Shift Focus To Skilling, Jobs: PM To GoM, Ministries

New Delhi: PM Modi has urged ministries to prepare a time-bound plan for re-employing and re-skilling migrant labourers, a month after the PMO set up a panel of ministers to look into job-related distress and loss caused by the pandemic-induced national lockdown.

In a meeting with the 8-member group of ministers on skill development and employment generation on Monday evening, attended by several other senior ministers, Modi is learnt to have asked the GoM and concerned departments to work continuously to find new ideas to generate new job opportunities for all.

While the group had focused on the problems of exodus of migrant labour from cities, the PM emphasised the focus should be on generating employment and looking at ways to skill labourers. ET has learnt that the GoM report was discussed in detail at the meeting and several ministers gave inputs. Chaired by social justice minister Thawar Chand Gehlot, the GoM had in its May 14 report recommended to the PMO formulation of a clear and immediate procedure to address food, shelter, health check-up, financial assistance, counselling and safe travel of migrants.

Source: Economic Times

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