The Uttarakhand Government would soon set up a new outsourcing agency to fill class III and IV posts in the Government. Informing about the plan of the State Government, the State Skill Development Minister Harak Singh Rawat said in the State Assembly on Wednesday that the need to set up a new agency has arisen as there is a restriction to employ only retried armed forces personnel and their dependents from the present outsourcing agency, Uttarakhand Purva Sainik kalya Nigam Limited ( UPNL).
The Minister accepted that the district employment offices which earlier used to provide government jobs have no role on the matter now.
He explained that nowadays recruitment of class I and II posts are done by agencies like public service commission while contractual appointments are being made by others.
The Minister said that employment offices are now playing a role in organising employment fairs and recruitment drives in private sectors.
In response to a question of Jhabreda MLA Deshraj Karnwal, Rawat said that over the past five years, 924511 unemployed had been registered in employment offices and 12747 of them had been provided jobs.
While replying to a question asked by BJP MLA Suresh Rathore, the State Skill Development Minister claimed that a large number of local youths are being provided employment by employment fairs. He said that 8721 youths have so far been provided employment in 192 local industrial units.