Unemployed youth enrol for jobs with J-K police

January 31st, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI  

Srinagar, Jan 31, (ANI): Unemployed youth attended a Jammu and Kashmir Police recruitment rally on Saturday here.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police in collaboration with the State Government has decided to raise five Reserve Police battalions.
Officials said similar recruitment rallies would be organised at every district headquarter in the state.
The 300,000 unemployed of the State are pinning their hopes on young Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
Those attending the rally said they did not want to participate in protests anymore and wanted to achieve something in life.
We want to do something; we want to move forward and do something in life. We do not want to depend upon stone pelting during protests anymore,” said Niyaz Ahmad, an unemployed youth.
Youths in Srinagar said they have great expectations from Abdullah, and believe he can solve the unemployment problem in the state.
“We want unemployment to vanish completely from here. We expect the new government, and especially Abdullah to do this, said Shabir Ahmad, another unemployed youth.
However, reported moves by the State Government to increase the age of retirement from 58 to 60 have been greeted with dismay by experts.
One expert said that the solution does not lie in increasing the age of superannuation, but lies in the development of human resources and equipping the next generation with appropriate skills. (ANI)

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