Year since JK’s bifurcation, Ladakh youth cry for job opportunities as region witnesses surge in unemployment

Ladakh: A year after the bifurcation of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, the youth of Ladakh are crying for job opportunities as the region is witnessing a surge in the unemployment scale.

The residents believe that the recruiting board in the newly created Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh have been rendered dysfunctional for a year now and no new job placements are taking place.

The worried youth said that for the past one year the educated youth are facing sheer disappointment with no employment opportunity.

“After bifurcating the state into two UT’s, the administration has left the educated youth in Ladakh on God’s mercy to look for employment opportunities.

Najmul Huda, one of the resident from Ladakh, said that the administration has made district recruitment boards dysfunctional as a result of which the educated youth are highly worried and disappointed, especially with the administration’s neglecting attitude.

Huda said the administration has stopped issuing the posts at both UT and district level, while the authorities have authorised the private recruiting agencies for a few of the posts, including the posts for the Information Department.

“Earlier the councils (LAHDC) of both, the districts would recruit on the district level with framed recruitment board, while the SSRB advertised the rest of the posts,” he said.

The residents also said that the authorities must come out clear about the recruitment process and advertise posts for the twin district of Ladakh.

“Unarguably the rise in unemployment has taken a toll on the educated youth leaving them highly worried about the future,” they said. “We urge the administration to initiate concrete steps to commence recruiting local youth.”

(Syndicated feed from KNO)


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