Capt hands out 9,592 appointment letters at job fair

Monday, 12/03/2018

LUDHIANA: Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh distributed 9,592 appointment letters on the concluding day of the second mega job fair at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Sunday.

With this, the total number of jobs generated under the government’s flagship scheme “Ghar Ghar Rozgar” in the past one year has reached 1,61,522. The Sunday’s event coincided with the first anniversary of the Congress victory in the assembly polls and chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s birthday.

The job fair was organised by the state government at 150 venues between February 20 and March 8. Several companies, including Maruti Suzuki, Microsoft, ICICI Bank and Amazon, used the platform to recruit candidates.

Addressing the state-level

function, the CM congratulated youngsters who got appointment letters and said: “In addition to other sources of employment, including university placements, another 90,000 jobs were being generated by 15,000 micro, small and medium enterprises.”


The CM also rejected the opposition’s charge that job fairs being organised by his government were facilitating only low-paying jobs. He said the packages offered in the second job fair ranged between ₹3 lakh and ₹31 lakh per annum. Eight companies had given out over ₹12 lakh per annum packages, 12 companies over ₹10 lakh, 24 with ₹7 lakh and 66 that provided salary packages of ₹5 lakh a year, he said.

He also urged youngsters not to pursue only government jobs under the misconception that they were better paying, as private companies were offering lucrative packages. Reiterating his government’s commitment to fulfilling the pre-election promise of “Ghar Ghar Rozgar”, the CM said the government has plans to set up universities and skill development centres.

SIDHU SKIPS EVENT While the CM gifted projects worth ₹398 crore to Ludhiana, state local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu did not attend the job fair.

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