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J&K KVIB holds workshop on various schemes

April 27, 2018 07:43 PM

Jammu, April 27: Jammu and Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board today held a workshop on various schemes, being implemented by the KVIB, at Udhyog Bhawan Jammu, wherein Vice Chairman of the Board- Peerzada Mansoor Hussain Sohrawardy was the chief guest.

Vice Chairman suggested the concerned officers to encourage unemployed youth, especially belonging to ST-SC community. He further exhorted upon the unemployed youth to be a job provider instead of job seeker.

 

While speaking on the occasion, vice chairman said that government has launched number of schemes for the unemployed youth, especially for the backward classes with the motive to uplift their economic standards.

"J&K KVIB has emerged number one board in India due to hard work and dedication of the team," said Vice Chairman, adding that KVIB is providing hand holding support to rural unemployed youth through PMEGP, SFURTI and SCST Hub schemes.

He asserted that earlier KVIB had some limitations in certain sectors with regard to implementation of PMEGP and to overcome those limitations, KVIB has come up with a new scheme called Chief Minister Employment Generation Programme, which was appreciated and approved by hon'ble Chief Minister and Finance Minister.

Vice Chairman suggested the concerned officers to encourage unemployed youth, especially belonging to ST-SC community. He further exhorted upon the unemployed youth to be a job provider instead of job seeker.

Giving presentation about newly envisaged National Scheduled Caste Scheduled Tribe Hub Scheme, CEO/secretary Rashid Ahmed Qadri said that it is an initiative of the Government of India to develop a supportive ecosystem in a bid to encourage SC-ST MSMEs.

He said, "Government of India has introduced a Public Procurement Policy for MSMEs of 2012, which is notified under MSMEs Act 2006. Under the policy every central government ministry, departments and public sector undertakings shall procure minimum of 20 percent of their total annual value of goods or services from MSMEs.”

He added that in addition, 20% of such procurement from MSMEs, i.e. 4% of total procurement of goods and services shall be made from Micro and Small Enterprises owned by SC & ST entrepreneurs. At present, government procurement from SC-ST enterprises is less than 1% due to low participation of the SC-ST enterprises.

As a part of agenda of action, KVIB shall organise Vendor Development Programmes in various districts of the State, stated CEO.

Anil Kumar Sharma, Assistant Director KVIC Jammu while giving details about Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), briefed about online process flow of applications under PMEGP.

Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer-Pawan Gupta threw light on Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI).

“SFURTI is a scheme to promote cluster development, which will provide sustained employment for traditional industry artisans and rural entrepreneurs by improving their capacity building and manufacturing skills through training and exposure visits,” DyCEO said.

Others who spoke on the occasion included senior board members, RC Sharma and Chandermohan Sharma, Nikhil Grover from JK Bank.

 Financial Advisor KVIB-Ashraf Haqla, Deputy chief executive officer (admin) KVIB-Javed Anjum Mir, State director RSETI - AK Razdan, district officers KVIB from Kashmir and Jammu, besides officers and officials from different departments attended the workshop.

 

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