Expressing pride in the continuous skill development training and job placements to the state’s young population, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel reaffirmed his government’s commitment to empowering the youth through such means.
Speaking at an online transfer programme for the fourth instalment of the unemployment allowance beneficiaries in Raipur, Baghel stressed that connecting youths with skill-based employment remained a top priority for the government.
The CM directly transferred Rs 31.71 crore into the accounts of 1,22,625 state beneficiaries as part of the fourth instalment under the unemployment allowance scheme. The total amount paid to beneficiaries thus far stands at Rs 112.43 crore.
Baghel also presented job offer letters to the trained beneficiaries of the unemployment allowance. He also shared that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) had been signed for Rs 1,188.36 crore to modernise 36 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in the state. This move will facilitate training for the youth in six new technical trades and 23 short-term courses.
“We aspire to train 10,000 youths annually, who will then find employment opportunities across industries. To ensure financial difficulties do not hinder their progress, we have provided unemployment allowances and waived application fees for competitive examinations conducted by the public service commission,” Baghel stated.
He emphasised that his government aimed to fulfil its promises to the youth, exemplified by ongoing recruitment for 41,000 government posts.
Baghel compared the previous administrations, which had distributed Rs 98 crore as unemployment allowances over a period of 13-14 years, with his government’s impressive accomplishment of distributing over Rs 112 crore in just four months, demonstrating their commitment to addressing the issue of youth unemployment.