Sahibganj (Jharkhand), Sep 30 (ANI): In a bid to stop youngsters from joining Maoist rebels, the government recently organised a job fair in Jharkhand's Sahibganj District to provide them with employment opportunities.
The event was organised on September 23.
Sahibganj Deputy Commissioner Arun Kumar Sinha said that many insurance companies and security agencies came to recruit prospective candidate.
"At least nine companies have come in for the recruitment and most of them are security agencies and insurance companies. As per the future, they are all private companies, so there is a future, if they will work well then they have good future prospects," he said.
Sinha, however, added that due to the lack of required skills, many big companies did not turn up at such job fairs in remote areas.
He further revealed that the government is committed to combat the peril of underpayment that arises out of availability of more labour and less jobs.
"The students, who come lack the required skills. So, their employability is very poor, due to which they are not offered much money. If they have good skills, they would definitely get good jobs," said Sinha.
"There has always been a problem of demand and supply. If there are more people available for jobs, then there is definitely the issue of exploitation. But the government's aim is that they should be saved from exploitation," he added.
Companies such as the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), the State Bank of India (SBI) were present for the recruitment.
There was a mixed response among applicants to the job fair.
While some were happy that the companies had come forward for the recruitment drive in their native areas, others were left unimpressed with the low numbers of companies that turned up and the variety of jobs on offer.
"This step is very positive. There is a ray of hope that unemployment will end to an extent. The government's step is very encouraging," said Jeetu Kumar, an applicant.
Amrita Pramanik, another applicant, said the job fair was a god send for those without jobs, but not for those with jobs looking for better opportunities.aoists have not accepted the offer made to them by the Centre to suspend violence and start talks.
So far this year, they have killed 297 civilians and 109 security personnel (ANI)