K.C. Reddy, Chairman of the Rajiv Education and Employment Mission (REEM), on Saturday called upon the official machinery to meet the government’s expectations in implementing the Rajiv Yuvakiranalu scheme, meant for providing employment opportunities to the jobless youths.

Review meet

Speaking at a review meeting here, he reiterated the government’s commitment for poverty alleviation by addressing the problem of unemployment effectively.

He said the State government had programmed to create 15 lakh jobs by 2015 in both private and public sectors as part of the mission.

The government did not let its mission be diluted regardless of an adverse situation in the industry on the jobs front as a result of the worst-ever economic recession looming large over the world, said Mr. Reddy.

He said a separate wing was established under the control of the REEM to provide an interface between the industry and the job-seekers on a regular basis.

Efforts were afoot to train over 60,000 unemployed youths by March this year through employment training centres so as to equip themselves with the industry requirements in terms of job skills.

Earlier, Mr. Reddy visited an employment training centre at Narsapur. Y. Ramakrishna, Project Director, District Rural Development Agency, conducted the review meet.