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UP Mission Rojgar 2020 would be launched by the Uttar Pradesh government after Diwali festival. In this UP Mission Rozgar 2020, the state govt. will provide 50 lakh employment opportunities to jobless youths till March 2021. The new job scheme for educated unemployed candidates will be targeted at largely those who lost their jobs during COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
UP Mission Rojgar 2020
CM Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh govt. will start implementing Mission Rojgar in the state on a warfooting basis. There is a need to implement Mission Rozgar due to economic slowdown caused by Coronavirus. The UP state govt. has targeted to provide jobs to 50 lakh youths in this employment scheme in the next 4.5 months.
Employment Opportunities in UP Mission Rozgar
Through this Mission Rozgar Campaign, unemployed youth and those who have lost their jobs in the past few months will get a chance to apply for jobs. Youths would be able to fill application / registration form for jobs in government departments, councils, corporations, among others. The UP state government will also collaborate with the private sector for job creation.
Official Data of Unemployed Youths
As per the official government data, UP had about 34 lakh unemployed persons till February 2020. In the first few months of the nation-wide COVID-19 lockdown, around 40 lakh persons had returned to UP from various states where they had been employed. At-least half of the returnee migrants are skilled, semi-skilled or unskilled labour. The state govt. has directed the officials to finalise the action plan for rolling out the UP Mission Rojgar Scheme. Under the Mission Rozgar, the UP government would also help people become self-employed, linking it with the Atma Nirbhar Bharat scheme of the Centre.
Employment Help Desk for Jobless Youths
The Chief Secretary of the UP govt. has said that an “Employment Help Desk” should be set up in every department and in all organisations. The Job help desk will provide information about the various employment programmes being run by various departments and possible job openings.
Creation of Database of Job Opportunities
UP state govt. is committed to create a database of employment opportunities for youths. For this purpose, an app and a web portal are being developed by the Directorate of Training and Employment. Data related to employment will be updated on the portal every fortnight.
Job Fairs in UP Mission Rojgar Campaign
All directorates, corporations, boards, commissions, etc have been directed to appoint a nodal officer to keep track of the progress and coordinate between various stakeholders. The Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner has been appointed to oversee and coordinate the UP Mission Rojgar campaign while a high level committee headed by the CS will monitor the campaign monthly.
In each district, a committee under the chairmanship of the district magistrate will be set up to prepare an action plan for implementing the scheme at the district level. Simultaneously, the Directorate of Training and Employment, in collaboration with private industries, will organize employment fairs and resolve all pending recruitment cases.