‘The year-end target is to achieve 3.60 lakh jobs’

Moved by the success stories in implementation of the Rajiv Yuka Kiranalu scheme, Chief Minister N.Kiran Kumar Reddy on Thursday said the training facility would be up-scaled to provide jobs to 18 lakh unemployed youth waiting for suitable jobs in the state.

“Brushing aside criticism over the feasibility of the RYK, I went ahead. Now I am happy that the RYK is giving the right direction to the youth in the state,” he said while interacting with the beneficiaries on the third and final day of the Indiramma Baata.

He said with 54 per cent of the country's population below 24 years of age, the future belonged to youth. “Nation’s future is in your hands. You should make your family, the state and the nation proud by constantly improving your qualification to get better jobs. You should not satisfy yourself with entry level jobs,” he said.

“Each day, my government is creating 1000 jobs, to achieve the target of providing 3.60 lakh jobs under RYK this year,” he said drawing a huge round of applause from the youth who interacted with him. The Government was spending rs 770 crore this year for providing training to youth to improve the job opportunities of unskilled youth, he added.

According to a survey conducted by an industry body, the State had a potential to create 30 lakh jobs in industry and service sectors, he said.

Next year, the RYK training centres would be up-scaled to provide suitable jobs to six lakh unemployed youth. The state Government was building capacities steps to create suitable jobs with higher qualification like graduation and post-graduation in the future, he said

Despite insecurity, the youth should prefer jobs in the private sector as those who work hard would go up the ladder quickly. As many as 1.20 lakh government jobs were being filled this year.

The meeting venue was electrified when a woman B.Nagamani who got a Desk Top Publishing job(DTP) and another woman Y.Sunitha who got an appointment as Bed-side Nurse with a hospital thanks to the training provided by the state government, narrated their experiences.