File photo: Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on June 30 directed the skill, employment and entrepreneurship department to launch an online portal for facilitating free of cost registration of unemployed youths.

Taking part in a review meeting of the department, CM Sarma asked the officials to link these applications to the applicant’s Aadhaar numbers for simplification of the process.

Sarma also directed to include the option to delete one’s name in the portal by the registered job seekers after finding employment. “Similarly, there must be provision of auto deletion of names if the registered candidates do not renew their registration within stipulated time,” he added.

The Assam chief minister also directed to make the six under-construction ITIs in the state functional at the earliest while taking steps for creating required new posts there. Sarma also issued instructions to appoint a vice chancellor at the Assam Skill University soon to expedite activities of the university.

CM Sarma instructed for taking steps by the ITIs to impart vehicle driving training to 5,000 youth in the state in convergence with transport department.

Skill, employment and entrepreneurship department minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, principal secretary to the chief minister Samir Kumar Sinha, principal secretary of skill, employment and entrepreneurship department KK Dwivedi were present in the meeting.

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