After the Rural Development Ministry’s ‘Himayat’ - training-cum-placement programme for the unemployed youth in Jammu and Kashmir - 11 corporates under the Home Ministry’s ‘Udaan’ scheme will visit Jammu and Kashmir in batches from April 19 to May 4 to train students.
‘Udaan’ was launched by the government in 2012 to address the unemployment issue by providing employment-oriented training. A total of `1,000 crore was cleared by the Centre for the scheme.
Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said that the project appraisal committee in a meeting on Monday had approved a proposal under the scheme of Special Industry Initiatives for Jammu and Kashmir.
“The committee approved the proposals of M/s IYogi to train 5,742 graduates, M/s Accenture to train 3,300 candidates, M/s 247Inc to train 6,000 candidates and M/s Ligare Voyages Ltd to train 2,000 candidates over a period of five years,” Shinde said.
He also said the visiting companies include, Iyogi, Rooman Technologies, Religare, TCS, 247inc, Accenture, Infosys, Bajaj Alliance, Learning Links, Canara Bank and ONGC.
The ‘Udaan’ scheme implemented by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) covers graduates, post-graduates and professional degree holders in Jammu and Kashmir.