President reviews 150,000 jobs programme
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa reviews the 150,000 employment programme which will come to effect from 2nd September onwards.
President advised the relevant authorities to appoint the eligible graduates in accordance with their field of study. He also said priority should be given to the poorest among the poor in every Grama Niladhari division when selecting candidates for the programme to employ 100,000 low-income persons.
President made these remarks during a discussion held at the Presidential Secretariat today (17) to discuss future modalities of the employment programme.
President emphasized the necessity of providing on the job training as a measure to address shortcomings and deficiencies in the public sector. Qualified persons will be employed in the private sector too. During the one-year training programme more attention should be paid to nurture qualities such as leadership, meeting targets and building confidence.
The President also pointed out the importance of offering jobs for selected graduate employees at new State Ministries to achieve set goals of those ministries.
Many people apprised the President of the issue of shortage of teachers in schools when he visited several districts during the election campaign. It was also decided to appoint new job recipients to overcome this problem. Low-income recipients selected for employment under the 100,000 jobs scheme will be directed to fill vacancies at 24 different trades. They will be trained by the National Apprentice Board.
Secretary to the President P.B. Jayasundera, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Retired Major General Kamal Gunaratne, Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration, Provincial Councils and Local Government Mr. J.J. Ratnasiri and other officials were present at the discussion.
How can you create jobs from thin air. Please some one tell me. And where the money comes from other than printing more.
Stupid MORON…job generation comes from ushering in economic programs (at all levels) and this is what the country is going to see now going forward…of course if you are a SJB or (worse) UNP stupid relics, no , you will not see it that way!
I am not doing any atrocity as an idiot Simon accuses. If I write some comments over the limit, I know the moderator of this blog would not let them to publish.
I explain everything in general without naming any particular institution or a person. Some countries lost totally as a result of huge public sectors, salaries and pensions with weak contributions to the economy.
I am not a native English person so my English could be wrong to some people in some extent.
I love to this country.
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Your contibutions are very much appreciated.
Keep it up and wish you the best.
Slaves and idiots write proper English. As long as you understand what I say does it matter.
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