|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Nov 21: National Conference Provin-cial President Devender Singh Rana on Tuesday said the shrinking of job avenues and brazen acts of backdoor appointments have pushed Jammu and Kashmir to the wall, as they see their future bleak under PDP-BJP dispensation.
"The tall claims of the coalition government with regard to empowerment of youth are falling flat, as they were getting further alienated by nepotism and political considerations guiding the recruitment", Rana said while welcoming several youth activists into the Youth National Conference at a function at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavant here. Rana accused the coalition government of failing in bringing a job policy and said the initiatives taken during the previous government led byOmar Abdullah have been negated. He said unemployment continues to be a biggest challenge for industrially underdeveloped state like Jammu and Kashmir but the insensitive dispensation is yet to appreciate this phenomenon. In this context he referred to SKEPWY besides Udaan and Himayat programmes and said these had rekindled hope among the unemployed educated but political myopism has taken them backwards.
Welcoming young people into the party fold,Rana exuded confidence that they will further strengthen the cadre and take forward the public movement under the banner of National Conference to meet challenges faced to the state on various fronts. Speaking on the occasion, Provincial Youth National Conference PresidentAjaz Jan referred to the growing discontentment among youth, especially unemployed educated and held the PDP-BJP dispensation responsible for pushing them to the wall by pursuing anti-youth policies. Jan said the youth are feeling let down and betrayed, as the past over three years have witnessed nepotism ruling roost and political exigencies guiding recruitments, mostly through backdoor channels. He said the youth were finding themselves in a precarious situation with avenues of jobs shrinking and recruitment process moving ahead in a snails pace.
Devender Singh Rana andJan besides senior National Conference leaders profusely greeted the young entrants, hoping this will bring renewed vigour in the cadre at the grass roots level.
Those who joined the party included Vikram Singh Manhas, Sunny Dogra, Sunil Singh Kala, Chandan Singh, Amit Singh, Sahil Sharma,Kunal Gupta, Deeraj Sharma, Sandeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Monu Verma,Ajay Singh, Tarvinder Singh, Viny Manhas andAjay Manhas.