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DRMs and Unemployment problem; a setback for islands' evolution Youths expecting LG's attention

TMI Bureau
Port Blair, June 14: These days the Daily Rated Mazdoors (DRMs), working in various departments in the A&N islands are facing tough time concerning their job regularization. Obviously, the youths serving since years together under concern department as DRMs are now finds themselves locked in the social order.
"Most of the youths who are serving as DRMs in various departments are became age barred to apply for any jobs vacancies, and others from ground of mechanical, electrical and civil skilled DRMs are has to face dissatisfaction in applying for jobs other than their related skills. Secondly, most of the DRMs are married, and some among them are having young children too. In addition, the market inflation in the islands is also not letting them be calm, and circumstances forces them for agitation against their job regularization", an aware citizen of Delanipur said.
"The Heads of the concern Departments also with the want of works be done in the respective departments are extending the DRMs tenure up to an unending period by fractions. However, the concern departments assures to sort-out DRMs issues. The DRMs and Unemployment problems in the islands are badly effecting the development of these islands", the citizen added.
The former Lt. Governor, A&N Islands, Lt. Gen AK Singh (Retd.) has directed the Secretary (Personnel) to expedite the recruitment process for filling up vacant posts in various departments of the Administration on June 17, 2016. He has directed that these vacancies should be filled up in a gradual manner. As many as 4127 posts including group A, B(G), B(NG) and group C posts are lying vacant in various departments of the Administration, said a release on June 17, 2016.
Moreover, the former Lt. Governor, Lt Gen AK Singh (Retd) while speaking at the closing ceremony of the 67th Vanmahotsava celebrations held at Tagore Auditorium at Middle Point on August 04, 2016 referring to the unemployment problem in the islands, the Lt. Governor mentioned that "the Govt. cannot provide employment to all as the govt. jobs are limited and he called upon the younger generation to develop the spirit of free enterprise. With the inception of undersea cable, the Administration will be able to provide platforms in every field for the Islanders to prosper". The Lt. Governor urged the students to work hard to realise their dreams and assured that the Administration will create environment and atmosphere where they will be able to flourish.
But, the number of educated unemployment youths are increasing year by year and employment opportunities seems less in comparison to the huge number of pass outs from different education institutions in the islands, and the OFC cable project also seems far at distance to witness the day of opportunities for unemployed youths.
Now, the youths are highly expecting from the exceptional Lt. Governor, A&N Islands, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, who always strives for the welfare of the islanders to unlock some projects for employment generation for the benefit of the working DRMs and educated unemployed youths of these islands.


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