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UP govt to launch internship scheme for school, college students

Press Trust of India  |  Gorakhpur 

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said the state government will introduce an internship scheme for students of class 10 and 12 as well as those pursing graduation to brighten their employment prospects.

Addressing a job fair organised by the Department of Labour and Employment Exchange at Gorakhpur University here, Adityanath said, under the scheme, students will be linked to various technical institutes and industries.

"This year we are going to come up with an internship scheme. Each youth who will do internship for 6 months and one year will be given Rs 2,500 as honorarium every month," Adityanath said here.

Of this, Rs 1,500 will be given by the central government and Rs 1,000 by the state government. After the completion of internship, the government will also help he youth in getting jobs and an HR cell will also be created for this," he added.

The chief minister also said that the government has decided that 20 per cent girls will be compulsorily recruited in the police department in the state so that they can contribute towards the state's security.

"Our effort is to open an ITI and skill development centre in each tehsil of the state which can give a platform to the youth for their skills," he said.

Referring to the ongoing DefExpo 2020, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 5 in Lucknow, Adityanath said, "This expo was an opportunity to connect with the glorious moments of India's valour, and military history."

"In this event, through their participation, the defence ministers, defence chiefs and ambassadors of 70 countries have proved that India will not remain an importer only, but also become an exporter in the field of defence," he said.

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First Published: Sun, February 09 2020. 16:14 IST