By Our Reporter
SHILLONG, Sep 26: As many as 293 candidates in the state were assigned their appointment letters to be inducted into various government departments and organisations as part of the Rozgar Mela held at an event here at the State Convention Centre on Tuesday.
The letters were handed over to the candidates by Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs, John Barla.
The departments which absorbed the candidates include Posts, Food Corporation of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO), Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Defence.
Out of the 293 candidates, 126 received appointment on Tuesday in the Meghalaya region.
It may be mentioned that similar events were held at 46 locations in different parts of the country.
While speaking on the occasion, Barla recalled that the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for providing government jobs to the youth in a time-bound manner.
“In June 2022, Prime Minister reviewed the status of Human Resources available in all departments and ministries and instructed that recruitment of 10 lakh people must be done by the government in mission mode in the next one and half years,” the MoS said.
Highlighting that the Rozgar Mela is a significant addition to the various initiatives of the central government, Barla said it is a step towards fulfillment of the commitment of the PM to accord highest priority to employment generation along with providing meaningful opportunity to the youth for their empowerment and participation in national development.
Speaking about the effectiveness of organising Rozgar Melas across the country simultaneously, the minister said that the idea of giving appointment letters in one go has been started so that a collective temperament of completing projects in a time-bound way develops all across the government.
The idea is that the recruitment process is to be seen as a project, which also needs to be completed in mission mode, he added.
The minister said that the government is committed to make the process of recruitment easy and fair and steps like abolition of self-attestation and abolishing interviews for posts in Group-D have helped the youth in getting government jobs.
“Today, the government employee is a Karmayogi, who is efficient and dedicated towards the goal of nation-building and service to the citizens of the country. All new appointees will get an opportunity to train themselves to become Karmayogis,” he added.
The PM, who also joined the programme virtually, congratulated those who received their appointment letters.