SRINAGAR: Mission Youth Jammu and Kashmir and Pulwama district administration have finalised the modalities for the establishment of various youth-centric projects aimed at skill development, employment, recreation and career counselling among other initiatives. These proposed projects are aimed at benefiting more than 10,000 youth in the district
An official spokesman said the Mission Youth has proposed to set up a 200 seater Rural BPO, Call Centre at Pulwama along with a state of the art BPO Training Centre. The project will provide employment to more than 600 youth and also served as the centre of excellence for the training of youth in the BPO sector with a focus on IT/ITES Service. Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Baseer Choudhary briefed about the site earmarked for setting up the prestigious project which will serve as a hub of IT services.
District Administration, Pulwama has also earmarked land measuring 25 Kanal for the establishment of the District Youth Centre to be established by Mission Youth in coordination with Mission YouthJammua and Kashmir headed by Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary. CEO Mission Youth and DC Pulwama inspected the site for the establishment of District Youth Centre which will have a host of amenities for youth including library, digital library, auditorium, career counselling centre, sports halls and other infrastructure apart from drug de-addiction centre.
A District Skill Development Centre is also proposed to be established at District Headquarters Pulwama which will serve as a dedicated centre for skill development training centres under various schemes of Govt of India, J&K Govt and various partner organisations. It will also provide the students with the details about scholarship and fellowship opportunities apart from skill development opportunities.
CEO Mission Youth chaired a meeting of officers to discuss the modalities for the establishment of Rural BPO/ Call Centre, District Youth Centre and District Skill Development Centre. Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Baseer Choudhary briefed about the site earmarked for the BPO establishment, competitive process to be coordinated for selection of executing agency and effective efforts for completion of project in a set timeline. He said that the proposed project will be executed involving a team of dedicated officers.
Dr Shahid while discussing the modalities of the establishment of Rural BPO dwelled on the key components infrastructure, dedicated internet service, software, IT equipment and other components of BPO. He discussed the roadmap for training for more than 5000 youth of Pulwama in the BPO sector in Phase-I and providing opportunities for their placement in different companies. He also shared the vision of Lt Governor Manoj Sinha, who heads the Mission Youth governing body, about the constructive engagement of youth and providing a platform for their aspirations for which all the stakeholders need to work in close coordination. He called for planning to be youth-centric with their active involvement at every stage.
DC Pulwama briefed about the earmarked places for the establishment of three proposed projects in the district and also assured all efforts for youth engagement, their skill development and providing job opportunities. He said that active coordination of District Administration and Mission Youth will yield results in a time-bound manner.