Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government has begun to work out a road map to initiate action on the recommendations of C Rangarajan-led expert group on employment in the state.

Keeping in mind the Public Private Partnership, Chief Secretary of the state Madhav Lal emphasized that most of the recommendations will primarily be implemented with market forces.
He said that the government has to play the role of a facilitator enabling the private sectors to impart skills in the relevant trades and provide job opportunities to the youth.

To carry forward the Expert Group's recommendation, it was decided that Employment Department will be the Nodal Department.

All concerned departments like Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Industries & Commerce, Housing & Urban Development, School Education, Higher Education, Technical Education and Information Technology will designate Nodal officers within their department. This will be to facilitate time- bound action on the recommendations of the Expert Group.

A high- level Committee under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary will be constituted to regularly monitor follow-up action on the Expert Group's recommendations. The skills relevant to the fast emerging sectors like real estate, service sector, IT and primary sector will be identified for imparting training to the youth to enhance their employability in such sectors, he said.

(Agencies)