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Jharkhand joins hands with SIS to solve unemployment problem

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Jul 3 (UNI) In a novel experiment, the Jharkhand Government has entered into a collaboration with a Delhi-based security and intelligence agency under public-private partnership initiative for solving the problem of unemployment in the State.

Under the programme, Security and Intelligence Services India Ltd. (SIS) will impart job-oriented training to the people from scheduled caste (SC), scheduled tribe (ST) and other backward classes (OBCs) of the State and provide them jobs immediately thereafter.

''The first batch of 279 people is undergoing month-long training from July one and during the current financial year about 2,500 people will be trained and absorbed in SIS'', said Mr R K Sinha, Chairman and Managing Director of the company.

The candidate has to be a matriculate aged between 20 to 35 years with 165 cm height and 30-32 inches chest.

The candidate would get free training. However its cost will be borne equally by the State Government and the SIS.

''If this joint initiative succeeds, the State Government will select more than 200 people from backward classes for this job-oriented training every month,'' Mr Sinha added.

To begin with, four districts-- Daltonganj (Palamu), Gadhwa, Latehar and Lohardaga-- have been selected for the purpose.

One of the two largest security agencies in India, SIS will provide jobs to all the successful candidates either within the State or outside.

Incidently, these four districts are badly hit by naxal extremism and the State Government is taking a positive and constructive step to tackle the unemployment problem that breeds extremism, he said.

This move could be seen as a damage-control measure also which will pursue the youth to join the mainstream and dissuade them from the extremist activities, Mr Sinha said.

The state government has widely publicised this scheme.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs has also approached the SIS for placement from the first batch of 37 trainees from its recently set up Jai Prakash Narain Institute of Criminology and Forensic Sciences and six of them have been absorbed by the security agency.

Mr Sinha is hopeful that other such States might also collaborate with the agency in this regard.

An ISO 9001:2000 company, SIS has 25,000 people on roll with job profile of guarding the big corporate and industrial houses, factories and religious and heritage monuments of the country including those notified by the UNICEF except in North East Region and the Kashmir Valley.

The company runs four training academies at Dehradun, Gurgaon, Garhwa and Bangalore. And, a state-of-the-art training academy at Bhubanesar is expected to be operational soon. It plans to have at least one training academy in each State.

UNI BBS VA HT1420

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