Minister for Finance, Labour and Employment Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari Wednesday said the Department of Employment will sponsor Civil Services coaching for deserving students of the state and will bear all the expenses of their boarding and lodging.
The minister asked the department to select 10 each from Jammu and Kashmir division for IAS coaching and 15 each from Jammu and Kashmir provinces for KAS coaching at some reputed institutions in the country. He said the department will bear all their expenses including tuition Fee, Boarding and lodging.The minister said this while reviewing the performance of the Departments of Labour and Employment in a meeting here today.
Vice-chairman Board J&K Building and other construction workers’ Welfare Board Mudasir Amin Khan, commissioner secretary Labour and Employment, Kifayat Hussain Rizvi, labour commissioner Bashir Ahmad Khan, director employment GR Mir, senior officers of the department district officers and district officers were present in the meeting.
Bukhari directed the officers to visit the schools, colleges and Universities to conduct career counseling so that the students make up their mind in particular trade since their initial days of colleges so that they can prepare in a better way.
Bukhari also directed to conduct DPC meetings at earliest to avoid stagnation and fill the vacant posts under Promotional quota.
While reviewing the performance of the department of Labour, Bukhari urged the officers to make the department more vibrant and active so that the unemployed young generation and the workers are benefitted.
Minister while directing for early disposal of the pending cases, said the department is custodian of the rights of the labourers and pending cases amounts to denial of justice the labourers. He asked the officers to follow the deadline of 90 days for disposing of the cases. Officials further informed that the department conducted 908 inspections to various factories under Factory Act during the previous fiscal and launched prosecution against 22 offenders.
The Minister on the occasion inaugurated the portal www.jkepfo.gov.in online registration of Employees’ Provident Fund. The Organization endeavors to provide hassle-free delivery of benefits through E-platforms to subscribers and ensure protection of interest of working class as envisaged in Provident Fund Act/Scheme 1961 and EDLI Scheme.
The Minister also directed the officers of the department to identify a suitable land in Srinagar and come up with a proposal for construction of a hospital for the laborers. Meeting was informed that currently there are ESI Dispensaries in the state while 11 new dispensaries are proposed in the industrial areas of the state for the convenience of labourers.