Mauritius company to hire 500 Bihar youths

March 19th, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Navinchandra Ramgoolam

Patna, March 19 (IANS) A Mauritius based company plans to hire 500 youths from Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) in Bihar. The announcement comes a month after Mauritius Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam visited Bihar, the land of his ancestors.

“Filcon Cavra Limited, a Mauritius based company, has sent a proposal to the Bihar government seeking services of 500 ITI-trained youths,” official sources in the chief minister’s office said Wednesday.

Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi held a meeting of the labour department officials following the Mauritius company’s proposal.

“In the first phase, 250 ITI trained youths would be appointed on positions like block layer, tiller, plaster form worker, carpenter, steel fixer and skilled labour and the rest would be appointed in the second phase,” said Modi.

According to sources, the company’s joint managing director Philipo Sinti sent the proposal to the state government.

Navinchandra Ramgoolam said last month during his visit here that Mauritius was facing an acute shortage of skilled professionals and had sought the state government’s cooperation in meeting the shortfall.

Ramgoolam during his three-day visit, his first to Bihar, announced $250,000 for the development of roads and a hospital in his ancestral village in Bihar and also annual scholarships to two students from the state.

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