It will advise govt. on how to address problems of the youth

An independent, non-political commission for youth that will advise the Delhi Government on how best to address the problems of the youth will be set up if the Bharatiya Janata Party is voted to power in the Capital, said senior party leaders here on Wednesday.

The commission, to be called ‘Atal Yuva Mission’, will comprise young entrepreneurs, social activists, intellectuals and sportsmen and is part of the “vision for the youth” of the Capital.

At a joint press conference with senior leaders on Wednesday, Delhi BJP chief ministerial candidate Harsh Vardhan said under the ‘Dus Din - Dus Irade’ programme, the party will reveal one important issue of Delhi over the next ten days leading up to the elections. “We will open at least 15 new colleges in Delhi and at least one university in association with a leading world university. We will also open an online university called A.B. Vajpayee Online Vishwavidyalaya,” said Dr. Vardhan.

The party leaders said that after coming to power there are plans to set up a citizen grievance cell under the office of the Chief Minister with a youth volunteer force that will be stationed outside each public office and will be responsible for addressing the grievance of citizens.

The BJP will also adopt programmes aimed at creating jobs for young men and women of Delhi, a special skill development institute will be established and labour laws will be reviewed to ensure that there is no exploitation of young workers who work in the private sector.

Further, to incentivise the use of technology, Dr. Vardhan said: “We will exempt all taxes on computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones purchased by a student entering a college and free wi-fi and hotspots will be made available at major public areas.”

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