could be a boon to all the candidates.
The NRA will be a game changer in taking the government job opportunities closer to the people from the remote and far-flung areas of North East Zone, said Ratul Baruah from MyGOV, Assam. He added that the move to set up examination centres in all the districts will greatly enhance access for the candidates located in such remote areas.
Abhishek Dayal, Director, PIB, Imphal said that due to geographical barriers in the NER, the students often faced difficulties to grab the job opportunities. He said that the NRA will help the students of the region to secure the careers they truly deserve due to their high levels of accomplishments.
Pallab Chakrabarti, Deputy Director, PIB, Guwahati delivered the closing remarks and Hiramani Das, Field Exhibition Officer, Regional Outreach Bureau, Guwahati moderated the webinar. (PIB)
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