The State-level Commerce and Industry Department officers held a review meeting here today. The meeting was presided over by the Department Secretary Mr. Subodh Kumar Singh. He stressed upon the need for establishing industries as per the local district-level needs. Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh is of the firm view that employment should be linked with industries. There was a detailed discussions on attracting the investments in Information Technology sector, solar energy, agriculture and forest produce-based industries.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today inaugurated the two-day Second National Vendor Development Programme and Industrial Development Exhibition organized at Central College of Engineering and Technology campus in Kabeer Nagar, capital city Raipur. This event has been organized by Central Government's Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Industry (MSME) in association with Chhattisgarh Government's Industry Department.
The State Government has taken several steps to protect the interests of the unorganized labour. The State ranks top in implementing welfare schemes for the toiling masses in the entire country. About 14 lakh workers were registered to help them to take advantage of the various welfare schemes launched by the State.Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh had allocated Rs 40 crore budget for the overall development of unorganized labour in the current financial year 2014-15. He had announced opening of Employees State Insurance dispensaries at Siltara, Deepka, Sarangarh and Sejbahar.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh felicitated pensioners in the nation-wide pensioner's felicitation programme organized by Employees Provident Fund Association (EPFA) today at capital city Raipur of Chhattisgarh. For the first time under Employees Pension Scheme, Dr. Singh gave away pension cheques of minimum amount Rs 1000 along with shawl and shreephal to the pensioners. Nearly 35 thousand out 65 thousand pensioners in state have been benefited by the hiked amount of minimum pension under Central Government's monthly pension scheme.
State Government's Manpower Planning Department organized a Placement Camp at Pandri, Raipur based District Employment Exchange Office, for the first time. It is noteworthy that Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh has instructed all the District Employment Exchange Offices to organize such camps so as to ensure direct contact of unemployed youth with the employers, for this will prove helpful to unemployed youth in getting employment and self-employment opportunities as per their qualification.
Employment Day will be observed along with Chawal Utsav under Food Security Scheme in 9734 village panchayats in the state under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA)on 7th of every month.
State Government's Manpower Planning Department in association with District Administration has organized a two-day 'Rozgar Mela' in naxal-affected district for the first time, on instructions of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh. In this event, Small Industries Organization (Udyog Bharti) is conducting the registration of youngsters for jobs in various trades. On the first day, total 110 candidates were registered for various posts including supervisor, security guard and office staff related jobs.
The members of Chhattisgarh Shaskiya Snathak Abhiyanta Sangh (CSSAS) have hailed the decision of Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh for making announcement to increase services years of government employees by two years. The decision indicates BJP Government serious and showed responsibility towards Government employees.
Various announcements by Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh in public interest at the state-level Independence Day celebrations programme organized in capital city, have been more than welcomed by the every section of society. Senior leaders of Chhattisgarh State Employee Association namely Virendra Namdeo, Pooran Singh Patel, Rajesh Kohli, AK Chelak, BR Rawat, PK Pandey, Usha Jha, Vinita Soni, and Urmila Shukla and other office-bearers of the association have thanked Chief Minister and welcomed his decision of increasing retirement age to 62 years. Leaders of the association said that Dr.
Chairman of Chhattisgarh Grade-III Government Employees Association, State General Secretary Chandrashekhar Tiwari and Patron Narendra Singh Chandrakar have thanked Chief Minister for his announcements in larger interest of employees on the occasion of Independence Day yesterday. Leaders of Employees Associations said that in last nine and a half year, Chhattisgarh Government has taken various important decisions for welfare of lakhs of state employees.