Srinagar, Jan 16: The unemployed educated youth in Jammu and Kashmir are no longer entitled to get any financial assistance from government under Voluntary Service Allowance (VSA) as the government says such funds are being utilised for building capacities of entrepreneurs.
According to KNS correspondent, the minister for Labour and Employment in the legislative assembly stated that there isn’t any financial assistance given to unemployed youth from government under Voluntary Service Allowance (VSA) as such funds are being utilised for building capacities of entrepreneurs in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
However, the government stated that in order to overcome the problem of unemployment in the State, the State Government has taken number of initiatives for providing employment to unemployed qualified youth in Government as well as in private sector.
Jammu and Kashmir has 88,040 unemployed youth registered with various district employment and counseling centers in the state which include 3321 engineers, 185 doctors and 11 PhD degree holders. Besides, the list includes 17,351 postgraduate degree holders, 6586 graduates and 60586 others.
Furthermore, the e state has registered 390 illiterates, 5357 middle-pass, 21530 matriculates, 26213 12th pass outs and 17351 graduates. Besides, 6586 postgraduates, 3286 diploma holders, 2877 professional and technical degree holders are registered with the state. (KNS)