CHANDIGARH:  With assembly elections around the corner, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Tuesday announced that the state government would provide one lakh jobs to youth in Punjab within a year and free coaching for competitive exams besides IELTS, TOEFL to enable the youth to go abroad if voted back to power, as the state cabinet approved the `Punjab Government Rozgar Guarantee for Youth Scheme (PRAGTY) 2022’.

After the late evening cabinet meeting, Channi said that this job guarantee scheme will also ensure free coaching to the students for the competitive exams to civil services and armed forces. He said the state government will also provide free coaching for IELTS, TOEFL and PTE to enable the youth to
go abroad easily.

“To facilitate the youth in going abroad and save them from clutches of fake travel agents, Punjab government will soon embark on a programme to send the students abroad after obtaining clearances from the Centre, so that they do not fall prey to travel agents. The government will provide interest-free loans for this purpose,” he said and added that similar interest-free loans will also be extended to youngsters who are desirous of opening their own ventures. The state government will initiate startup courses across all state universities.

This scheme formulated by the Employment Generation, Skill Development and Training department and cleared by the cabinet is aimed at ensuring guaranteed employment facilitation including jobs, private-sector jobs, foreign employment, foreign study, skill training including soft skill training, self-employment,
enterprise and entrepreneurship development, counselling and coaching for competitive examinations.

Source:- Punjab CM Channi says govt to give one lakh jobs every year, free coaching for competitive exams – The New Indian Express

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