On Tuesday, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced that soon his government will introduce a new scholarship scheme for Scheduled Castes (SC) students. He accused the Central Government of Backstabbing the SC students as it ended post-matric scholarship for SC students.
Centre deprived SC students of higher studies
The Chief Minister said that the new scholarship scheme will provide an opportunity for the weaker sections of the country to pursue higher studies in various schemes. From which they had been deprived of due to the withdrawal of the post-matric scholarship by the Central Government.
He further added that the state government was in process of revising this scheme so that it can ensure that no SC student is deprived of higher education.
Job opportunities are given by the Punjab government
Also, the CM instructed his administration’s resolve to recruit one lakh youth in government jobs in the next one and half years, which means among these 50,000 will be recruited till March 2021, and another 50,000 by the end of its 2021.
According to a statement released by the government, The CM Amarinder Singh was addressing a virtual program on the culmination of the 6th State Level Mega Rozgar Mela from Patiala, with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
Amarinder Singh informed with quite a satisfaction, that his government has provided job opportunities for 13.42 lakh youth through placement and self-employment assistance under the scheme in the last three and half years.
Among these, 50,000 government jobs and 4.04 lakh private jobs have been given to the youth. Apart from it, the Punjab government jas facilitated approximately 8.80 lakh youths in taking up self- employment ventures, he informed.
The CM informed Rahul Gandhi that most well-known multinational corporates like Microsoft, and other private companies of India, including Trident, Guru Gobind Singh Refinery (HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd.), Bathinda, has played a central role in providing a number of beneficial jobs to Punjab’s youth.
Rahul Gandhi comments on Punjab government work
Rahul Gandhi complimented the leadership of Amarinder Singh in providing a number of jobs to the youth. He said it is the duty of any government to provide job opportunities to its youth.
Rahul Gandhi further added that employment opportunities for youngsters can transform their destinies and future and lead to the development of the nation. He termed Punjab as the frontrunner state in the country which has a hardworking, peaceful, and resilient workforce committed to maintaining the basic values of humanity.
Rahul Gandhi pointed out that Punjab once lead the SME (small and medium enterprise) sector but the Akali- Bjp government destroyed it as well as they are trying to ruin agriculture in the country.
However, now the Congress party regained its power in the state and it is continuing to work to nurture the small and micro units business, which has enormous potential to grow and result in job creation.