Saurabh Bhagat reviews functioning of Employment Department

SRINAGAR, NOV 9: Developmental works of around Rs 48 cr have been executed by more than 2000 engineers of Kashmir division registered with Employment department, revealed Commissioner Secretary Labour and Employment, Saurabh Bhagat here today. The information was provided by the Commissioner during a meeting to review the functioning of Employment Department in Kashmir division.
The meeting was informed that during current year, 539 registered Self-Help Groups (SHGs) compromising 2333 engineers have executed 505 developmental works involving a cost of around Rs 48 cr. During the meeting, the Commissioner was informed that so far in 2018, Career Counselors of the Department organized 114 counseling sessions, during which, institutional counseling was provided to 6224 individuals, while individual counseling was provided to another 734.
Appreciating the work done so far, Bhagat said that the Department is bestowed with efficient human resource and best infrastructural facility. He said that the need of the hour is now to take the Department to new heights by adopting modern day working style, where officials besides delivering their duties professionally should also have necessary information at a button’s click.
The Commissioner impressed upon the representative of Entrepreneur Developmental Institute (EDI) and Women Developmental Corporation (WDC) to ensure that they keep Employment Department’s District officers in loop during identification and training of aspiring entrepreneurs. “Instead of doing the entire process in isolation, it would be better to take Employment Department into account as the latter is an important stakeholder in this entire process,” said Saurabh Bhagat.