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Bihar govt reaches out to electronics, telecom firms for skilling, employing state's youths

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Monday reached out to and telecom companies and industry bodies for skilling of youths of the state and providing them employment opportunities.

"We have been running 'recruit, train and deploy' programme for the last two years. Now we want and telecom companies to be part of it. Under which, the will meet the training and recruitment related costs for youth to make them employable in companies," Dipak Kumar Singh, principal secretary, and CEO, Development Mission (BSDM), said after a meeting with industry players here.

Singh said the has no shortage of funds for skilling youths in the state.

"Our (Nitish Kumar) wants youths to get jobs. There will be no cap on the number of youth that can be trained for employment in and mobile phone companies," the said at the Mobile Manufacturers Conclave organised by the BSDM.

He said that due to exorbitant land cost in Bihar, the has been unable to attract industries or companies that require large chunk of land but is ready to invest even if recruitment of youths takes place outside the state.

The meeting organised by the BSDM in the national capital saw participation from companies like Samsung, Lava, Karbonn Mobile, Xiaomi, Dixon Technologies, Lenovo, Mobile, and industry bodies like (ICEA), CMAI Association of India, Telecom Sector Skill Council, Electronics Sector Skill Council, etc, as per details shared by the officials.

Singh said the BSDM is open to industry deciding on a course curriculum to suit their needs for the recruit-train-deploy programme.

"and BSDM are very earnestly trying to structure and leverage the tremendous demographic dividend which the state enjoys in partnership with us. We are in the process of a feasibility study for building a formal structure of training and deployment," Pankaj Mohindroo, chairman, ICEA, said.

He said that an entire ecosystem of candidates, training partners, trainers, assessing bodies, etc, has to be established.

"We are happy to see the conviction and passion with which BSDM is working and sincerely hope that a great partnership between our industry and Bihar is going to be created for the benefit of our industry, Bihar and the nation," Mohindroo said.

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First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 18:45 IST