Monday, September 20, 2010

[ZESTCaste] Cops help SC, ST youths get jobs

Cops help SC, ST youths get jobs

Express News Service

In yet another initiative of community policing in the state, the
Sonbhadra police are helping youths belonging to Scheduled Caste and
Scheduled Tribes from Naxal-hit areas in getting jos.

While 35 such youths were employed with Jaypee group of industries
last week, 30 others are undergoing training at a technical institute
of L&T group in Sonbhadra. The police will also be sending 100 more
such youths to L&T's training institute in Delhi next month. The
company will employ the youths trained at its institutes. The youths
engaged with Jaypee and L&T are class V passouts.

The Sonbhadra Superintendent of Police (SP), Preetinder Singh, said
the youths from different villages of Naxal affected areas ¿ Kon,
Manchi, Raipur, Pannuganj, Karma, Pipri and Windamganj —were picked up
for the jobs. These youths belong to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families
and could not study beyond Class V. They had no jobs and were easy
targets for Naxal groups.

He said they talked to the officials of Bombay Intelligence Security
(BIS), which supplies security guards to the Jaypee group in and
outside Sonbhadra district. As the company agreed to engage the
youths, the police selected 35 of them and provided them one-month
training. These youths are now employed as security guards with the
unit of Jaypee group in Sonbhadra.

Besides, they contacted the L&T authorities who agreed to train youths
at their technical institute in Sonbhadra. The 30 youths who are
undergoing two-month training there also getting Rs 1500 stipend.
These youths will be engaged at different sites of L&T after the
training and will be getting a monthly salary of Rs 6,000-8,000, the
SP said.

Singh said they are in the process of selecting 100 more youths from
villages for training at the Delhi institute of L&T from the next

He further said the they will also make an arrangement to provide
computer training to Class XII pass youths from these areas. Former
IPS officer Kiran Bedi's organisation, which provides
computer education to the wards of policemen across the country, has
agreed to provide training to the youths of tribal areas of Sonbhadra.

Singh said they already have purchased a few computers while some
computers have been provided by Bedi's organisation. Bedi's
organisation will send its instructors for two-month training to
selected youths and will issue certificates to successful students.
The organisation has also assured to employ those youths whoa re found
extraordinary during the training.

The training is expected to begin next month, the SP said.


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