Friday, 29 June 2012

Bishnupriya Manipuris demand more employment opportunities


From our Correspondent

SILCHAR, June 28: Members of newly formed Bishnupriya Unemployed Youths Association submitted a memorandum addressed to the Deputy Commissioner, demanding proper consideration with regard to selection of beneficiaries under Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) 2012- 2013.
Gopesh Sinha, president of the organization said that the un-employment problem had been gripping the youths of the community. He pointed out, “As most of them belong to semi urban area, the banks also do not pay interest for extending loan facilities.”

He added to say that the unemployed youths of the community were deprived of different facilities given under different schemes like PMEGP, KALPATARU, CM’s Yojana. He alleged that the funds allocated for the youths of Bishnupriya Manipuri were also not utilized properly by the Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council. He further said that gross anomalies and irregularities in funds in the name of auto rickshaw distribution to the unemployed youths were also found.

In the memorandum, the members of the organization requested the Deputy Commissioner to consider the names who applied for financial assistance under PMEGP scheme.

The copy of this memorandum was also sent to Tarun Gogoi, Chief Minister and general manger, DICC, Cachar.

Courtesy: The Sentinel
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