Industry steps to employ SC/ST candidates


New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS): Industry bodies have taken a slew of steps to provide Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates job opportunities in the private sector, the Rajya Sabha was informed Thursday.

The steps taken by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) include setting up an affirmative action council which has identified employability, entrepreneurship, education and employment as its core areas of work, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Manikrao Hodlya Gavit said in a written reply.

The CII has also trained 1,26,032 candidates from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in various vocational skills and begun midday meal programmes for them in backward districts of the country.

The Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industries has imparted skill upgradation training to 1,519 SC, ST students and provided 100 scholarships to them for studying in premier institutions.

The government had set up a coordination committee under the chairmanship of the principal secretary to the prime minister in 2006 to carry forward the dialogue with industry on affirmative action, including reservation for SC/STs in the private sector, the minister said.

The coordination committee is serviced by the department of industrial policy and promotion. It has been holding meetings with the chambers from time to time.

 

  

LEAVE A COMMENT

Title : Industry steps to employ SC/ST candidates


 
 
 
 

 
You have 2000 characters left.

Disclaimer:

Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Daijiworld.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will Daijiworld.com be held responsible.


Security Validation

Enter the characters in the image