Srinagar: Faced with the daunting task of providing jobs to over six lakh unemployed youth, Jammu and Kashmir government plans to develop Information Technology (IT) parks to generate employment in the state.

"The IT parks will be set up in various parts of the state to generate employment," Information Technology Minister Manohar Lal Sharma said while addressing a review meeting on Saturday.

Emphasising on viable IT projects in a time-bound manner, he called for ensuring that already established Communication Information Centers (CICs) are fully operational and the proper utilisation of technically skilled persons who are working for them was being done.

"These CICs are very important for development and upgradation of technical skills," Sharma said while urging for policy formulation for regularisation of these trained technical workers.

An official spokesman said the meeting also discussed various measures for the promotion of IT sector in the state so that the potential of the educated youth can be utilised in an efficient manner.

The meeting discussed the computerisation of treasuries (e-treasury system) as well, and it was informed that presently seven major treasuries are being computerised.

Also, work on developing a computer-based database of 4.5 lakh state employees and 1.5 pensioners is in progress, he said.


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