BJP Minority Morcha on job to hone skill of youths
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Sept 5: Providing job avenues for the around 25 lakh unemployed of the State is one of the numerous promises made by the BJP in the last Lok Sabha and the State Assembly elections in Assam. The BJP-led government at Dispur has completed 100 days in office, but is yet to take no any action plan towards that end. The minority morcha of the State BJP has, however, taken a step on its own towards that direction. It is set to provide job avenues to 100 youths a month.
Talking to The Sentinel, State BJP Minority Morcha president Mominul Aowal said: “The governments at the Centre and in the State will take up their respective action plans for the creation of job avenues for the unemployed of the State, educated or otherwise. However, it is as clear as day that the 25 lakh unemployed of the State can’t be absorbed in government sector. It is taking that in mind Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal has proposed the creation of skill development as a separate department in the State. This is because a skilled worker, even if he is not educated, can render valuable services. However, we can’t sit tight by waiting for that government action plan to come. From our end, we have taken up a plan to provide job avenues to at least 100 youths every month. We’ve signed an MoU with Skylight Automotive Pvt Ltd, a private firm with Kumar Gaurav as the Maging Director. The firm has its own workshop with classrooms at Jalukbari. The modus operandi is that the morcha will pick youths for training in driving, motor mechanics etc., in the workshop. After successful completion of the training, Skylight Automotive will make all arrangements for bank loans at zero down payment for the purchase of cars, battery-operated rickshaws, autorickshaws, autovans, etc. The candidates will have to pay the premia with their own income from the vehicle. The entire system will be monitored by the firm through online.”
Aowal said that the Morcha has an aim to produce at least a mechanic or a driver to each and every village in the State. The private firm has dealerships of three companies – ACE Ltd, Atul Auto and Ashok Leyland. The Morcha is going to open the process with around 20 youths who can drive as a pilot project.