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LG launches Livelihood Generation Training Program in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) Sector

UT Government is opening up new employment avenues for J&K’s youth in Banking & Financial Services sector: LG

Various reforms in Banking Sector have created an investor friendly environment, transforming the sector into a critical part of economy

Our youth needs to develop skills in Banking & Financial Sector to capitalize on vast opportunities, says the Lt Governor

Terms the training program as a golden opportunity for youth to realize their dreams and be part of Sustainable Livelihood Campaign to achieve peace, prosperity, and profits

Lt Governor calls upon pioneers in BFSI sector to train young talent pool of J&K for skill development related to Financial Education

Our objective is to bridge the gap between demand & supply of skilled workforce; create strong environment for professional, technical skill development in J&K by encouraging entrepreneurship with progress, expansion, fulfilling the aspirations of the youth: LG

LG interacts with the shortlisted candidates for the Mutual Fund Advisors’ Capsule course

Several Thousand youth to be trained in BFSI sector

(Asian News Hub) – Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today launched Livelihood Generation Training Program in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) Sector envisaged under the MoU signed between Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and Mission Youth, J&K.

Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor said that the UT Government is opening up new employment avenues for J&K’s youth in Banking & Financial Services sector.

He observed that the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) Sector has received a major boost due to consumers becoming more aware about various investment options. This has unleashed the vast potential of this sector for different sections of the society in J&K and elsewhere, he added.

Underscoring the significant opportunities being offered by the banking sector, the Lt Governor said that various reforms have created an investor friendly environment and transformed the Banking sector into a critical part of the economy. Our youth needs to develop skills in Banking and Financial Sector to capitalize on vast opportunities, the Lt Governor added.

Addressing the shortlisted candidates for the Mutual Fund Advisors’ Capsule course, the Lt Governor said that the short term training programme will help them to begin their journey as entrepreneurs, thereby creating wealth for themselves and opportunities for many more youth.

“This is a lifetime opportunity for your career. Like a qualified professional, you need to understand the fund’s purpose and specifics and know which fund matches the interest of the investor. Later on, the certificate required from the National Securities Markets Institute (NISM) will also help you in that”, observed the Lt Governor.

The Lt Governor lauded the enthusiasm of some of the candidates who walked miles in minus seven degree cold to appear in the interview.

He asked the training partners that after a week of training, they should also focus on apprenticeship for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir, so that the transition of Training-to-Jobs can be completed easily.

Terming the training program as a golden opportunity for youth to realize their dreams and be part of Sustainable Livelihood Campaign to achieve peace, prosperity and profits, the Lt Governor said, “Today is a historic day for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir. For the first time, a program of employment oriented training is being started in the Banking and Financial services sector, which itself is sufficient to reflect the multi-dimensional transformation happening in J&K”.

Our objective is to create a strong environment for professional and technical skill development in J&K by encouraging entrepreneurship with progress, expansion and fulfilling the aspirations of the youth, the Lt Governor maintained.

Calling upon the pioneers in BFSI sector, the Lt Governor said that “70% of the population of Jammu and Kashmir is below 35 years of age. Our very large talent pool is ready for skill development related to Financial Education. You train them and provide them job according to their skill level. My focus is clear that the entire process of skill development should culminate into Jobs, not just limited to training and I want it to be embodied from the beginning of this first batch”.

Sharing some major highlights of the budget of 2021, the Lt Governor said that reforms have been recommended in the financial sector, which is going to give a tremendous boost to Job opportunities. FDI limit in Insurance Sector has been increased from 49% to 74%, Bond Market will be promoted by creating a permanent Institutional Framework, Tax Incentives have been arranged for Investment Funds, Cooperative Banks have been given the facility to convert as Banking Company under RBI rules. Apart from this, according to the report of Economic Survey 2021, there has been a noticeable improvement in the banking sector and the NPA of Commercial Banks has come down from 8.2% to 7.5%.

The Lt Governor observed that the government will continue to run institutional and employment oriented training programs in the UT through ‘Mission Youth’ to empower the new generation of J&K and prepare them for the future.

The Training Program is aimed to re-skill and up-skill the youth for sustainable job opportunities through a multi-pronged strategy involving all necessary systematic interventions. J&K’s young workforce will play a key role in economic growth and transformation of the UT, the Lt Governor said.

In the changing global market after COVID-19, a special skill framework is now required to work with advanced technologies and properly exploit the diverse opportunities available under the ‘New Collar Job’. We have brought a new Industrial Scheme to revive the economy of Jammu and Kashmir. By bridging the gap between demand and supply of skilled workforce and strengthening the skill development ecosystem, we will provide employment opportunities to 80 percent of the youth in the next five years, concluded the Lt Governor.

Sh. DP Singh, Chief Business Officer, SBI Mutual Fund delivered the welcome address and spoke on the huge potential and opportunities for youth to become wealth creators.

Sh. Ashishkumar Chauhan, MD & CEO, BSE Ltd. explained the process and details of the training program.

Sh. Ambarish Datta, MD & CEO, BSEI Ltd., during his Vote of Thanks informed that after seeing a tweet by the Lt Governor on Mission Youth, SBI Mutual Fund decided to come on board for the training program.

Prominent among others, present on the occasion were Sh. Farooq Khan, Advisor to the Lt Governor; Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, CEO Mission Youth and other senior officers.

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5 more localities declared as micro-containment zones in Srinagar

(Asian News Hub) – The authorities on Monday declared five more localities of Zadibal and Batamaloo areas of Srinagar in view of detection of fresh Covid-19 cases.

Srinagar admin said that 5 more localities of Zadibal and Batamaloo have been declared as Covid-19 containment zones to prevent the further spread of the virus.

The areas which have been declared as containment zones include Meerakabad Shalimar, Hyder Colony Kill Khan Gali Upper Soura, Buchpora Firdous Colony in Zadibal and Gazaliabad Lane No. 01 HMT and Shahanwar Colony Lane 02 in Batamaloo area of Srinagar.

Officials said that at least these areas have at least 33 active cases of Covid-19 and to prevent the further spread of the virus, these localities have been declared as micro-containment zones.

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Two militants killed in Shopian gunfight

(Asian News Hub) – At least two unidentified militants have been killed in an encounter that broke out between government forces and militants in Zeipora Mantribugh area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday.

A senior police officer told that two unidentified militants have been killed whose identification is being ascertained. He said that the search operation is still on in the area.

He said that the militants turned down repeated surrender offers given to them by government forces.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 34 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, thus triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 38 militants have been killed so far in Jammu and Kashmir this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.

Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, the internet services have been snapped across Shopian district.

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Fortis hospital sets Liver Diseases Centre at Star Hospital Srinagar

Appoints Dr Mir Sammiullah as senior Liver Transplant Consultant at Fortis Hospital Gurugram

(Asian News Hub) – Keeping in view the rising incidence of liver diseases in Kashmir, Fortis Hospital has established a Liver Diseases Centre at Star Hospital Srinagar.

The Centre will cater all types of liver diseases and liver transplant services.

Dr Mir Sammiullah has been appointed as senior Liver Transplant Consultant at Fortis Hospital Gurugram.

The OPD services will be on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.

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