Punjab polls: CM Channi promises 1 lakh jobs within one year
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Tuesday announced to provide one lakh jobs to the state’s youth within a year, if voted again into power.
Addressing a gathering after launching the Punjab Government Rozgar Guarantee for Youth Scheme (PRAGTY) at a private university in Phagwara, Channi said it was not merely an announcement but a commitment backed by a decision of the Punjab cabinet to be passed later in the evening.
The CM said that the first decision of the Congress government after being voted to power in the forthcoming assembly elections will be to provide these jobs. He said all those who have completed Class 12 will be eligible for jobs under this scheme.
Channi said the scheme will also ensure free coaching to students preparing for competitive exams to enter civil services and armed forces. He said apart from it, the state government will also provide free coaching for IELTS, TOEFL and PTE to enable the youth to go aboard easily.
“To facilitate the youth in going abroad and save them from clutches of fake travel agents, Punjab government will soon embark on a programme,” said Channi, adding that the government will provide interest-free loans for this purpose.
Similar interest-free loans will also be extended to youngsters who are desirous of opening their own ventures, said the CM, adding that the state government will initiate startup courses across all state universities.
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Gurugram: Residents of Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road on Saturday wrote a letter to Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, seeking his intervention in revoking liquor licences for pubs, bars and liquor vends on a stretch popularly known as the 'Mall Mile'. Resident welfare association of eight colonies along MG Road are likely to meet the chief minister on Sunday to apprise him of the alleged illegal activities being carried out inside the malls in the area, said officials.
Crude bombs were hurled and at least 12 houses were vandalised on Saturday as two factions of the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal's Malda district clashed over an old feud. A large number of police personnel was deployed in the area as the situation turned tense. Last month, at least six crude bombs were receovered from Malda.