Jaipur : The overseas placement bureau under the Rajasthan Skill and Livelihood Development Corporation (RSLDC) is holding a first-of-its-kind placement fair for the skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workforce for the Middle East in June in Jhunjhunu.
The fair is being supported by the ministry of external affairs. Since 90% of the state’s workforce comes from Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Nagaur, Churu and Jaipur districts, the fair is being held in the Shekawati region.
Krishna Kunal, commissioner (skills, employment, and entrepreneurship), said, “State has a vast reservoir of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled manpower. As a large number of this workforce goes abroad for work, it becomes imperative for us to provide them proper counseling and orientation, keeping in view the needs of the market along with the enhancement of their functional capability.”
The cell will also provide the pre-visa training to workers by holding orientation camps about laws and cultural sensibilities of the employer country. It has reached out to several companies to ensure that the process would be hassle-free. Sharpening the skills set of potential workers is also high on the agenda of the cell.
To protect the interests of labour going overseas, the RSLDC has formed the Rajasthan Pravasi Sharmik Kalyan Prakosth (RPSKP).
“It is not only to facilitate workers going abroad, it will take care of them in case of crisis in countries to which they are headed with the support of the head of Indian missions and the ministry of external affairs,” said Kunal.
According to the ministry, 48,129 workers of Rajasthani origin went overseas in 2014, around 46,000 in 2015 and over 35,172 in 2016. They are mostly working in countries such as Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Malaysia and Bahrain.
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