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Punjab government to hold 5th Mega Job Fairs from 9 September

Disclosing this during a Press conference held here at Punjab Bhawan on Monday, the technical education & industrial training and employment generation minister Charanjit Singh Channi said these fairs would offer 2.10 lakh job vacancies in the private sector along with special emphasis on facilitating self-employment loans to around 1 lakh youth.

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

The Punjab government would hold its fifth round of Mega Job Fairs from 9 to 30 September.

Disclosing this during a Press conference held here at Punjab Bhawan on Monday, the technical education & industrial training and employment generation minister Charanjit Singh Channi said these fairs would offer 2.10 lakh job vacancies in the private sector along with special emphasis on facilitating self-employment loans to around 1 lakh youth. “The Chief Minister Amarinder Singh would hand over appointment letters to the selected candidates on 5 October during a State Level Function at Ropar,” he added.

The minister said during the job fair drive, a high-end job fair would also be organised at ISB Mohali on 18 September in which about 25 Multinational Companies would be offering packages from Rs Three lakh to Rs Nine lakh for 800 jobs. He said the Punjab government to provide one lac government jobs to the youth very soon and the process to fill these posts is in progress.

Channi said the present Punjab government has organised four state-level mega job fairs and one international job fair. He said that during the present regime from 2017 to till date, more than eight lakh beneficiaries have been facilitated with employment/self-employment opportunities in private as well as government sector.

He further said the Chief Minister is personally monitoring the activities of the Ghar Ghar Rozgar which is the flagship scheme of the government and has taken personal initiative to setup District Bureau of Employment and Enterprises (DBEE), which have been established at district Headquarters in all the 22 districts and are fully functional since November 2018.

Every DBEE is organising two placement drives per month and a town exchange one per month and a total of 1025 small Melas/placement drives have been held. The minister said that in a unique initiative, the Punjab government would set up ‘Foreign Studies Cell’ in the Employment Generation Department which would save the students from the fraud travel agents and fake universities.

He said that this cell would work as an agent to guide and facilitate the youth of the state for foreign studies and all the public universities or colleges and recognised genuine institutes would be registered with this cell. The cell would directly tie-up with the foreign institutes to send students abroad for studies. This will not only save the students from frauds but this will also help them financially as the commission which the foreign institutes pay to the agents would be returned to students.