Sunday, September 9, 2018

Youths Confront Govt over ‘unfulfilled’ Job Promise - In Front of DC Office

Youths Confront govt over ‘unfulfilled’ job promise
Youths Strike Against Unemployment
Gurdaspur, September 8, 2018:  In a bid to embarrass the Congress government over an “unfulfilled” poll promise, students are visiting offices of deputy commissioners across the state and handing over filled forms of the ‘Ghar Ghar Naukri’ scheme. Officials said the students were mocking the Congress manifesto in which Capt Amarinder Singh had claimed that his party, if voted to power, would ensure a job for every household in the state.

With the government not achieving much on this front, members of the Punjab Students Union (PSU) are now knocking on the doors of DCs across the state. Gurdaspur DC Vipul Ujwal on Friday granted an audience to about 60 girls owing allegiance to the PSU and Naujawan Bharat Sabha. Led by their state committee member Amar Kranti, the girls asked the DC to give them employment because “Capt Amarinder Singh had promised them to do so”.

The DC tried to reason with them, but to no avail. Kranti claimed that the DC asked them to take up jobs under the MGNREGA scheme. “I am a double post-graduate and currently I am doing a PGDCA course. My parents did not spend money on my education to see me working as a labourer. The CM promised jobs to every family and we are simply asking the DC to deliver what the CM had assured,” he said. Ujwal denied that he had asked Kranti or any other girl to take up job as a labourer. “The forms handed over by them were addressed to the CM. I told them that there was no need to send them to the CM as we have a district employment officer. They were adamant that the government should give them jobs. I have referred their cases to the employment officer,” he said.
Source: The Tribune

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