SSC awareness campaign on employment opportunities
Dimapur, January 21
An awareness campaign on employment opportunities through Staff election Commission (SSC) was held today at Kohima College Auditorium, Kohima. The programme was organised by the SSC in association with the department of Personnel and Training, Government of India.
Deputy Commissioner, Kohima W. Honje Konyak who delivered the welcome address said that such an awareness campaign on employment opportunities is the first of its kind and expressed gratitude to the visiting dignitaries for organizing the programme to make the young people aware.
He said that Nagas have less representation in the Central government jobs. He hoped that making the students aware would be the beginning of a new horizon. The DC harped on the need for follow-up actions and appealed to the students from various colleges and schools to be sincere and avail the opportunities through the awareness imparted to them.Regional Director (NER) SSC, Guwahati, Debolina Thakur gave a briefing on the purpose of the programme where she gave an overview on Staff Selection Commission and the examinations conducted by the SSC throughout the year. She said that the first step to success is to be aware about the employment opportunities and appear for the examinations.
Advisor, NEC, Shillong, Devajit Khound in his speech said that the literacy rate in the North Eastern Region is very high but it not translating into jobs in the region. He said that we have to take advantage of the high literacy rate and excel in the job market. He cited some problems faced by the people of the North Eastern Region like high school level dropouts, deficit in maths and science, deficit in teacher’s training and large scale migration to other parts of the country for higher education due to lack of proper infrastructure in the region.
He said that the North East Region needs good progress in Information Technology and also appraised the gathering on the coaching facilities provided by the NEC for competitive examinations.
He hoped that there would be more representation of Naga youths in the mainstream and called upon the students to be aware.
Chairman, SSC, A. Bhattacharyya said that the NE region representation in Central government jobs is lowest in the country and among the NE states, Nagaland and Mizoram stands in the bottom. He exhorted the students to avail the job opportunities through the SSC and also urged them to be sincere in their studies. He also gave a briefing on how to crack competitive examinations. Power point presentations were also given by the officials followed by interactive sessions.