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Youth Cong chief for lowering age limit for skill development allowance

punjab Updated: Nov 28, 2013 22:16 IST
HT Correspondent

Newly elected president of the Himachal Pradesh Youth Congress Vikramaditya Singh demanded to lower the age limit to seek skill development allowance (SDAS) scheme from 18 to 16 years.

In a press statement issued here on Thursday, his spokesperson said he had written a letter to industries and public relations minister Mukesh Agnihotri.

In this letter, Singh underlined the need for good coordination between private industries and various government departments for identifying necessary modular employment skill programmes for the youth of the state.

Accentuating on lowering the age criteria for SDAS, he said this was required so that the youth could opt for and acquire the necessary skills immediately after completion of their basic education mandatory under the scheme so as to enable them for employment opportunities and self-employment.

Earlier in June, Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee president Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu also urged chief minister Virbhadra Singh to lower the age limit for same scheme from 25 to 18 and in the cabinet meeting held on August 20, the government had lowered the age to 18.

He also urged for organising 'Rozgar Melas' as per the policy of the government in all districts by inviting the entrepreneurs of various industries and the recruiting officers of power projects for selecting the youth as per their requirement.

In this letter, Vikramaditya also sought guidance from Agnihotri so that he could work as per the expectations of the youth of the state. Vikramaditya was elected the Youth Congress president on November 18.