JAMMU, MAY 21:
Reiterating his demand for jobs to locals in the upcoming IIT, IIM and Jammu Zoo in Nagrota Assembly Constituency, MLA and Provincial President National Conference Mr Devender Singh Rana on Monday made a strong case for a specific share in the non-academic, technical and support staff of these institutions by the respective managements.
Dwelling upon the allocation of jobs for locals in IIT and IIM, Mr Rana said the peripheries around these institutions have talented youth who could be considered against the posts of electricians, plumbers, technicians, gardeners, drivers, watch and ward staff besides support staff in the non-academic arena.
He said he has, time and again, emphasized this to the managements with a plea that skilled and unskilled force like masons, carpenters, painters, welders etc besides contractors for various supplies could also be engaged locally.
Mr Rana said that since a new airport is also proposed to be laid in Bajalta or Panjgrian, the avenues of jobs for the locals in various categories will have to be ensured. He said a concrete policy is needed to be devised for optimum job opportunities for the locals wherever projects of eminence come up. The MLA Nagrota said that he and the people of his constituency have been monitoring the IIT coming up brick by brick and the contribution of the hardworking local work-force has been crucial. Agreeing in principle to the suggestion of Mr Devender Singh Rana, the Chief Minister assured that the proposition having merits will be considered and taken up with all concerned.