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IT?S ?PAYDAY? for 52,571 educated unemployed on Friday. But more than the Rs 1,000 dole that would be handed out to them by Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, the unemployed are happy with their enrolment with the Employment Exchange here.

india Updated: Jun 16, 2006 00:20 IST

IT’S ‘PAYDAY’ for 52,571 educated unemployed on Friday. But more than the Rs 1,000 dole that would be handed out to them by Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, the unemployed are happy with their enrolment with the Employment Exchange here.

“All my attempts to get myself registered with the Employment Exchange so far had been in vain. Who knows, had it not been for this scheme, I would still be running from pillar to post to get enrolled,” said Sukesh Kumar, a graduate, who would be among the 300-odd beneficiaries to be personally presented unemployment by the CM. His colleagues, who feel that having been officially acknowledged as unemployed they stand a better chance now in any fresh recruitment drive, share the view being given to the function.

On Thursday, the entire top police and administration brass, including Chief Secretary NC Bajpai and DGP Bua Singh, spent time at the venue of the function —Ambedkar Rally Maidan—to take stock of the last minute finishing touches.

A huge ‘pandal’ over an area of 6.50 lakh square feet has been erected to accommodate the youths, who would be coming from all the six districts in Lucknow Division. A district wise break-up includes 14,448 from the State capital, 9,732 from Unnao, Rae Bareli- 8, 341, Haroi- 5,447, Kheri – 6, 444, Sitapur from 8,159.

The cheque distribution ceremony is scheduled to commence at 10.30 am. “We have built 54 enclosures. Each enclosure would be manned by a senior officer and a minister, who would distribute the cheques in their respective enclosure,” said DM Ramendra Tripathi. Apart from 30 close-circuit cameras, the administration has deployed 20 water tankers and kept 10 ambulances on the stand-by in case of any emergency.