National Conference provincial president, Jammu, Devender Singh Rana, on Sunday sought continuity of the youth-oriented programmes undertaken by the Omar Abdullah-led NC-Congress government.
"Initiatives during the past six years had renewed hopes among the youth," Rana said while inaugurating a business enterprise established by a local unemployed youth at Jammu on Sunday.
In this context, Rana referred to SKEPWY and the centrally-assisted Udaan and Himayat programmes and said these brought cheer into the lives of unemployed educated youth. He stressed on the need for implementing such youth-oriented schemes with sincerity.
"Unemployment problem has to be tackled with compassion and care," he said and lamented over the anti-youth policies being pursued by the PDP-BJP dispensation by bringing the new recruitment policy.
"Like other parts of the country, the youth from J&K can also make a mark by taking up challenging positions in most competitive and lucrative sectors," Rana said, adding that the NC-led government had devised a transparent mechanism in filling up vacancies in government departments but the PDP-BJP coalition seems hell bent to upset this mechanism.
He said the NC will fight politicisation and commercialisation of jobs with its full might.